'Zealot' chiro struck off for two years

A chiropractic "zealot" has been struck off for two years after he charged a patient with cerebral palsy $50,000 for an unproven treatment, and used the patient in a promotional video when he couldn't pay his bill.

Melbourne chiropractor Malcolm Hooper had his registration cancelled on Friday, three years after the Chiropractic Board began prosecuting him for giving the patient hope that his condition could be improved using hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a robotic walking device.

The chiropractor formerly treated players at AFL club Essendon, according to media reports, though