Anti-vaccine chiropractors 35

The Chiropractic Board of Australia has had enough:

The Chiropractic Board of Australia cracks down to protect the public.

The Chiropractic Board of Australia is cracking down on chiropractors who step outside their primary role as healthcare practitioners and provide treatment that puts the public at risk.

To protect public safety, the Board has:

– ordered practitioners to remove all anti-vaccination material from their websites and clinics
– removed several courses from the list of approved CPD programs, and
– introduced random audits of practitioner compliance with the Board’s registration standards. [Media Release August 8 2013]

Mr Sandy Clark manipulates customers at Grange Family Chiropractic, in Queensland. He is a former board member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia’s Queensland chapter. The former vice president, no less:

Clark 1 past VP of CAA QLDClark thought the excellent, factual, documentary Jabbed, was “one sided…skewed and without the necessary epidemiological content to be able to become well informed”:

Clark 3 Jabbed skewed one sidedLet’s see if he has a point. Clark likes to give seminars on vaccination, just like Nimrod Weiner, and Todd Gignac. What sort of information would Clark deem appropriate to become “well informed”?

We give our participants up-to-date information to help them make a fully informed decision on whether or not to vaccinate their children.

Key points included the Japanese DTP study and how that particular vaccine affects SIDS, and how some countries in the world have stopped vaccinating for diseases like Diphtheria and are having higher success rates of eradicating these diseases.

Clark 2 vaccination seminar SIDS diphtheriaDude. How dare you claim to be informing people so they can make a fully informed decision, when you include the above lies.

The Japanese/SIDS lie is derived from the anti-vaccine parsnip queen, Viera Scheibner, as shredded here by Dr Stephen Basser. And some states of the former USSR stopped widespread immunisation against Diphtheria, with the incidence of the disease sky-rocketing.

If this is the sort of crap Clark is stating on his business’s Facebook page, then, what the hell is he stating in the privacy and security of his business?

And like many others we have met in this series, Clark has no aversion to testimonials:

Clark 4 testimonial 2 And, from the same overly satisfied customer:

Clark 4 testimonial

This is what the Chiropractic Board of Australia has to say about the use of testimonials:

Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services

5 What is unacceptable advertising?

This section is intended to provide a clear indication of the
type of advertising of services that the boards consider to
be unacceptable. Where examples are provided, they are
intended to assist practitioners and other persons who
advertise regulated health services to comply with the
advertising provisions of the National Law. They are not
intended to be exhaustive.

To comply with s. 133 of the National Law and these
guidelines, advertising of services must not:

(d) use testimonials or purported testimonials

I hope the CBA has a stern word with Clark, the former CAA QLD VP, about what constitutes “information”.

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2 Responses to Anti-vaccine chiropractors 35

  1. Martin says:

    Wow, a few clicks and that fever just spiralled down a whole half a degree!

    Then just a day later after numerous more woo that generally saw the fever increase the child started feeling better. So a little over 24 hours saw a virus that would normally subside in 24 hours subside?

    Almost as good as doing nothing at all really.

    Well except for the needless pain and suffering plus the wasted money.

    The real crime is anyone actually thinking that testimonial actually sounds good.

  2. Steve Dave says:

    That’s some really scary shit taking a child with a high temp to a chiropractor for treatment. Hope Sandy has a good lawyer.

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