Anti-vaccine chiropractors redux 13 – what’s new at CQU?

Yesterday afternoon I noticed a tweet from Central Queensland University which linked to a CQU published news article highlighting a visit by a local chiropractor to a class of fitness students, as a part of their academic exposure to allied health professionals:

CQU 2 chiro visit fitness students tweet

Readers may remember a previous 2013 post regarding CQU, who at the time were instigating a chiropractic program under the direction of Phillip Ebrall, who in turn was intent on seeing a return to the non-evidence-based vitalistic education which has gotten chiropractic into so much disrepute today. Ebrall was forced to apologise for his public behaviour at the time and left CQU soon after; the CQU chiropractic program was to focus on evidence, not magic.

The article on the CQU news page noted:

CQUniversity’s Certificate IV in Fitness students were given great insight into the area of chiropractic science recently, thanks to an industry visit from Dr Rod Le Coz, owner of Grays Chiropractic.

Rod spoke about the role of chiropractic care in maintaining spinal health and the positive effects this has on the nervous system.

Students were given information on how chiropractic care can assist in all ages, from babies to seniors, as well as assisting with a range of complaints, from behavioural problems to back injuries.

Le Coz 1 CQU article chiro for behavioural issues babies etc

Those who follow the goings on of chiropractic, and the claims made by some chiropractors, would have had alarm bells ringing, immediately. I know I did. Trigger words such as “positive effects on the nervous system”, “chiropractic can assist babies”, and the alarming “range of complaints including behavioural problems”, makes me immediately question if CQU had conducted any due diligence on this “industry” spokesman; the like of which I undertook for the rest of yesterday afternoon. We know all too well how this precise lack of due diligence played out recently, with the Coffs Harbour medical school having to terminate a contract held with an anti-vaccine chiropractor of some disrepute.

Rod Le Coz is the chiropractor who was asked to present to university students. He owns a business called Grays Chiropractic Centre Mackay. Le Coz is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, as well as the anti-vaccination infected Australian Spinal Research Foundation, and raises money for the latter.

Of note is Le Coz’s colleague at Grays Chiropractic, as of this year: Ben Phillips, who readers may remember from Anti-vaccine chiropractors redux 11 – the chiropractic immunologist. Oh boy:

Le Coz 4 Ben Phillips working at Mackay Grays

So, after seeing the CQU article, and doing the usual scroll through Facebook pages and profiles, and the business website, what did we find out about Rod Le Coz? There is so, so much to include; I apologise profusely.

Anti-vaccination posts

Vaccines cause autism, via the anti-vaccine chiropractic doyen of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), and Pathways to Family Wellness (PTFW) magazine, Jeanne Ohm:

Le Coz 33 Ohm vaccines cause autism demyelination

Anti-HPV vaccine article from Lucija Tomljenovic:

Le Coz 39 Tomljenovic HPV

Vaccine dangers and dangerous vaccine ingredients; from the anti-vaccination organisation, the National Vaccine Information Center, via PTFW:

Le Coz 41 PTFW NVIC vaccine dangers back to school

Vaccine risks to children posed by aluminium adjuvants – a standard anti-vaccine trope – via the infamous anti-vaccine site Gaia Health:

Le Coz 42 Gaia Health aluminium vaccine risks

The scary CDC vaccine schedules, twice:

Le Coz 67 CDC vaccine schedule coll

The anti-vaccine chiropractic infomercial, Doctored; twice:

Le Coz 69 Doctored coll

Le Coz also uses his personal Facebook profile for his chiropractic business. We can see he notes his place of business and profession in his “about” section:

Le Coz 1 profile business chiropractor

There are many more recent anti-vaccine posts on his profile.

Natural News story on the “corrupt” pharma industry and vaccine harm:

Le Coz 55 profile NN antivax

Hep B immunisation causing MS:

Le Coz 57 HepB vax caused MS cases profile

JAQing off about vaccine safety by citing Gaia Health, again:

Le Coz 58 Gaia Health vaccine increase mortality profile

And of course the Italian vaccines-cause-autism zombie which has since lost its head:

Le Coz 59 Italian vaccines cause autism profile

In this post I also wanted to include several of Le Coz’s posts which are directly pertinent to his claims made in the CQU article. These are his claims about subluxations and nervous interference; claims about chiropractic adjustments boosting immunity; and claims about babies, children and pregnancy.

First, however, I wanted to show what is at the heart of these claims. The miracle of a deaf man who could hear once again due to the power of the innate intelligence, flowing again thanks to the chiropractic adjustment; the chiropractic origins story, complete with the sage and founder of the faith:

Le Coz 76 Palmer miracles coll

Subluxations and nerve interference

On his business’s website Le Coz claims that chiropractic can lead to a decrease in the need for medications, such as asthma puffers:

Le Coz 49 website asthma puffers reduced

Le Coz claims that subluxations are caused by  the following:

poor posture, knocks, falls, car accidents, even the birth process can be a major cause of subluxation in the newborn child. Stress, whether it be physical, emotional or chemical, is one of the most common causes of spinal subluxation

Le Coz 50 website subluxation causes

Le Coz also  makes some grand claims about the safety of chiropractic, for all ages; and he uses comparative advertising to denigrate mainstream medicine – in itself a breach of the Guidelines for advertising regulated health services: 6.2.1 Misleading or deceptive advertising:

Chiropractic adjustments are extremely safe for individuals of all ages – from infants to 100 year olds. Our adjustments are safe because we only use natural and noninvasive methods of care. Research consistently shows that care from chiropractors is among the safest care available and is literally light years ahead of traditional medical care in terms of “safeness”.

Le Coz 51 website comparative advertising adjustments safer than medicine

Here Le Coz uses the mobile phone reception similes to explain that subluxations are a real thing which need to be treated by a chiropractor:

Le Coz 60 cell phones coll

These images attempt to explain how chiropractic adjustments rid the customer of subluxations, thereby rendering a “greater expression of LIFE” for the customer:

Le Coz 9 subluxation meme greater expression of life

The safety pins. Of course:

Le Coz 61 safety pins coll

“Dis-ease”. Caused by something which doesn’t  happen:

Le Coz 70 subluxations real coll

And if you haven’t bought the story so far, you could always get the shirt:

Le Coz 36 subluxated tshirts

Immune boosting via chiropractic adjustments

These claims are a clear breach of the National Law. It is black and white. We now have a precedent thanks to anti-vaccine chiropractor, Tim Shakespeare.

Claims adjustments boost immunity, enough so as to fight off influenza and colds:

Le Coz 64 immune boost coll

Chiropractic can “develop” your immune system, and help with colds:

Le Coz 65 immune boost coll

Adjustments will boost your immune system and “enhance immune function”:

Le Coz 66 immune boost enhance function coll

Babies, children and pregnancy

I have a feeling that chiropractors will be needing to provide some reputable citations if they wish to continue making any of the following claims.

The ubiquitous, outrageous 10 Reasons from Jennifer Barham-Floreani:

Le Coz 21 JBF 10 Reasons

95% of infants have misalignments:

Le Coz 62 95 % coll

Babies and children require adjustments due to being born, needing immune boosting, and for breastfeeding. Also chiropractic children have “happier dispositions”. I’m not sure how that is measured:

Le Coz 72 babies kids pregnant coll

Children who are indoctrinated by chiropractic believe in the “innate intelligence” which flows throughout the body. Who would have guessed? Le Coz also claims chiropractic is “safe, gentle and effective for kids”. Without reputable citations to substantiate this claim, and without an adverse events register, I don’t understand how these claims were ever allowed:

Le Coz 73 babies kids pregnant coll

How do you know if your baby has a subluxation from the birthing process, punk? Well, do you? Also the frankly silly claim that chiropractic cures bedwetting:

Le Coz 74 babies kids pregnant coll

From Barham-Floreani, the fanciful claim that chiropractic “may help new mothers produce milk”. And just in case that isn’t the nursing problem, chiropractic care will “directly affect” a baby’s ability to breastfeed:

Le Coz 75 babies kids pregnant coll

And, from his profile, Le Coz shares this misleading image from the ICPA, that chiropractic is essential for mother and baby:

Le Coz 56 pregnancy chiro vital for mum bub ICPA profile

Testimonials

Look. Testimonials are banned. They are against the National Law. Just stop.

What better way to stick it to the man than to allow a testimonial to remain published under a whinge:

Le Coz 43 testimonial under Catalyst whine

Another three testimonials from Le Coz’s business Facebook page:

Le Coz 71 testimonials coll

Another breach of the National Law for the use of comparative advertising. I’d like to see substantiation presented to the Chiropractic Board of Australia for all of the claims made in this image:

Le Coz 26 chiro safer gentler anti neds surgery

General health misinformation

Le Coz is anti-fluoride, of course. And he is anti-fluoride for his home-town of Mackay:

Le Coz 68 anti fluoride coll

The wonders of turmeric are endless; cancer cure, depression, asthma, antibiotic, slows MS:

Le Coz 63 tumeric coll

And for a real cancer crank it’s hard to go past this one:

Le Coz 28 Gerson quote Food Matters

Aspartame, of course:

Le Coz 47 aspartame

And, finally, the various claims of the healing properties of aromatherapy:

Le Coz 14 aromatherapy

As with my previous post regarding the use of an anti-vaccine chiropractor for medical school allied health rotations I can only say the same in this case: what due diligence was exercised when it was deemed appropriate to secure the services of  chiropractor Mr Rod Le Coz to impart his professional knowledge upon university students?

I think it is now high time to start asking serious questions about the appropriateness of any university campus allowing any member or representative of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia to have access to their campuses or any students in them.

There is now another organisation, Chiropractic Australia, from where moderate, more evidence-based industry representatives can be sourced. The bonus is that we know they will not have anything adverse to say about public health measures such as immunisation; nor will they attempt to teach students that anything seen in this post is a reputable claim or treatment worthy of inclusion in any university course.

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The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

AUGUST 2015

Rob Hutchings is a chiropractor who conducts his business at Body Brilliant Chermside, in Brisbane. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hutchings is a self-confessed anti-vaccinationist who first came to our attention, in 2010, for making anti-vaccine comments on the Facebook page of the disreputable Australian Vaccination Network. Hutchings has appeared in this blog several times; most recently for claiming that his Facebook profile had been hacked whenever his Facebook profile had made anti-vaccine comments on the internet. The following are Hutchings’ treatment and cure claims made this year in the Facebook group, Chiropractic Success Stories.

August 12 – Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse.

– I love it… with all the fuss going on in Australia over chiropractic, a patient of mine went to PATIENT’s GP to tell GP PATIENT wouldn’t be needing the anti- inflammatories, the antidepressants (that winning combination) or the referral to the surgeon for a lumbar spine fusion

– When asked how PATIENT managed to get PATIENT better, PATIENT replied, “My chiropractor helped me.”

– He turned beet red, and began to sputter that chiropractic has no scientific basis, PATIENT’d been ripped off by a quack, you know the routine

– PATIENT is a rather prim and proper PATIENT from England (Brits, please forgive me with the stereotype, but it is important to the story!) and PATIENT politely let him do his scripted rant

– PATIENT then asked, “How many years have I been your patient?”

– “More than 20 years” he replied

– “And how many years have I suffered back pain?”

– “More than 20 years” he replied

– “And what was the scientific basis for giving me antidepressants?” PATIENT asked

– “Because pain has got to be upsetting.” he replied

– “And do you know how long I’ve been seeing the chiropractor?” PATIENT asked

– “No”

– “4 months. That’s it. 4 months. And I have no back pain, I can go for a walk, I can go for a swim, I can socialise with my friends with no pain, I don’t suffer the horrible side effects of the drugs anymore, so please forgive me when I say, ‘shove your science and your drugs up your ass.’

August 14 – ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient.

– A re-share of one of my personal favourites. Another kid off Ritalin.

– An XX year old PATIENT was brought in by his FAMILY MEMBER after FAMILY MEMBER’d become a patient, had attended my regular workshop and later a special workshop on ADHD

– I’m continually amazed by mind boggling hypocrisy of “skeptics” who say chiro for kids is unsafe and will shout it from the roof tops in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary and seem quite content to sit back and say, “Yeah, giving kids psychotropic drugs is a good idea.”

– Anyway, this PATIENT was brought in and had been diagnosed with ADHD

– PATIENT FAMILY MEMBERS out of desperation had begrudgingly allowed PATIENT’s doctor to give PATIENT Ritalin

– The science of Ritalin was proven true. PATIENT’s doctor marvelled that it “worked.” And purely from a scientific point of view, it did. If the question you ask is, “Will Ritalin help with curbing hyperactive behaviour?” the answer is often (at least for a while), “Yes.”

– When I met the PATIENT, PATIENT’d been on Ritalin for 8 or 9 months and was more or less a zombie. Too bad the scientific question the drug pushers wasn’t, “Is ADHD caused by a deficiency of Ritalin” and “Should we bother asking the question, “Is Ritalin causing a shit load of harm to the child who’s brain we are messing around with?”

– Anyway, PATIENT was suffering all sorts of “Side Effects”, you know, those actual EFFECTS of the drug not brought up as the question in the science experiment of messing with brain chemistry of developing minds

– PATIENT was suffering kidney damage, even more impaired sleep, was a complete zombie, eyes were glazed over, was getting headaches and blood in PATIENT’s urine

– After hearing me speak about the possible causes of ADHD, PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER brought PATIENT in. I routinely speak about the issue. I do not claim that subluxation is the sole cause of ADHD and that chiropractic is the “cure” because it is not. Over the years, I’ve observed that subluxation is sometimes the sole cause. I’ve observed it to be a contributing factor, along with poor diet and chemical toxicity. I’ve also observed as a factor, just plain shitty parenting. (Apologies if that sounds judgemental, especially coming from a non parent, but hey, sometimes it’s true. In this case however, it was NOT a factor.)

– Prior to coming to see me, the FAMILY MEMBERS had given PATIENT a strict organic diet to see if this would help. That’s a good idea to do for health and well being anyway, but in this case it did not seem to put a dent in the symptoms. Its worth noting, that I’ve observed some cases of ADHD have the symptoms completely reverse with this intervention alone

– Prior to coming in, the FAMILY MEMBER had re-vamped the home with a range of toxic free products that I recommend in my toxic elimination talk. It helped clear the PATIENT’s eczema, but no other observable changes were seen in that 3 weeks before brining PATIENT to me. Over the years, I’ve also observed some cases where the symptoms disappear just with this intervention

– Usually, however, it is the triad that is going wrong, and that’s when I’ve seen the overwhelming majority of cases improve when all three are implemented. That is, chiropractic, good diet and reduce toxicity

– So I found a huge subluxation of the Atlas, a kyphotic neck and a severely titled and rotated pelvis. T8 was also badly subluxated and this made a lot of sense…. nerve supply to the liver, PATIENT was having trouble flushing out toxins from PATIENT’s body

– So I began adjusting PATIENT 2 x / week

– Safety of chiropractic compared to safety of medical management:

– Chiropractic: No injuries or adverse reactions

– Ritalin: Damn near killed PATIENT

– At 2 weeks PATIENT’s eyes began to focus

– At 3 weeks PATIENT began to sleep much better, almost through the night

– At 4 weeks the family decision was made to wean PATIENT off of Ritalin

– At 6 weeks, this process was completed. PATIENT stopped having blood in PATIENT’s urine from then on

– At 7 week, PATIENT’s teachers noted PATIENT was completely focused in school, was not disruptive in any way

– At 8 weeks PATIENT was playing actually PLAYING soccer!!!

– At 12 weeks, PATIENT’s doctor marvelled that the Ritalin had finally “cured” PATIENT before being told that PATIENT wasn’t taking it anymore and was told what actually happened. The family was told it was a case of (remember that acronym I coined a few weeks ago?) Spontaneous Remission Coincidentally Timed With Chiropractic Adjustments

– I need no acknowledgement from medics, but I have grown fond of the large number of medics with different specialties over the years have credited healing of their previously sick patients with S.R.C.T.W.C.A.

– Since we all know MDs are all 100% evidence based and everyone else is 0% evidence based, it’s amusing to see the experts keep suffering from Brachio-oro-anal-encephalitis. (i.e. Arm down their throat and head up their ass!)

August 26 – Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession.

– So PARENT1 took BABY to the doctor. PARENT1’s 7 month old BABY had essentially not stopped crying since day one

– So, they took the baby to the doctor. And who wouldn’t trust a doctor? It seems many laws are either passed or in the works to make it criminal to second guess…… but I digress…..

– Tests were done. Blood work, urine, etc

– Conclusion: The baby could be depressed

– But apparently the good doctor in this case decided that the baby was depressed. WHo knows the circumstances? Perhaps the baby was pissed off that BABY was in a room painted pink when BABY clearly wanted a blue room because BABY is planning to grow up to be a tom-boy. Maybe BABY’s upset because BABY’s brand of diapers isn’t as expensive as what the cool kids are using these days

– But nobody investigated the cause of BABY’s depression. It was decided that the cause was a deficiency of anti depressants

– So as is becoming increasingly common in Australia, a 7 month old baby was put on prozac

– After a few months of this, and with the baby still crying as much as BABY had before, PARENT2 put PARNET2’s foot down. “Babies don’t get depressed unless you abuse them! And we weren’t abusing BABY until we allowed that asshole to give BABY drugs.”

– PARENT2 had heard me speak at a health expo, did not accept a new patient consult when offered and I assumed I’d never see PARENT2 again

– But PARENT2 called up 3 weeks ago and brought PARENT2’s BABY in along with PARENT2’s skeptical and frightened PARENT1

–  WHile they were there, because the new patient consult took longer than planned, another family showed up for their adjustments. So I excused myself and went and adjusted the family, including a 1 year old who previously suffered from ear infections

– The new family watched the adjustments in amazement and bewilderment. The 5 year old was giggling on the bench, high fived me afterwards, and it seems I did not seperate her head from her neck!!

– So that was what it took

– So I adjusted the baby on a Monday. And again on a Thursday. When they came in on Thursday they told me they had the first 2 nights in 7 months when not only the baby slept through the night, THEY slept through the night!!! The little BABY had only cried a few times during those two days for several minutes!!

– They informed the doctor of what had happened. Prior to getting to the fact that this happened as a result of chiropractic care, the doctor interupted, “I guess those pills worked. BABY’s not depressed any more.”

– Well, they told the doctor, ‘No, we took BABY to a chiropractor.”

– “THAT’S NOT SCIENTIFIC!!!” The rant began….

– Guess what? PARENT2 was prepared for that. PARENT2 had previously researched the psychotropic drugging of children…. and…. gasp…. it turns out there are no studies that show that giving a baby antidepressants is safe, effective or even a logical assumption to make that a little baby who is not being abused could be so upset over BABY’s crib’s brand name that BABY would develop clinical depression

– “Who are you going to trust?” The MD demanded, “A quack or a real doctor?!?!”

– PARENT2 responded, ‘I’m going to trust the man who said that giving mind altering drugs to a baby is probably a bad idea and more importantly was the first person to help us get the health result we all wanted and needed!”

– P.S. PARENT1 and PARENT2 are now patients too. PARENT1 no longer suffers headaches after 20+ years of daily headaches. PARENT2 is now seeing that PARENT2’s lower back feels better and now that PARENT2 can sleep through the night, says PARENT2’s getting back into running and cycling

– P.P.S. Is giving babies antidepressants becoming more common in other countries as well? I’ve only seen the Australian reports

August 29 – Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

– A PATIENT of about XX something years has been a patient for just over 3 months. PATIENT came in with a huge list of health problems, and it was a very begrudging intital consultation and PATIENT was very clear that the only reason PATIENT began chiropractic was because it was about the only thing PATIENT hadn’t tried and PATIENT had nothing to lose

– PATIENT’s PARTNER was equally skeptical, was very hesitant about spending money because they’d already spent a fortune on drugs

– PATIENT suffered back pain and migraines for about 30 years. PATIENT’d suffer migraines on average a few times a week. PATIENT’d always carry “emergency drugs”, PATIENT missed out on many vacations, either by not going at all or by being too sick and unwell to enjoy them wherever PATIENT went

– PATIENT’d had a laminectomy some years ago with no relief of symptoms following it

– PATIENT suffered migraines regularly and more often in response to certain triggers

– One of the triggers was chocolate. PATIENT hadn’t had chocolate in 30 YEARS!!! How terrible would that be???? 30 YEARS of no chocolate has got to be the worst thing ever!!

– A few weeks ago I mentioned that often when the nerve system works better when it is free of subluxation, stressors that trigger migraines are often innately healed and they may no longer trigger migraines

– Since PATIENT has been feeling so much better anyway, hasn’t had drugs in 2 months, PATIENT’s PARTNER feels so much happier because PATIENT is actually WELL, very little back pain, no headaches, do dizziness, much more clarity of thought….. PATIENT decided to take it a step further….. PATIENT tried a few squares of chocolate…..

– NO MIGRAINE..

– A few squares of chocolate became a whole bar of chocolate

– NO MIGRAINE!!!!

– Imagine that??!!! No chocolate for 30 years, 3 months of chiropractic, and you can now EAT CHOCOLATE!!!!

– The moral of the story: Get adjusted, Eat chocolate, life is wonderful

Hutchings 63 publicly captured Facebook image March 15 2011 messiah halo

Publicly captured image courtesy Facebook 2011.

Thanks to Super Shooper for halo addition.

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Note:

All of Hutchings’ stories come from a closed Facebook group called Chiropractic Success Stories. I am reproducing these abridged stories under Fair Dealing, and in the public interest, for the following reasons: Hutchings admits to treating coma patients in a hospital and admits that he knows that this is a breach of the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors; Hutchings is demonstrably using anti-vaccination misinformation in treating patients; Hutchings is demonstrably claiming to treat or cure conditions outside of his scope of practise; Hutchings admits to using anecdotal stories in his private practice. Patients are also drawn from public screenings; and Hutchings admits that these stories are used as word of mouth testimonials in schools and kindergartens, thereby accruing more patients.

Although listed as a “closed group”, the Facebook group Chiropractic Success Stories cannot realistically claim to be a private group for the use of chiropractors only: it has over 3500 members; non-practitioners are regularly permitted to join; Hutchings knows that the group is not private, referring to “trolls”  in the group on several occasions; and group administrators and Hutchings are aware that stories from the group have been shared on Facebook and elsewhere on numerous occasions.

I have edited Hutchings’ comments into point form so as to retain the content of his claims without boring the reader into a subluxation-induced coma, brought on due to his overuse of words employed in the act of fictional self-aggrandisement. Hutchings’ original spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors are retained.

I have replaced pronouns, ages, and genders of individuals – where possible – with “PATIENT”, “PATIENT1”, “PARENT1”, “FAMILY MEMBER”, and “XX”.

Basically, the text is Hutchings’. I’ve replaced words for the purposes of anonymising the stories, and the people used in them.

List of posts in this series:

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1 

  • January 2015: Substance abuse cured; Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic; Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

  • February 2015: Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient; Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother; Dyslexia cured;  XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

  • March 2015: Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines; Infertility cured; Huntington’s Disease treated; Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patientGardasil vaccine injury cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

  • April 2015: Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient; Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials; Self harm cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

  • May, June 2015: Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient; Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

  • July 2015: Bhutan ear infection cured; Deafness cured and patient’s drawing; Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops; Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories; Anxiety cured; Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores; Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindy. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

  • August 2015: Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse; ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient; Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession; Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

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The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

JULY 2015

Rob Hutchings is a chiropractor who conducts his business at Body Brilliant Chermside, in Brisbane. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hutchings is a self-confessed anti-vaccinationist who first came to our attention, in 2010, for making anti-vaccine comments on the Facebook page of the disreputable Australian Vaccination Network. Hutchings has appeared in this blog several times; most recently for claiming that his Facebook profile had been hacked whenever his Facebook profile had made anti-vaccine comments on the internet. The following are Hutchings’ treatment and cure claims made this year in the Facebook group, Chiropractic Success Stories.

July 1 – Bhutan ear infection cured.

– Several days back, I posted about some success stories I experienced while trekking in Bhutan

– Those who read it may recall one of the stories was about a little PATIENT who was having recurring ear infections and got better

– I received an email from them this morning saying that “The man with magic hands is celebrated by Komico (the PATIENT’s name) and PATIENT’s family. PATIENT’s ears are healthy.”

– The photo below was taken the day after PATIENT’s first adjustment and shortly after PATIENT’s second. Turns out when not suffering ear infections, PATIENT’s quite the little show off!!!

[image not shown here]

July 6 – Deafness cured and patient’s drawing.

– Below is the drawing I recieved today from a XX year old PATIENT

– PATIENT has been deaf in one ear all PATIENT’s life. PATIENT had a very traumatic birth

– PATIENT had PATIENT’s first adjustment on thursday last week

– By the time I called PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER to check up on PATIENT that evening, PATIENT’s hearing was restored!!

– They took PATIENT for testing on Saturday. 100% function

– PATIENT gave me this drawing, declaring me part of the family.

– I’m too tough to get teary. But i have to do something about the recurring problem of getting dust in my eyes at work…

[Drawing by PATIENT not shown here. Here is a drawing of a sqiril in its stead, drawn by my daughter who was then aged 4. They are acorns]

Sqiril

July 7 – Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops.

– Judging by the number of people who message me after I post a cool story, I’ve probably given the false impression that I have a eutopian practice and I never have crap days or crappy moments in practice. Not true, I do

– Yesterday however was no such day. It was AWESOME!!!!

– In addition to the drawing I received from the PATIENT who got PATIENT’s hearing back (see previous post) another highlight was my monthly evening workshop. At the end, I normally tell a cool story, (usually has been posted here by that time) As I was about to launch into my story, a PATIENT who’s been a patient for 5 months put up PATIENT’s hand and asked if PATIENT could share PATIENT’s experience with chiropractic

– PATIENT said that last year PATIENT was put on the list for a liver transplant. PATIENT’s XX years old, in the process of making a lot of changes in PATIENT’s life

– So I met PATIENT while screening at the local Mind / Body / Spirit expo and PATIENT became a patient. Not surprisingly, we found a kyphotic neck and a whopper of a subluxation at T8….. (uh… can anyone say, “direct nerve supply to the liver?”

– Anyhoo, last night PATIENT got up and said PATIENT had medical testing done on PATIENT’s liver. To PATIENT’s specialist’s great surprise, 98% function was measured. He said, “Your medication must be finally curing you.”

– PATIENT said,”Uh, I stopped taking my meds within 3 months of becoming a chiropractic patient.”

– He opened his mouth to start bitching at PATIENT. PATIENT cut him off and said, “Save it. I already know what you’re going to say.”

– Transplant cancelled, Awesome way to end an awesome day in practice!!

July 21 – Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories.

– Some may remember a post from a few weeks ago in which a XX year old PATIENT who has been deaf in one ear since birth (PATIENT had severe birth trauma) got PATIENT’s hearing back after getting adjusted

– So yesterday the family was in for their adjustments. NAMED, the little PATIENT, told me PATIENT was explaining chiropractic to PATIENT’s teacher and class mates. It was PATIENT’s “show and tell” (I remember that!!!) thing. PATIENT brought in PATIENT’s hearing aid to “show” and to “tell” why PATIENT doesn’t need it any more!

– PATIENT told me PATIENT said to her class, “I don’t need this thing because I’ve got a doctor inside me that was switched on by my chiropractor.” (Insert Rob’s heart melting right here)

– PATIENT’s teacher was fascinated, and called today to book in for a new patient consultation. On the phone TEACHER told my CA that NAMED had said, “Dr Wob can help switch your power back on so you don’t get headaches.” (Insert complete heart melt down here.)

– The PARENT1 of one of PATIENT’s class mates also later rang up to book PARENT1 and PARENT1’s CHILD1 in, who has been suffering recurring ear infections

– Yet another career first….. successful marketing at a Kindergarten Show and Tell game. : )

July 24 – Anxiety cured.

– PATIENT suffers extreme anxiety. And I do mean extreme

– Anyway, FAMILY MEMBERS finally managed to bring PATIENT in to see me 4 weeks ago

– Not surprisingly, PATIENT’s subluxation pattern included a kyphotic neck. And PATIENT has a very tilted and rotated pelvis and very tilted shoulders, a subluxation at T5 measuring 14 degrees tilted to the right

– So very carefully and gently I began adjusting PATIENT. PATIENT would not allow manual cervicals to be done, So I’ve been using activator in addition to my regular CBP prone drop and toggle

– I’m not going to say that PATIENT is completely over PATIENT’s anxiety. But PATIENT recently smiled at me, laughed at one of my bad jokes that I was making to someone else as the family walked in to the office…… and most importantly PATIENT is back to school!

– We still do not know what the issue is that caused PATIENT’s anxiety

– So could it be that subluxation is the only cause of PATIENT’s anxiety? I’ve seen that before. Could it be that subluxation is big factor in making PATIENT’s anxiety much more extreme around whatever the issue is? Absolutely seen that before. The only thing that has changed is that PATIENT is getting adjusted, and the outcome is PATIENT is going to school again. PATIENT still looks very nervous, more so than your average shy kid, but the expression has gone from absolute fear to a nervous tension after 4 weeks of getting adjusted

– Perhaps one day we’ll find out what the issue is. Perhaps not being subluxated is what PATIENT needs to find the strength / courage to share with someone whatever trauma has happened

July 28 – Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores.

– The XX year old PATIENT has a learning disability and a lot of problems staying focused

– PATIENT’s NEVER gotten anything above 71%, and that was the one and only time PATIENT cracked into the 70% in PATIENT’s 3 years of school so far

– PATIENT appeared to be developing normally, but when PATIENT was XX, PATIENT was bullied

– PATIENT was knocked unconscious, diagnosed with a concussion and had a brain bleed that required surgery

– We found PATIENT’s Atlas severely subluxated and PATIENT has a kyphotic neck. There is absolutely no contraindication to adjust PATIENT, so despite the PATIENT not suffering acute low back pain…..gasp!!!…… I adjusted PATIENT

– PATIENT’s had 3 adjustments to date

– PATIENT’s teacher reported she hasn’t noticed that PATIENT’s “zoned out” in about 2 weeks. PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBERS reported the same. No zoning out at home either. I’m sure it’s a coincidence….. but PATIENT’s last adjustment was 2 weeks ago

– PATIENT had a math test result come back today. PATIENT scored 89%

July 31 – Made up acronym.

– I’m mildly curious about people’s experience with having an M.D. say to you or one or more of your patients who recovered from something, “That’s Spontaneous Remission Conicidentally Timed With Chiropractic Adjustments.”

– See my earlier post today where I coined the acronym S.R.C.T.W.C.A.

– It seemed to generate some interest

– I’ve had that exact phrase used numerous times throughout my career, and the first time I heard that EXACT line was when I was 16, having recovered from heart problems

– I know I’m not alone in this, but I ask any and all of you to share a story, whether on this thread or in a seperate one, where someone tried to convince you or a patient that their healing was because of S.R.C.T.W.C.A.

– Synonyms of course are allowed – all true words have them, and let my legacy (joke! no freak out please) to the profession be this acronym!

– I’m off for an internet / phone / all other forms of outside world contact free weekend in the Sunshine Coast hinterlands. Hope to read some stories of this nature when I get back!

– We’ll call it a scientific experiment…. my hypothesis is that it happens A LOT

July 31 – Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindergarten. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

– Remember the post about the PATIENT who got PATIENT’s hearing back? PATIENT was deaf in one ear and remarkably encountered the now verified medical condition known as S.R.C.T.W.C.A.  (Spontaneous Remission Coincidentally Timed With Chiropractic Adjustments) As many may remember from a few weeks ago, PATIENT got PATIENT’s hearing back, took PATIENT’s old hearing aid to PATIENT’s Kindergarten show and tell, “Showed” it and “Told” why PATIENT doesn’t need it anymore

– PATIENT’s TEACHER who suffered headaches called up and booked TEACHER in. TEACHER told me TEACHER has constant headaches, at least 6 out of 7 days a week. TEACHER’s been getting adjusted for 8 days and has not had a headache since TEACHER’s first adjustment. Another wonderful case of S.R.C.T.W.C.A.

– PATIENT’s friend’s PARENT1 booked PATIENT1 in who suffers recurring ear infections. PATIENT1’s current ear infection cleared within a day. We’ll see if PATIENT1 is a case of S.R.T.C.W.C.A.. for sure if PATIENT1 becomes like the overwhelming majority of similar cases who never suffer more ear infections

– But the story of the little PATIENT1 continues. PATIENT1’s PARENT1 says now PATIENT1 sleeps much better, completely through the night and does not wet the bed anymore. Imagine that? S.R.C.T.W.C.A.. TWICE in the same person

– As a result of that previous post, I was the target of trolls. In addition to coining the acronym S.R.C.T.W.C.A., I’ve also added the below word to my vocabulary

Hutchings 65 unfuckwithable image July 31 2015 CSS

Hutchings 63 publicly captured Facebook image March 15 2011 messiah halo

Publicly captured image courtesy Facebook 2011.

Thanks to Super Shooper for halo addition.

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Note:

All of Hutchings’ stories come from a closed Facebook group called Chiropractic Success Stories. I am reproducing these abridged stories under Fair Dealing, and in the public interest, for the following reasons: Hutchings admits to treating coma patients in a hospital and admits that he knows that this is a breach of the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors; Hutchings is demonstrably using anti-vaccination misinformation in treating patients; Hutchings is demonstrably claiming to treat or cure conditions outside of his scope of practise; Hutchings admits to using anecdotal stories in his private practice. Patients are also drawn from public screenings; and Hutchings admits that these stories are used as word of mouth testimonials in schools and kindergartens, thereby accruing more patients.

Although listed as a “closed group”, the Facebook group Chiropractic Success Stories cannot realistically claim to be a private group for the use of chiropractors only: it has over 3500 members; non-practitioners are regularly permitted to join; Hutchings knows that the group is not private, referring to “trolls”  in the group on several occasions; and group administrators and Hutchings are aware that stories from the group have been shared on Facebook and elsewhere on numerous occasions.

I have edited Hutchings’ comments into point form so as to retain the content of his claims without boring the reader into a subluxation-induced coma, brought on due to his overuse of words employed in the act of fictional self-aggrandisement. Hutchings’ original spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors are retained.

I have replaced pronouns, ages, and genders of individuals – where possible – with “PATIENT”, “PATIENT1”, “PARENT1”, “FAMILY MEMBER”, and “XX”.

Basically, the text is Hutchings’. I’ve replaced words for the purposes of anonymising the stories, and the people used in them.

List of posts in this series:

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1 

  • January 2015: Substance abuse cured; Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic; Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

  • February 2015: Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient; Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother; Dyslexia cured;  XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

  • March 2015: Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines; Infertility cured; Huntington’s Disease treated; Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patientGardasil vaccine injury cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

  • April 2015: Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient; Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials; Self harm cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

  • May, June 2015: Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient; Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

  • July 2015: Bhutan ear infection cured; Deafness cured and patient’s drawing; Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops; Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories; Anxiety cured; Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores; Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindy. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

  • August 2015: Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse; ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient; Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession; Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

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The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

MAY, JUNE 2015

Rob Hutchings is a chiropractor who conducts his business at Body Brilliant Chermside, in Brisbane. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hutchings is a self-confessed anti-vaccinationist who first came to our attention, in 2010, for making anti-vaccine comments on the Facebook page of the disreputable Australian Vaccination Network. Hutchings has appeared in this blog several times; most recently for claiming that his Facebook profile had been hacked whenever his Facebook profile had made anti-vaccine comments on the internet. The following are Hutchings’ treatment and cure claims made this year in the Facebook group, Chiropractic Success Stories.

May 22 – Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient.

– A re-share of another personal favourite success story of mine, and another person who was through the medical system and royally screwed over and almost permenantly maimed as a result. I’m re-sharing this today because I am putting as much positive energy out into the universe as possible because I’m seeing a coma patient (posted about earlier this week) this afternoon

– I met a XX year old PATIENT at a 4 day music festival screening I was working at

– PATIENT developed severe epilepsy [from childhood head trauma] days after PATIENT was XX years old

– PATIENT would have at least 2 major seizures a week and had 10-15 smaller seizures EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

– PATIENT was given all the medications and essentially over PATIENT’s life became an experiment of the pharmaceutical industry. PATIENT never took a single medication that helped PATIENT’s seizures

– It was then decided that after reviewing MRIs an CAT scans that all showed no evidence of anything wrong, the neurologist / neurosurgeon said the best course of action was to slice PATIENT’s head open, look for anything abnormal and remove it and see what happens. (You know, evidence based medicine at it’s finest)

– 4 weeks before this, they met me at the music festival. The PATIENT had 2 seizures while talking to me

– Sure enough, the subluxation pattern included a kyphotic neck. So we began adjusting PATIENT

– Within 4 adjustments, we saw a reduction in seziures from 10-15 a week to 3 a week and no major seziures that week

– The next week 3 adjustments were done and PATIENT never had a seizure again

– I know what you’re thinking. The surgeon would be thrilled to hear he got better…..

– He personally called the PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER and bullied FAMILY MEMBER into coming in for testing, by telling FAMILY MEMBER that FAMILYMEMBER was an idiot and an irresponsible FAMILY MEMBER by cancelling the surgery. He did not know about chiropractic care yet, they never disclosed that

– I received a phone call from the surgeon. He barked at me about “stealing his patient” and a whole host of other standard party lines I’m sure you’re all familiar with

– Being a non-combative and generally a placid guy, I just asked him if his patients were his property and therefore possible for me to steal

– He began to bark at me some more so I just hung up on him. He called back and asked why I wasn’t getting riled up by him, and I told him I was too busy helping people get better to be involved in a war of egos and I hung up. He did not call back

June 26 – Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors

– As many of you know I adjusted a PATIENT who’d been a coma for 9 months and shortly after PATIENT’s second adjustment, PATIENT woke up

– I left for a long planned dream trek to Bhutan shortly after, but I’m back now

– I’m thrilled to report that PATIENT is talking, has regained most of PATIENT’s memory, though PATIENT has no memory of the day of PATIENT’s car accident, and has told me that PATIENT remembers the second time I adjusted her as PATIENT felt a “warm energy flow through PATIENT’s body” immediately afterward

– WHile I was away, they began some physical therapy rehabilitation, PATIENT is now being taken to a swimming pool to start the process of slowly exercising PATIENT’s muscles

– I will be adjusting PATIENT for as long as PATIENT wants me to and in the next several weeks they hope to start taking PATIENT to my office for PATIENT’s adjustments

– I have been fortunate to meet another family in the room next door of an unrelated PATIENT2 who is also in a coma

– I adjusted PATIENT2 for the first time this morning

– I respectfully ask that if you choose to share this story with anyone, please do not use my name or the country I’m from as this violates my local registration board rules. This post is intended for discussion on this close group page ONLY, among chiropractors ONLY in a professional manner and is NOT intended to be shared as an advertisement or testimonial. If you are troll on this page intending to re-post this elsewhere and do what trolls do, I hope some day you choose to get a life

Hutchings 63 publicly captured Facebook image March 15 2011 messiah halo

Publicly captured image courtesy Facebook 2011.

Thanks to Super Shooper for halo addition.

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Note:

All of Hutchings’ stories come from a closed Facebook group called Chiropractic Success Stories. I am reproducing these abridged stories under Fair Dealing, and in the public interest, for the following reasons: Hutchings admits to treating coma patients in a hospital and admits that he knows that this is a breach of the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors; Hutchings is demonstrably using anti-vaccination misinformation in treating patients; Hutchings is demonstrably claiming to treat or cure conditions outside of his scope of practise; Hutchings admits to using anecdotal stories in his private practice. Patients are also drawn from public screenings; and Hutchings admits that these stories are used as word of mouth testimonials in schools and kindergartens, thereby accruing more patients.

Although listed as a “closed group”, the Facebook group Chiropractic Success Stories cannot realistically claim to be a private group for the use of chiropractors only: it has over 3500 members; non-practitioners are regularly permitted to join; Hutchings knows that the group is not private, referring to “trolls”  in the group on several occasions; and group administrators and Hutchings are aware that stories from the group have been shared on Facebook and elsewhere on numerous occasions.

I have edited Hutchings’ comments into point form so as to retain the content of his claims without boring the reader into a subluxation-induced coma, brought on due to his overuse of words employed in the act of fictional self-aggrandisement. Hutchings’ original spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors are retained.

I have replaced pronouns, ages, and genders of individuals – where possible – with “PATIENT”, “PATIENT1”, “PARENT1”, “FAMILY MEMBER”, and “XX”.

Basically, the text is Hutchings’. I’ve replaced words for the purposes of anonymising the stories, and the people used in them.

List of posts in this series:

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1 

  • January 2015: Substance abuse cured; Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic; Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

  • February 2015: Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient; Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother; Dyslexia cured;  XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

  • March 2015: Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines; Infertility cured; Huntington’s Disease treated; Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patientGardasil vaccine injury cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

  • April 2015: Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient; Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials; Self harm cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

  • May, June 2015: Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient; Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

  • July 2015: Bhutan ear infection cured; Deafness cured and patient’s drawing; Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops; Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories; Anxiety cured; Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores; Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindy. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

  • August 2015: Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse; ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient; Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession; Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

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The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

APRIL 2015

Rob Hutchings is a chiropractor who conducts his business at Body Brilliant Chermside, in Brisbane. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hutchings is a self-confessed anti-vaccinationist who first came to our attention, in 2010, for making anti-vaccine comments on the Facebook page of the disreputable Australian Vaccination Network. Hutchings has appeared in this blog several times; most recently for claiming that his Facebook profile had been hacked whenever his Facebook profile had made anti-vaccine comments on the internet. The following are Hutchings’ treatment and cure claims made this year in the Facebook group, Chiropractic Success Stories.

April 17 – Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient.

– I’ve had a patient for nearly 6 months who has been as closed off as one can be

– I was picturing a PATIENT Oscar the Grouch who is having a really bad day on top of normal grouchiness. PATIENT pretty much refuses to speak whenever I adjust PATIENT….. until recently

– So, about 3 weeks ago, I adjusted PATIENT, barely saying a word, and PATIENT got up and said, “You didn’t ask me what I’m grateful for today.” I guess I just didn’t bother because after nearly 6 months, PATIENT hadn’t answered it, and barely spoke to me anyway. So I asked PATIENT

– PATIENT said, “I’m grateful for the healing I’ve experienced.”

– So, now we’re 6 months in. I want to take a post x-ray, so I delicately broached the subject yesterday. PATIENT said, “Can I talk to you privately for a moment?” I said, “Of course”, and on my way into the consult room, I was thinking, “Uh Oh, I’ve blown it. PATIENT didn’t want progress exams, now I asked for a post x-ray, PATIENT’s going to freak out and punch me or something….”

– “I’ve been in an abusive relationship for 15 years. I’ve been beaten senseless almost every week of my life for that time…I came to you. I’m sorry I’ve been so unresponsive to your questions, your loving nature…I’m grateful you spend time speaking to the community. I heard you speak 3 times in 3 places before I had the courage to come in. I now realise that there are loving men out there and they aren’t all abusive. My nervous system power from the adjustments you gave me is what it took to get me to this place. Thank you.”

– I was left speechless….. All I could say was, “I’m thrilled for you.” PATIENT left…. and by that time more patients had come in and I was late for my next adjustment set because it took a while to pull myself together…..

April 22 – Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials.

– PATIENT developed Paranoid Schizophrenia. PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER described the symptoms comparing PATIENT to Jim Carey’s movie “the Truman Show” because FAMILY MEMBER’s PATIENT believed cameras were always on PATIENT and everyone was watching PATIENT

– PATIENT’d been on horrible medication for years and it caused severe weight gain, near constant drooling and didn’t help the symptoms, just put PATIENT in a drugged up stupor

– PATIENT’s spine was horrible, we knew that from PATIENT’s hyperkyphotic thoracic spine and severe forward head posture, but at that point in my career, it was the first time I’d seen severe degeneration changes in someone so young

– So I began adjusting PATIENT. 6 weeks in I began to get discouraged. I did not see any change in PATIENT and I asked PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER if FAMILY MEMBER thought the adjustments were helping. FAMILY MEMBER told me (a huge career confidence booster), “Mate look. You yourself told me it would take a year or so to straighten up PATIENT’s spine. Why would PATIENT be better after just 6 weeks?”

– Sheepishly, I started adjusting PATIENT again

– The very next week the miracle began to unfold

– Within several more weeks PATIENT began getting weaned off PATIENT’s meds. The psychiatrist told PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER the 9 years of pills finally cured PATIENT

– PATIENT started going to the gym and over time lost all the weight and became very fit. PATIENT later began cycling as well and is now an avid road and mountain biker

– PATIENT enrolled in night school, finished PATIENT’s high school equivalency and got a job as well

– It was about 6 months later PATIENT was at one of my workshops (which were a little better by this time after a LOT of practice) and PATIENT told PATIENT’s story. It was at that time PATIENT announced PATIENT’s plan to become a chiropractor

– 6 years later, PATIENT became a chiropractor

April 24 – Self harm cured.

– Anyway, a PATIENT came to see me about 7 months ago

– PATIENT suffered from the common complaints, PATIENT had neck pain, back pain, headaches

– So, I did the whole process, and PATIENT began getting adjusted

– I couldn’t help but notice scars, scratches, burns and boils all over PATIENT’s arms

– My first thought was PATIENT was in an abusive relationship. At the second progress evaluation, PATIENT told me that PATIENT was not in fact being abused by anyone, PATIENT’s a cutter

– PATIENT told me PATIENT’s been through the whole process of being shrinked, analysed, drugged, the whole bit

– I forced myself to remind myself that my job is to provide awesome adjustments, not to solve this problem, and whatever innate will do is what it will do

– So anyway, we did a post x-ray last week and yesterday we reviewed them. Her previously kyphotic neck now has a near perfect arc of life, her 1.4cm tilted pelvis is now tilted only by 1mm, the subluxation at T8 that measured 12 degrees titled to the left is now just 1 degree.

– So, I asked her how she felt she has been benefiting from chiropractic care.

– “About 3 months ago, I suddenly felt a sense of self acceptance and even self love. I haven’t cut myself since that day. It happened soon after an adjustment. Do you remember the dayI stood up off that table with tears and began laughing? (I did and at that time I asked her about it and all she could say was, “I dunno! But I feel so good!”)…”

– For those of you that read my previous recent story about a PATIENT escaping an abusive relationship after receiving chiropractic care, you’ll remember I lost my power of speech. I like to think that when it comes to chiropractic, I’m never short for words. But, the more miracles that unfold before my eyes (and ears), I seem to be losing the ability to speak quite regularly these days….

Hutchings 63 publicly captured Facebook image March 15 2011 messiah halo

Publicly captured image courtesy Facebook 2011.

Thanks to Super Shooper for halo addition.

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Note:

All of Hutchings’ stories come from a closed Facebook group called Chiropractic Success Stories. I am reproducing these abridged stories under Fair Dealing, and in the public interest, for the following reasons: Hutchings admits to treating coma patients in a hospital and admits that he knows that this is a breach of the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors; Hutchings is demonstrably using anti-vaccination misinformation in treating patients; Hutchings is demonstrably claiming to treat or cure conditions outside of his scope of practise; Hutchings admits to using anecdotal stories in his private practice. Patients are also drawn from public screenings; and Hutchings admits that these stories are used as word of mouth testimonials in schools and kindergartens, thereby accruing more patients.

Although listed as a “closed group”, the Facebook group Chiropractic Success Stories cannot realistically claim to be a private group for the use of chiropractors only: it has over 3500 members; non-practitioners are regularly permitted to join; Hutchings knows that the group is not private, referring to “trolls”  in the group on several occasions; and group administrators and Hutchings are aware that stories from the group have been shared on Facebook and elsewhere on numerous occasions.

I have edited Hutchings’ comments into point form so as to retain the content of his claims without boring the reader into a subluxation-induced coma, brought on due to his overuse of words employed in the act of fictional self-aggrandisement. Hutchings’ original spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors are retained.

I have replaced pronouns, ages, and genders of individuals – where possible – with “PATIENT”, “PATIENT1”, “PARENT1”, “FAMILY MEMBER”, and “XX”.

Basically, the text is Hutchings’. I’ve replaced words for the purposes of anonymising the stories, and the people used in them.

List of posts in this series:

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1 

  • January 2015: Substance abuse cured; Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic; Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

  • February 2015: Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient; Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother; Dyslexia cured;  XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

  • March 2015: Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines; Infertility cured; Huntington’s Disease treated; Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patientGardasil vaccine injury cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

  • April 2015: Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient; Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials; Self harm cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

  • May, June 2015: Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient; Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

  • July 2015: Bhutan ear infection cured; Deafness cured and patient’s drawing; Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops; Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories; Anxiety cured; Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores; Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindy. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

  • August 2015: Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse; ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient; Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession; Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

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The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

MARCH 2015

Rob Hutchings is a chiropractor who conducts his business at Body Brilliant Chermside, in Brisbane. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hutchings is a self-confessed anti-vaccinationist who first came to our attention, in 2010, for making anti-vaccine comments on the Facebook page of the disreputable Australian Vaccination Network. Hutchings has appeared in this blog several times; most recently for claiming that his Facebook profile had been hacked whenever his Facebook profile had made anti-vaccine comments on the internet. The following are Hutchings’ treatment and cure claims made this year in the Facebook group, Chiropractic Success Stories.

March 3 – Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines. Webinars plugged.

– I’ve got a XX year old PATIENT as a patient now, PATIENT’s been getting adjusted for 3 weeks. PATIENT was a normal, vibrant healthy teenager up until the infamous Gardasil vaccine. PATIENT had it 2 years ago

– PATIENT went from being a PATIENT who liked to dance, do yoga, socialise and was into art, to a PATIENT who has severe dizziness, pain in every spinal region, horrible menstural cycles and has vertigo. PATIENT was hospitalised for 3 weeks after the Gardasil shot. PATIENT began to experience the problems within 5 hours of the shot and was hospitalised less than a day later

– PATIENT and her FAMILY MEMBERS experienced what can now be considered the normal response to expressing the concern. They were not listened to, they were belittled, they were chastised for being an “anti-vaxxer” (I guess nobody bothered to think through the fact that PATIENT’d HAD THE SHOT??)

– Which brings me to a point about the vaccine debate. I’m of course no fan of vaccines. But on both sides of the debate, (more so of course on the Pro side), it is not a debate, it’s become a hate war, just full of people who refuse to listen, belittle people whose opinions and actions they don’t like and for those who actually do a bit of research, the idea is that you automatically dismiss evidence you don’t like and only quote evidence that you do

– While I personally have made up my mind on vaccination, my thoughts on the actual debate is that the anger, rage, stress, judgement and just sheer time wasting on facebook cypber trolling is probably doing almost as much damage as any vaccine. Not saying don’t ever present your thoughts on the subject. I just think that if chiropractors (whether we are talking about vaccination or about chiropractic), if we follow the medical model of never listen, bully and belittle when patients make a choice we don’t agree with and act like a bunch of ego maniacal assholes, we will fail in our mission

– PATIENT had a pain free period start a few days ago, first time since getting the shot this happened. PATIENT has no more dizziness and PATIENT’s pain in all regions has begun to subside. PATIENT thinks PATIENT can now go back and do Yoga and go out dancing with PATIENT’s friends again. First time in 2 years

– It’s a shame that PATIENT had to experience all that, most of us know how damaging vaccines can be. But if we had the chance to talk to PATIENT before hand, if we refused to listen and belittle PATIENT for the decision, what are the odds that PATIENT’d come to us when PATIENT needed and wanted help afterwards?

My webinar starts in just over 7 hours. If you want to join in, please use this link. If you can’t make it due to time difference, it will be online for 48 hours and you can listen and either email or facebook me privately with questions and / or feedback. My next webinar is on March 17th. Hope all attending enjoy it.

http://webinarjam.net/webinar/go/ended/13285/265c82df78

March 11 – Infertility cured.

– Yup, another case of the MD saying, “You’ll never get pregnant again….”

– A PATIENT came to us 9 weeks ago with back pain, sciatica and period pain. PATIENT has a XX year old FAMILY MEMBER and that pregnancy took a long time to occur and did not happen before 3 previous miscarriages

– After several operations to remove ovarian cysts, the MDs concluded there will never be another baby. I knew nothing of this during the initial consult, I only found out the other day

– PATIENT came in, absolutely ecstatic, and announced PATIENT is XX weeks pregnant

– Many know that I had a hernia when I was a year old, and despite years of chiropractic care, clean living, exercise and eating well, I was not able to change the fact that I can’t have kids

– So the irony of the infertile chiropractor who keeps knocking people up is not lost on me…. : )

– P.S. Sorry for possible bad taste. I’ve found the best way to accept it is to laugh at it….

March 17 – Huntington’s Disease treated.

– Short & Sweet:

– A PATIENT with Huntington’s disease came to see me 4 weeks ago

– When I went to adjust PATIENT for the first time, PATIENT was so severely uncoordinated, PATIENT could not figure out how to lie down on the table. PATIENT did not want my assistance in getting PATIENT on the table as what independence PATIENT still has is very important to PATIENT. It took about 5 minutes for PATIENT to be able to get PATIENT lying prone on the table

– I’ve been adjusting PATIENT 2 x per week for 4 weeks now

– While it is still a bit of a struggle to get PATIENT’s body to do what PATIENT wants, PATIENT is now able to get PATIENT set up in about 30 seconds

– PATIENT also no longer suffers headaches, back pain or indigestion and PATIENT says it is much easier to go to the toilet. PATIENT’s carer has told me that since PATIENT is getting more independent, her job is now very easy and she can basically put her feet up and relax for a lot of the day and said she’s read more books in the last 2 weeks than she’s been able to get through in the last 3 months!

– Not bad for a PATIENT who was told PATIENT’s independent life was over and just to expect a downward spiral until it is all over

March 18  – Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patient.

– A XX year old kid with severe asthma came to see me 7 weeks ago. PATIENT was in the emergency room on average every 3 weeks, often more than that, using heavy meds 3-4 times per week, and the regular puffer 5-6 times per day

– We found PATIENT’s neck was kyphotic, PATIENT’d had a forceps delivery. PATIENT came in because a friend of a friend of a friend (no exaggeration) had heard me speak and through that chain told PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER about the spine and asthma. Keep in mind, that person who told someone did not actually book in as a patient. So when you track your stats on how effective promotions are, it isn’t all black and white!!

– Anyway, PATIENT began getting adjusted. No observable improvement was noted in the first week. Or the second week. FAMILY MEMBER hit the panic button, thought FAMILY MEMBER was wasting FAMILY MEMBER’s money

– So we had a special consult. The best we could do was get FAMILY MEMBER to commit to one more week

– The very next day, the PATIENT did not use PATIENT’s inhaler. AT ALL

– Then another week went by, same story

– Then another week went by and FAMILY MEMBER realised they hadn’t been to the emergency room since they started coming

– And it is still the case

March 24 – Gardasil vaccine injury cured.

– I’ve begun working with a young XX year old PATIENT who was injured after receiving the Gardasil vaccine. PATIENT developed vertigo, headaches, left arm pain & weakness (PATIENT’s left handed) and recurring high fevers within 15 hours of getting the vaccine

– PATIENT’s had 10 adjustments so far, the vaccine was given in November

– PATIENT now has no more vertigo, headaches or fevers. PATIENT’s left arm weakness is gone, but there is still residual pain. Well, it’s only been 10 adjustments, so we’re pretty happy so far

– I just got home from the pool, and on the drive home, I did something I almost never do. I flicked on the radio. Sure enough there was a segment on vaccination. I would have immediately turned it off, but my ears pricked up when I heard the legislation that is now before the Australian state of New South Wales. I’m sure most Americans are aware of the legislative cluster f#@k over vaccination going on on your side of the pond

– Well, its similar down here. But not just effecting humans

– In New South Wales, they are hoping to pass laws that will add hefty fines for failing to vaccinate your pet ferret

– Yes, ferret owners beware. Vaccinate or pay

– Next up, the formation of the ferret autism society

Hutchings 63 publicly captured Facebook image March 15 2011 messiah halo

Publicly captured image courtesy Facebook 2011.

Thanks to Super Shooper for halo addition.

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Note:

All of Hutchings’ stories come from a closed Facebook group called Chiropractic Success Stories. I am reproducing these abridged stories under Fair Dealing, and in the public interest, for the following reasons: Hutchings admits to treating coma patients in a hospital and admits that he knows that this is a breach of the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors; Hutchings is demonstrably using anti-vaccination misinformation in treating patients; Hutchings is demonstrably claiming to treat or cure conditions outside of his scope of practise; Hutchings admits to using anecdotal stories in his private practice. Patients are also drawn from public screenings; and Hutchings admits that these stories are used as word of mouth testimonials in schools and kindergartens, thereby accruing more patients.

Although listed as a “closed group”, the Facebook group Chiropractic Success Stories cannot realistically claim to be a private group for the use of chiropractors only: it has over 3500 members; non-practitioners are regularly permitted to join; Hutchings knows that the group is not private, referring to “trolls”  in the group on several occasions; and group administrators and Hutchings are aware that stories from the group have been shared on Facebook and elsewhere on numerous occasions.

I have edited Hutchings’ comments into point form so as to retain the content of his claims without boring the reader into a subluxation-induced coma, brought on due to his overuse of words employed in the act of fictional self-aggrandisement. Hutchings’ original spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors are retained.

I have replaced pronouns, ages, and genders of individuals – where possible – with “PATIENT”, “PATIENT1”, “PARENT1”, “FAMILY MEMBER”, and “XX”.

Basically, the text is Hutchings’. I’ve replaced words for the purposes of anonymising the stories, and the people used in them.

List of posts in this series:

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1 

  • January 2015: Substance abuse cured; Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic; Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

  • February 2015: Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient; Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother; Dyslexia cured;  XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

  • March 2015: Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines; Infertility cured; Huntington’s Disease treated; Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patientGardasil vaccine injury cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

  • April 2015: Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient; Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials; Self harm cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

  • May, June 2015: Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient; Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

  • July 2015: Bhutan ear infection cured; Deafness cured and patient’s drawing; Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops; Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories; Anxiety cured; Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores; Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindy. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

  • August 2015: Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse; ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient; Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession; Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

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The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

FEBRUARY 2015

Rob Hutchings is a chiropractor who conducts his business at Body Brilliant Chermside, in Brisbane. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hutchings is a self-confessed anti-vaccinationist who first came to our attention, in 2010, for making anti-vaccine comments on the Facebook page of the disreputable Australian Vaccination Network. Hutchings has appeared in this blog several times; most recently for claiming that his Facebook profile had been hacked whenever his Facebook profile had made anti-vaccine comments on the internet. The following are Hutchings’ treatment and cure claims made this year in the Facebook group, Chiropractic Success Stories.

February 12 – Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient.

– I have a new patient who is a former DRUG COMPANY REP!!!! The shit PATIENT has told me PATIENT used to do is seriously crazy!! I’m aware of the unethical and often (usually) illegal stuff they get up to to market drugs, but it still boggles my mind when I hear it

– PATIENT has been on every medication – from antidepressants to pain killers, from thyroid meds to antibiotics (taken for preventative reasons), and this PATIENT was a MESS

– NOW – PATIENT has had 13 adjustments. No more headaches, no more depression, no more recurring cough, a lot more energy, has started eating well, PATIENT thyroid test PATIENT had last week shows it to be normal

– PATIENT resigned from being a drug rep soon after hearing my talk at a local community centre and now has a job as a community estate planner

– I’d write out the stuff PATIENT was forced to do as a drug rep, but it would take to long, and besides, I just saw this, and it is summed up better than I ever could here. Take the 17 minutes. It is WORTH IT!!! Hilarious yet frighteningly accurate….

Hutchings 64 Feb 12 YT video marketing to doctors in US

February 14 – Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother.

– When mum was 21 (8 years before I was born), she suffered kidney stones. Every 2 years or so until 2001 she was in hospital having kidney stones removed. I recall this happening throughout my childhood, never really understanding what was going on

– It got that bad for her that in 2001, she had a kidney removed. By this time, I was about 18 months away from graduating chiropractic college. I begged her not to do it and see a chiropractor first, but I was unsuccessful. She had her left kidney removed and measurements found that her right kidney was at 40% function and “full of rocks.”

– To this day, mum was my most difficult new patient. She was probably THE most difficult patient ANYONE has ever had. EVER

– It took 2 hours, and during that time of butting heads mum initially refused to let me to do so much as a postural evaluation. I eventually got it all done and it was time to adjust her on my portable table that I had

– All hell broke loose and I’m pretty sure World War 3 was seconds away from starting

– I’ve never encountered such resistance to anyone getting adjusted. Like everyone else, I’ve had my share of people say no, but never with such ferocity

– Despite considering myself a peaceful, non violent guy, I did something I would never do again. I wrestled my mum onto the table and adjusted her lumbar spine. She stood up and said, “Oh! That feels much better! Why didn’t you do that earlier?”

– Summoning all my will power that years of triathlons had given me, I silently repeated the mantra, “Never hit your mother, never hit your mother….”

– She then let me adjust the rest of her spine. She began regular chiropractic care from that time and it continues to this day

– We had a few battles over vaccination – that was a tough nut to crack – but she eventually agreed to research it

– Remember every 2 years or so, she’d have to get kidney stones removed from both kidneys, her remaining kidney was “full of rocks” and at 40% function according to the tests.

– Her most recent round of testing around the middle of last year revealed no kidney stones and 95% function of her right kidney. She has not had to go to hospital to have kidney stones removed since that first adjustment. (A hard won but worthwhile battle….. though to any students or new grads reading this, I do not recommend wrestling any patient onto the table. It might be frowned upon….)

February 20 – Dyslexia cured. Webinars plugged.

– Same young PATIENTS I posted about last time – the two that want to become chiropractors now – I gave the first adjustment to the oldest last night after PATIENT’s report of findings

– This young PATIENT has had 2 BIG stacks where PATIENT hit head badly – a fall down a flight of stairs and a fall off a trampoline. Despite being only XX years old, there are signs of degeneration at C3/4 – disc damage and bone spurring. (But we shouldn’t check kids, right Australian media??)

– PATIENT was a little tense when I went to adjust PATIENT’s neck so I whispered to PATIENT, “Think about pink elephants”, PATIENT quickly relaxed and I adjusted PATIENT

– PATIENT went up to the front desk afterwards and asked Karyn (my superhero CA), “How did he know to tell me to think about pink elephants? My favourite animals are elephants and my favourite color is pink!! He can read my mind!!!”

– First time in history (and likely the last) that it’s been suggested that I can read a lady’s mind…. : )

– Anyway, this young PATIENT suffers dyslexia. Just read an email from them, received last night after I left the office:

– When they got home and mum and dad started reading the bed time story, PATIENT suddenly said, “None of the words are jumbled anymore!! All the words make sense now!!”

– Perhaps I’ll ignore the Australian media and keep checking kids….

– If anyone is interested in my upcoming webinars, the first of which is on March 3rd, please send me a private message and I will send you the link to register. But I’m at a seminar all weekend starting in about an hour, so I may not get a chance to reply until early next week.

February 26 – XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured. Webinar plugged.

– One of my favorite XX year old patients came in for PATIENT adjustment today

– Little PATIENT comes into my office with serious digestion problems – PATIENT always either severely constipated or severe diahreha . Also PATIENT suffered sinus infections and ear infections

– So we checked PATIENT little spine and found PATIENT was severely subluxated at C1,2, T5, T11, L1 and S1. PATIENT had a pelvic tilt and a kyphotic neck

– The family is seperated and PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER decided to kick up a fuss just because it was one of those times FAMILY MEMBER could

– With a lot of patience over about a 2 week period, we coaxed PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER into coming to see me to view the x-rays. When it finally happened, I won’t say it was a pleasant experience. If I were a judgemental person, I’d label FAMILY MEMBER an arrogant prick who was putting FAMILY MEMBER’s own ego and desire to cause FAMILY MEMBER’s OTHER-FAMILY MEMBER trouble above FAMILY MEMBER’s PATIENT’s health. FAMILY MEMBER began to storm out of the office, saying absolutely NOT to FAMILY MEMBER’s PATIENT having chiropractic care

– But there were several people waiting in the adjusting area as FAMILY MEMBER came out of the report room. One of the little boys was telling Karyn he no longer suffered ear infections as a result of chiro and his mum was saying her digestion problems were history as well

– FAMILY MEMBER paused. FAMILY MEMBER then stood in the corner and watched some adjustments. After I finished adjusting about 15 people, many of whom said things like they were sleeping better, had no more pain, no more asthma, etc., FAMILY MEMBER came back up to me and asked me what that was all about

– I patiently explained the story to FAMILY MEMBER again. I could see FAMILY MEMBER was conflicted between FAMILY MEMBER’s ego and FAMILY MEMBER’s PATIENT’s health, but FAMILY MEMBER took a deep breath and said, “yes, fine. Do your thing.” And FAMILY MEMBER left

– Now, several weeks later little PATIENT has no more sinus or ear infections, no more digestion problems and PATIENT’s FAMILY MEMBER was seen as a new patient last week and had FAMILY MEMBER’s first adjustment today!!

– My first webinar is happening on Tuesday next week. If you are interested, please private message me and I’ll send you the link to register

Hutchings 63 publicly captured Facebook image March 15 2011 messiah halo

Publicly captured image courtesy Facebook 2011.

Thanks to Super Shooper for halo addition.

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Note:

All of Hutchings’ stories come from a closed Facebook group called Chiropractic Success Stories. I am reproducing these abridged stories under Fair Dealing, and in the public interest, for the following reasons: Hutchings admits to treating coma patients in a hospital and admits that he knows that this is a breach of the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors; Hutchings is demonstrably using anti-vaccination misinformation in treating patients; Hutchings is demonstrably claiming to treat or cure conditions outside of his scope of practise; Hutchings admits to using anecdotal stories in his private practice. Patients are also drawn from public screenings; and Hutchings admits that these stories are used as word of mouth testimonials in schools and kindergartens, thereby accruing more patients.

Although listed as a “closed group”, the Facebook group Chiropractic Success Stories cannot realistically claim to be a private group for the use of chiropractors only: it has over 3500 members; non-practitioners are regularly permitted to join; Hutchings knows that the group is not private, referring to “trolls”  in the group on several occasions; and group administrators and Hutchings are aware that stories from the group have been shared on Facebook and elsewhere on numerous occasions.

I have edited Hutchings’ comments into point form so as to retain the content of his claims without boring the reader into a subluxation-induced coma, brought on due to his overuse of words employed in the act of fictional self-aggrandisement. Hutchings’ original spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors are retained.

I have replaced pronouns, ages, and genders of individuals – where possible – with “PATIENT”, “PATIENT1”, “PARENT1”, “FAMILY MEMBER”, and “XX”.

Basically, the text is Hutchings’. I’ve replaced words for the purposes of anonymising the stories, and the people used in them.

List of posts in this series:

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1 

  • January 2015: Substance abuse cured; Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic; Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

  • February 2015: Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient; Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother; Dyslexia cured;  XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

  • March 2015: Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines; Infertility cured; Huntington’s Disease treated; Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patientGardasil vaccine injury cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

  • April 2015: Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient; Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials; Self harm cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

  • May, June 2015: Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient; Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

  • July 2015: Bhutan ear infection cured; Deafness cured and patient’s drawing; Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops; Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories; Anxiety cured; Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores; Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindy. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

  • August 2015: Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse; ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient; Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession; Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

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The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1

JANUARY 2015

“Dr Wob, when chiWopWactas fix all the SubWuxations, evWyone will be off the all the dWugs.”

Hutchings 49 6 yo patient Elmer Fudd lisp people free of subluxations no drugs

Rob Hutchings is a chiropractor who conducts his business at Body Brilliant Chermside, in Brisbane. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hutchings is a self-confessed anti-vaccinationist who first came to our attention, in 2010, for making anti-vaccine comments on the Facebook page of the disreputable Australian Vaccination Network. Hutchings has appeared in this blog several times; most recently for claiming that his Facebook profile had been hacked whenever his Facebook profile had made anti-vaccine comments on the internet.

Note:

All of Hutchings’ stories come from a closed Facebook group called Chiropractic Success Stories. I am reproducing these abridged stories under Fair Dealing, and in the public interest, for the following reasons: Hutchings admits to treating coma patients in a hospital and admits that he knows that this is a breach of the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors; Hutchings is demonstrably using anti-vaccination misinformation in treating patients; Hutchings is demonstrably claiming to treat or cure conditions outside of his scope of practise; Hutchings admits to using anecdotal stories in his private practice. Patients are also drawn from public screenings; and Hutchings admits that these stories are used as word of mouth testimonials in schools and kindergartens, thereby accruing more patients.

Although listed as a “closed group”, the Facebook group Chiropractic Success Stories cannot realistically claim to be a private group for the use of chiropractors only: it has over 3500 members; non-practitioners are regularly permitted to join; Hutchings knows that the group is not private, referring to “trolls”  in the group on several occasions; and group administrators and Hutchings are aware that stories from the group have been shared on Facebook and elsewhere on numerous occasions.

I have edited Hutchings’ comments into point form so as to retain the content of his claims without boring the reader into a subluxation-induced coma, brought on due to his overuse of words employed in the act of fictional self-aggrandisement. Hutchings’ original spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors are retained.

I have replaced pronouns, ages, and genders of individuals – where possible – with “PATIENT”, “PATIENT1”, “PARENT1”, “FAMILY MEMBER”, and “XX”.

Basically, the text is Hutchings’. I’ve replaced words for the purposes of anonymising the stories, and the people used in them.

List of posts in this series:

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 1

  • January 2015: Substance abuse cured; Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic; Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 2

  • February 2015: Depression, cough, thyroid cured. Hutchings’ community talk drew patient; Kidney stones cured. Forced treatment on mother; Dyslexia cured;  XX year old multiple conditions. Sinus, ear infection, diarrhoea, asthma, digestion cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 3

  • March 2015: Gardasil injury cured. Hutchings no fan of vaccines; Infertility cured; Huntington’s Disease treated; Asthma cured. Hutchings’ talk drew patientGardasil vaccine injury cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 4

  • April 2015: Abusive relationship cured. Hutchings’ talks drew patient; Schizophrenia cured. Hutchings’ workshops use testimonials; Self harm cured.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 5

  • May, June 2015: Seizures cured. Hutchings’ public screening drew patient; Coma patient cured. Adjusting in hospitals. Hutchings knowingly breaching Code of Conduct for Chiropractors.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 6

  • July 2015: Bhutan ear infection cured; Deafness cured and patient’s drawing; Liver transplant cancelled. Hutchings uses success stories in his workshops; Deafness cured. Hutchings’ drew patients via kindergarten stories; Anxiety cured; Adjustments treated learning disability and caused an increase in maths scores; Made up acronym; Bedwetting, ear infection, deafness all cured. Referrals from kindy. Hutchings is “Unfuckwithable”.

The Chiropractic Messiah Monologues 7

  • August 2015: Doctor can stick science and drugs up his arse; ADHD cured. Hutchings’ workshop on ADHD drew patient; Seven month old baby was put on anti-depressants by doctor. Baby stopped crying due to adjustments. Hutchings’ health expo talk drew patients. Denigration of medical profession; Adjustments of subluxations lead to ability to eat chocolate again.

JANUARY 2015

January 15 – Substance abuse cured. Webinar plug.

– A career favourite in the making:

– PATIENT became a patient of mine in early November

– PATIENT alternates using crutches and a wheel chair. I learned the story over the course of a new patient exam that went way over my normal time

– On last deployment PATIENT was hit by shrapnel. PATIENT left hamstring was torn to shreds, right knee was so badly damaged it needed a replacement and spine was obviously badly subluxated

– PATIENT could not cope with disability and pain, and life went into a downward spiral from there. Depression, drug use (both prescription pain killers and the whole range of illicit), alcohol, gambling

– PATIENT spine was horrifically damaged and obviously hamstring and knee presented a severe limitation of matter that could never be repaired. PATIENT had seen all the specialists, physios, everyone to try to gain some degree of comfort. PATIENT confided that if PATIENT could just be active again, PATIENT would be able to cope, but any kind of limited exercise was to painful in back, hips and neck

– FAMILY MEMBER later told me FAMILY MEMBER had no idea how I managed to explain the benefits of chiropractic in a way that would reach PATIENT, but PATIENT agreed to give it a try. PATIENT later told me that if PATIENT saw no benefit, PATIENT was going to jump off a bridge or shoot self

– PATIENT only had 5 or 6 weeks of chiropractic care before I left on holiday

– I found out last week, PATIENT had a great Christmas. PATIENT isn’t pain free but no longer needs pain killers. PATIENT kicked the drug use, alcohol and gambling over the holiday and decided to be active again

Now, following up on the Webinar idea I presented last week, I’m going to go ahead with my first two ideas and I invite all to participate. I’m just finishing up the flyers for them and finalising the time for the first, but the second one has a date set.

My intention is that, due to the large number of messages I get from this group asking for advice and tips, I can help a large number of people in a relatively short time frame.

My first webinar will be called “Spine Tingling Success Stories: The Art of Chiropractic Story Telling.”

It’s no secret I love success stories, so I want to share how to tell them, how to get the information necessary to tell them and how to turn what might be perceived as “ordinary” into the extraordinary in both your mind and the patients mind. Details to come, but this will happen in the first or second week of February.

My second webinar will be called, “Spinal PTSD: Eliminating the T & D.”

I thought up the term Spinal PTSD after thinking through the causes of Subluxation which many of us refer to as “the 3 T’s” (Trauma, Thoughts and Toxins.”

I believe that this misses out on another cause of subluxation – deficiencies.

So PTSD stands for:

Physical (accidents and poor posture)

Toxins

Stress (emotional)

Deficiencies

Many people have asked me over the years about what I do in practice, so this webinar will shed a lot of light on that. I absolutely have a chiropractic focused ADIO practice and mindset, but I also believe in empowering patients to make healthy choices with an ADIO mindset, without taking my focus off of adjusting or devaluing chiropractic care in the patient’s mind.

There will be a lot of support materials provided to all those who register and I will also make myself available for follow up Q & A and support either via email, facebook or skype.

This webinar will take place on Tuesday February 23.

I’ll be putting the flyer out in the next few days or early next week on how to register. DUe to the time difference between Australia (where I live) and Europe & North America, (or wherever else you might live!) it is not possible to make a time slot that works for everyone, so we’ll be recording it and it will be available online for 48 hours afterwards.

Cost will be $50 per webinar or if you sign up for both, it will be $85 total.

That’s Australian dollars, which works out to about $41 US or $70 based on today’s exchange rate.

Assuming they prove popular, I’ve got 4 other webinar ideas for later this year.

Hope you enjoy my success stories and I hope to help as many of you as possible with some of the stuff I’ve learned over the last 12 years of practice : )

January 19 – Menstrual pain cured.  Patient rendered artistic.

– An interesting case for the weird and wonderful file:

– This speaks to my heart because my ‘niche’ of patients are people who have either developed a belief system that they cannot live their dream / passions and / or been told by a medical doc that they will never be able to do what they love again

– PATIENT is a nurse. PATIENT suffered back pain and headaches, and also menstrual pain

– Within 2 weeks of care, PATIENT back pain was gone, headaches cleared completely after 3 weeks and within 2 months, reported no more menstrual pain

– PATIENT latest progress review, (4 months into care) I asked what else had changed

– “Well, this is really weird, so I never told you before, and I couldn’t find the box to tick on your form.”

– “That’s Ok” I replied,”maybe we can edit the survey and create a new box.”

– “I love to draw and paint pictures in my spare time, but for the last few years since my headaches started, I haven’t felt that I’ve been able to be very creative. I had pretty much given it up because it was getting so frustrating. I just figured I was getting to old to have an imagination. Since I started getting adjusted, I noticed that I’m a lot more creative and I can think of all kinds of things to draw and paint. So I’ve been painting and drawing 4-5 time a week again instead of once every few months. I’m a lot happier because of it!”

– Gotta get an “improved creativity” box on my progress evaluation survey!!

January 23 – Spondylolisthesis and constipation cured. 

– I’m an AECC grad…. not a whole lot of philosophy enthusiasm at that school. I’ve heard they had Edzrard Ernst come in for a guest lecture and tell everyone how crap they are a few weeks ago….

– On that note, I remember being taught that spondylolisthesis is uncorrectable and is a contraindication to adjust. Best to refer for medical management

– So I had a patient review 6 month x-ray with me today. Previously a grade 2 spondy with very advanced degeneration, and was also asymptomatic in the lower back. PATIENT main complaint was neck pain and constipation

– No more neck pain, no more constipation, been that way for a long while now

– The post x-rays shows complete correction of the spondy and about 30% more disc space than before

– I guess if I had been lecturing AECC students along side Edzard Ernst, it would have been dismissed as coincidental repair, I ripped PATIENT off because PATIENT had no back pain, and the indigestion getting better must be spontaneous remission

– Sad state of affairs in that school. I had trouble graduating, a teacher in the clinic argued against me graduating because I kept using that pesky word “subluxation” when talking to patients

– One day I’ll have to make a hostile takeover of the school…..

[Comments on thread]

Rob Hutchings How many times does spontaneous remission or coincidental healing have to happen before it is scientific? : )

Rob Hutchings I’ve found complete correction of spondys is almost always possible. Can only think of 1 grade 3 with severe degeneration that didn’t fully correct (measured on post x-ray) in my career. I still find it sad that the “refer for medical management” is still taught and is so widespread for so many things. A huge percentage of patients have already had medical management and came to us when all was lost, only to say, “I wish I went to you first!”
So people like Edzard Ernst can spend their whole life trashing other people if they so choose. I’ll spend mine facilitating healing. (and when not doing that, swimming in the ocean or running through the mud….. gotta love those muddy trails I was just on!)

Rob Hutchings A bunch people private messaged me asking about what technique I use to correct spondys. I’m a CBP practitioner, meaning mirror image adjustments. In the case of spondys, I place the patient prone with a 1/2 roll cushion under their lumbar spine (about belly button height in most cases) so that the patient is pre stressed in the mirror image. I then will shift their feet to the left or to the right to mirror image any existing pelvic tilt, and then I mirror image and pelvic rotation by slightly lifting the relevant ilium posteriorly. With my other hand, I contact S2 and use the drop piece to adjust,

For home exercises to support it, I highly recommend the yoga poses:
Shoulder bridge (really engaging core)
Downward facing dog with bent knees
Cat exercise (beginner level)
Also very important to have any exercise to encourage rotation of the lumbar spine.
To encourage nutritional support for disc regeneration, I supplement with colloidal minerals.

This approach has worked in all but one case (more than 100 in my 12 years) and that was a case of grade 3 spongy with very severe degeneration. We got him down to a grade 2 spondy with about a 15% increase in disc space. He was 82 years old.

Hutchings 63 publicly captured Facebook image March 15 2011 messiah halo

Publicly captured image courtesy Facebook 2011.

Thanks to Super Shooper for halo addition.

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Three anti-vaccine CAA members unlucky hacking victims #CAAGotYourBack

Anti-vaccine members of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia are an unlucky bunch. They are the target of elite hackers who hack into their private Facebook profiles so as to carry out a clandestine hacking objective of posting hacked anti-vaccine comments which are precisely like those made when these hacked accounts are not usually hacked.

These hacked chiropractors have sympathetic ears in the Chiropractic Board of Australia, as well as the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. Hacking is a dastardly business. I mean, what would any elite hacker have to gain by hacking into the private Facebook accounts of anti-vaccine chiropractors so as to make anti-vaccine comments almost precisely like those made elsewhere when the hacked accounts are not being hacked? Are they evil hackers? Are they reprobate hackers? Are they, even worse, skeptic hackers? It stinks. It stinks to high hell.

On August 16 2013, anti-vaccine chiropractor, Rob Hutchings, of Body Brilliant Chermside, Brisbane – a member of the CAA – alerted his fellow CAA chiropractors to his hacking travails. What a business it was, comrades. Better tell the CBA:

Guys, just discovered I’m in that post as well. Interestingly the comment that he quotes me on is one of the many they have fabricated. Back in 2010, skeptics apparently discovered my existence and hacked facebook and email to make false comments in an effort to pursue slander like this. They’ve also posted false comments by “me”and other chiropractors (and other non druggies) saying things like “Chiropractic is the cure for cancer” in many public forums.

I had to pre-empt complaints to the board based on this. (Who would have thought I’d be a fan of the George Bush era of preemptive strikes?) It was a lot of unnecessary aggravation.

I don’t have the answer to what is the best approach here. I don’t think anyone except skeptics read this guys blog. Most people have better things to do. But at the same time, it is quite disturbing that they not only hack accounts, they’ve obviously also tracked my movements from Adelaide to Brissie. It’s not like I’ve broadcasted that, so these people are very persistent in their stalking.

I advise you all to be careful, not only on facebook. These people are known for escalating to extremely aggressive behaviour.

Hutchings 7 I waz hacked August 16 2013

Hutchings had previously made dozens of comments on the anti-vaccine Facebook page of the Australian Vaccination Network (most of which I still  have), which are consistent in subject and tone to everything else he has written. Hutchings had also claimed he was “a doctor” in a Courier Mail online article’s comments section; and he had also claimed to be able to sign conscientious objector forms via fax (he can’t, and he can’t). From the AVN Facebook page, on November 8 2010 (probably another elite hacker comment):

Hutchings 57 sign CO forms by fax November 8 2010 AVN

On April 3 2015, I wrote about anti-vaccine chiropractor Koe Davidson, of Peak Potential Health and Wellness, in Melbourne  – a member of the CAA – who had been investigated by AHPRA with a determination made by the Chiropractic Board of Australia. Davidson was caught cold posting anti-vaccine misinformation on his professional pages. He was cautioned for those.

In January 2014, Davidson had posted several anti-vaccine comments which were, mostly, precisely the same in content and tone as those previously posted on his professional pages. The difference with the 2014 comments, however, was that those comments were made by elite hackers who had hacked into his private Facebook profile to publish hacked comments in his name, which were consistent with his beliefs and personality, for some reason unbeknownst to himself, or the CBA; or us. The CBA agreed:

Davidson 54 CBA hacked

Well, stick a fork in me and call me “chump”.

On August 1 2015, I wrote about anti-vaccine chiropractor Jason Parkes, of Boambee – a member of the CAA – who had been making outrageous anti-vaccine and anti-medicine comments on the AVN Facebook page over a three-year period. Parkes had, inexplicably, been hosting third year medical students out of Coffs Harbour on their allied health rotation.

Today, an article has been published in Australian Doctor (full text at bottom of this post), which investigates how Parkes came to be in a position to mentor a bunch of students who are being trained in evidence-based medicine. Obviously Parkes’ services won’t be needed any more:

The chiropractor was adamant he had always been professional with the students and was not preaching anti-vaccination propaganda.

“The students observe me adjusting patients. I go through a normal chiropractic examination history. I go through X-rays and explain how that side of things works,” he said.

“At the end of the day, it’s no skin off my arse. I’m doing this voluntarily on my own time.

“So it would be the school’s loss, not mine [if the placements were discontinued].”

In a twist of what can only be understood as fate – let’s face some hard realities, here – Parkes claims he was probably also hacked when elite hackers made comments from his personal Facebook profile which were also consistent with the content and personality of Parkes’ non-hacked comments. There is a nefarious elite hacker intent in here somewhere; I just can’t nail it down:

Mr Parkes last week described some of his previous comments on vaccination as “debates” and banter, but also said that his Facebook account “may have been hacked” around the time of his “medical sham” comments in mid-2011.

I would go a step further. I would say that both Parkes’ and Hutchings’ Facebook accounts had been hacked by the same elite hackers when they were having this hackers’ conversation on the AVN Facebook page, on December 1-4 2010:

Hutchings 33 AVN 2010 mitochondiral bullshit Parkes

I mean, there really is no other logical explanation.

you ain't seen me right

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CAA chiropractor Barham-Floreani presenting and posing with rabid antivaxers #CAAGotYourBack

Jennifer Barham-Floreani (nudge, nudge) is Australia’s most successful chiropractic entrepreneur, with her Well Adjusted Babies business featuring all over the world. Barham-Floreani’s misinformation is everywhere; you would have seen this list, in meme form, on the bulk of chiropractic Facebook pages at some point. Why the Chiropractic Board of Australia (nudge, nudge) allows this travesty to continue I do not know. It may as well be a list of breaches of the Guidelines for advertising regulated health services and the Code of Conduct for Chiropractors (nudge, nudge):

10 reasons parents take their children to see a chiropractor:

  1. To encourage good neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).
  2. To support “first-class” nerve communication throughout the body to promoting health and wellbeing.
  3. To help strengthen their child’s immunity – encouraging fewer colds, ear-aches and general illness.
  4. To help resolve breastfeeding issues and colic.
  5. To reduce the detrimental impact our modern world has on our children’s health.
  6. Encourages children to thrive by supporting digestive strength.
  7. To diminish nerve interference which may impact their child’s capacity to learn and concentrate.
  8. To promote body balance – helping to resolve poor posture, asthma, allergies and bed-wetting..
  9. To help kids stay fun and light hearted.
  10. To help kids stay in tip-top shape.

Barham-Floreani’s book, Well Adjusted Babies, is the mainstay of the business. As covered before, in this post, the book contains an execrable anti-vaccine chapter which, one hopes, will be reported to the Chiropractic Board of Australia (nudge, nudge). I’ve seen no evidence that the CBA has done anything about the book, and those who  promote it, to this day:

Also seen on Catalyst, in the Floreani business, was Jennifer Barham-Floreani’s book Well Adjusted Babies, which contains a 40-page anti-vaccine chapter so rife with misinformation it would almost make Meryl Dorey blush (almost). Notable citations in the chapter are ex-Dr Rebecca Carley, Not-a-doctor Viera Scheibner, the NVIC, Jim Carrey, “British vaccine expert Andrew Wakefield” (I’m serious), and homeopath Isaac Golden. Golden is cited, of course, as an authority on the effectiveness of homeoprophylaxis. We now know Golden’s reputation was officially trashed in the recent Federal Court case in which the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission succeeded against Homeopathy Plus!, the court finding that Homeopathy Plus! “engaged in misleading conduct and made false or misleading representations regarding the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine and homeopathic remedies as an alternative”. I would argue strongly that Barham-Floreani is doing precisely the same thing.

To quote the Barham-Floreani gibberish which no longer even borders on reckless endangerment; it is a stark example of it, fit for inclusion in any dictionary :

Homeopathic vaccinations are an effective and safe alternative to conventional innoculations and warrant your investigation. [p380]

One can only hope the Chiropractic Board of Australia has read the Barham-Floreani chapter on immunisation. I’ll even send them a copy. I am imagining they will need it.

And what sort of people do promote the book, apart from its almost ubiquitous presence in Australian chiropractic libraries? Why, just recently, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia Queensland was promoting its own copy of the anti-vaccine book at the recent Brisbane Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo. You read that right; the CAA QLD promoted an anti-vaccine book at a babies expo:

CAA QLD 1 baby expo well adjusted book

When alerted to the presence of non-evidence-based chiropractic stalls – run by demonstrable anti-vaccine chiropractic businesses –  at its expos, in multiple capital cities – targeting mums and brand new babies – the Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo organisers couldn’t care less. Remember that one, folks. The expo people value exhibitor belief systems over evidence-based public health and safety, it would seem.

So, you can see the sort of officially sanctioned reach Barham-Floreani’s anti-vaccine book and non-evidence-based, chiropractic entrepreneurial business has attained. The CAA is unapologetic about this.

Less than two months ago, on June 24 2015, Barham-Floreani was the star attraction at an official CAA Victoria, “An evening with Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani”, dinner. The dinner was titled, “Where Can Chiropractic Take You?” We’ll certainly discover that, shortly:

JBF 59 CAA VIC dinner speaker June 24 2015

Only five days after that dinner Mamamia published an exposé on Miranda Kerr’s promotion of the anti-vaccine book. Who can forget this now-disappeared-from-everywhere image posted in the same week? Yes, Miranda Kerr will distance herself from Barham-Floreani upon being exposed; but, the CAA won’t:

JBF 54 June 23 Kerr post

Of course, Barham-Floreani has featured in this blog on several occasions. It’s easier to just list the posts so you can judge the size of the collection for yourselves:

2013 

Anti-vaccine chiropractors 2

The Bachelor and the Bollocks

CAA chiropractors still associating with hard-core anti-vaccinationists

2014

CAA’s Jennifer Barham-Floreani talking at anti-vaccine chiropractic conference

Australian chiropractor Laurence Tham to present for US anti-vaccine chiropractic group

Anti-vaccine chiropractor Tim Shakespeare to co-present with anti-vaccine legend at anti-vaccine chiropractic seminar

Chirofest Seattle – starring Martin Harvey, Jen Barham-Floreani, and Andrew Wakefield

The precedent-setting chiropractor, Tim Shakespeare – with a DeMoss chaser

2015

Chiropractor Simon Floreani issued an official wrist-slap for anti-vaccinationism

Australian chiropractors promote anti-vaccine, conspiracy theory, chiro event

Chiropractor Barham-Floreani again on the bill with notable anti-vaccinationists

The final blog post on that list refers to today’s topic. But, first, I want to revisit the November 2013 statement made by still-president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Laurie Tassell, in The Australian Chiropractor President’s Report. It is explicit in its damnation of the sort of behaviour exhibited on a regular basis by Barham-Floreani, as seen in many of the blog posts in that list:

…posting photos with well known speakers openly critical of vaccination [is] not acceptable.

CAA 12 Tassell TAC November 2013

Indeed, CAA CEO Matthew Fisher is quoted, only two days ago, in Medical Observer, saying that a CAA member has been expelled and more have resigned:

Speaking to MO, chief executive Matthew Fisher rejected criticism that the CAA attracts members with fringe views on medical evidence and vaccination.

He said at least one chiropractor had been expelled because of his criticism of childhood vaccination and several others had resigned because their views conflicted with the CAA, which supports vaccination.

As an aside it is very interesting that Fisher now states that the CAA “supports vaccination”. This is the first time I have ever seen this claim. The 2013 CAA statement says nothing of the sort: basically, the CAA washes its hands of vaccination, and is non-committal. Compare the pair:

CAA 11 Fisher vaccines versus CAA statment 2013

Hopefully Fisher’s new comments are binding on all CAA National and State associations. However, how Fisher can claim the CAA does not attract members with fringe views on vaccination is beyond me, given that all CAA boards around the nation still harbour anti-vaccinationists in the boardrooms, whilst the CAA’s research associate organisation, the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, is anti-vaccine to its core.

But, back to Barham-Floreani. In my most recent post concerning her overseas, anti-vaccine jaunts, I covered her looming appearance at the WAVE conference which is organised by the anti-vaccine chiropractic college, Life Chiropractic College West, in San Francisco. The time has come and the conference is running, as we speak. From my earlier post, this is a selection of the anti-vaccine speakers at WAVE:

JBF 50 WAVE speakers

Another notable anti-vaccine speaker has since been added to the WAVE list. Jack Wolfson is an anti-vaccine DO cardiologist who featured in TIME Magazine, in January 2015, as the “Latest Driver of the Anti-vaccine Clown Car.” He also featured in this blog for a vile, callous, cruel post written by both he and his chiropractor wife in which they attacked a mother who had lost a child to chicken pox. They attacked a grieving mother. This is the sort of person who is accepted as a presenter at WAVE:

JBF 58 WAVE speaker Wolfson added

Not content with appearing on the same bill with this callous anti-vaccination campaigner, Barham-Floreani is also content to pose with him for images uploaded to her business Facebook page. Husband Simon Floreani, himself a former CAA Victoria president – and current/former Australian Vaccination Network member, along with Barham-Floreani – also likes this:

JBF 57 page Wolfson

Barham-Floreani also posted this public image of herself and “extraordinary lady”, Barbara Loe Fisher, to her Facebook profile:

JBF 60 BLF public profile WAVE

That is Barbara Loe Fisher: the grand dame of the US anti-vaccination movement and president of the National Vaccine Information Center; an organisation which has done decades of harm to public health, whilst vilifying and inciting violence against public health and infectious disease experts throughout that time.

Barham-Floreani states that the leader of US anti-vaccinationism is an extraordinary lady.

I want to hear more from the Chiropractic Board of Australia. And I want to hear more from the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. And we are overdue for a heaping, helping of transparency.

I’m out.

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