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Paediatrics

The AICE Paediatrics Group focuses on the chiropractic care of children, from birth to 18 years, and includes the management of common conditions and enhancement of neurological development.
 

Purpose

To serve our members by advancing the clinical application and understanding of chiropractic care for children. We shape the future through advocacy, collaboration, research, and education for the betterment of the profession, and the children of our communities.

We advocate for the right for all chiropractors to work with children.



Vision

Our community fosters collaboration, engagement, education, research, advocacy, and growth for our members. Our members are empowered to guide the optimal development of children through chiropractic care, building healthy families and communities.

Mission

  • To enhance the expertise and skills of chiropractors and represents practitioners with a special interest and qualification in paediatrics.
  • Unite all Australian chiropractors with an interest in paediatrics and facilitate improvements in best practice standards for chiropractors in this field.
  • Liaise with undergraduate and post-graduate educators and promote ongoing educations and research within the field.
  • Promote positive and research based public education campaigns, that highlight the field and its practitioners.
  • Act as a media liaison on behalf of the field and represent the best interests of the group.
  • The facilitation and co-ordination of up-to-date research, ensuring the field is delivered the latest paediatric research to implement into best practice.

Scope of Practice

Paediatric chiropractors focus on the comprehensive and holistic care of the child, to restore function and contribute to optimal growth and development. They achieve this through developmental and age appropriate assessment and care delivery, whilst ensuring a high standard of professional, safe and ethical practice.

These chiropractors demonstrate advanced competencies in the age and developmentally appropriate care of children using best practice, multi-modal techniques to enhance the function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.

These chiropractors have clinical expertise in childhood adjusting techniques, developmentally specific rehabilitation protocols, parent/caregiver education, research translation, communication, lifestyle advice and leadership. They participate comfortably in the child's healthcare team, working closely with parents, other health care providers and the community to provide the best high quality care for each child.

Competency Framework

The Paediatric Committee has developed a Competency Framework for advanced Paediatric chiropractors.

Click to view the Paediatric Competency Framework.

Membership

Membership runs from financial year 1 July to 30 June.

For more information on fees and application process for titling, please click here.

Click and complete the relevant application to be a part of the AICE Paediatrics Clinical Practice Group.

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