Australian chiropractic gone to the dogs (and turtles)

News broke yesterday that the Veterinary Surgeons Board of SA had instigated legal action against a chiropractor for treating animals. From Meagan Dillon at The Advertiser:

A CHIROPRACTOR is being prosecuted for allegedly treating six dogs and a cat at his southern suburbs practice — charging up  to $55 per session and diagnosing diseases such as cancer and arthritis, court documents reveal.

The Veterinary Surgeons Board of SA has charged Christies Beach Chiropractic owner Dr Bernard Nadolny with eight counts of treating an animal for fee or reward. Dr Nadolny appeared in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court last week, when his case was adjourned until May.

The charges were laid under the Veterinary Practice Act, which prohibits people from providing paid veterinary treatment unless, at the time the treatment was provided, the person was qualified to do so.

Image courtesy The Advertiser

Long time readers might recall images which have appeared in this blog over the last four years. If there is one thing you can count on, it’s the ability for registered health practitioners with an overindulgence in hubris to self-incriminate.

What follows is a collection of screenshots from the pages of chiropractors, found with a very brief search of the terms “dog” and “pug”,  from our own album collection.

The Chiropractic Board of Australia must wring its hands and tug its collar in despair.

October 22 2015anti-vaccination chiropractor Tim Shakespeare:

April 11 2013anti-vaccination chiropractor and current president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia Queensland, Bruce Whittingham; and anti-vaccination chiropractor and current board secretary of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Adam Smith:

May 22 2013anti-vaccination chiropractor, and former national board member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Billy Chow:

May 22 2013 – anti-vaccination chiropractor, and former national board member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Billy Chow:

December 3 2015anti-vaccination chiropractor Anthony Golle:

January 9 2014Openspace Healing:

March 16 2015 – anti-vaccination chiropractors Simon Floreani – a former national president of the Chiropractors Association of Australia – and Jennifer Barham-Floreani:

November 1 2013anti-vaccination chiropractors Matthew Hodgson and Whitney Ohlund, at Platinum Chiropractic Erina:

April 24 2014anti-vaccination chiropractor Peter Snodgrass:

January 28 2014anti-vaccination chiropractor Peter Snodgrass:

November 14 2013 – anti-vaccination chiropractor Peter Snodgrass:

April 12 2012anti-vaccination chiropractor Peter Snodgrass:

September 3 2013anti-vaccination chiropractor Kirby Collins:

June 11 2013 – former business of anti-vaccination chiropractor Gordon Benz:

And last, but, not least, dragging his anus across the carpet of Australian chiropractic…

May 30 2013Clicking the Pug, with anti-vaccination chiropractors Matthew Hodgson and Whitney Ohlund, at Platinum Chiropractic Erina:

This collection will remain live as more screenshots come in; this collection was only a quick selection.

If readers find any more, they can email us at reasonablehank [at] gmail [dot] com. You can send a link to the photos, or your own images, and we’ll add them here.

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4 Responses to Australian chiropractic gone to the dogs (and turtles)

  1. Chris Kenny says:

    Dear Hank,
    Thank you for this excellent list of chiropractors, I always prefer being adjusted when dogs are around.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Doug says:

    The RSPCA should also be asked for an opinion. Molestation of animals.

  3. “it can’t be placebo…” but it can be 1. regression to the mean, and 2. Observer bias, resulting in post hoc ergo propter hoc attribution errors

  4. Stuartg says:

    Sheesh!

    Chiropractic on a turtle? He doesn’t even know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise.

    That photo shows a tortoise – note the short bent legs instead of the long flippers of a turtle. I know USAnians don’t distinguish between the two, but Australia isn’t the USA.

    Hasn’t​ that charlatan heard of a carapace or plastron?

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