Dr Michael Azari

BAppSc(Chiro), PhD, FRCC(UK), Memb.Chiro.Aust.
Michael graduated from the chiropractic program at RMIT University in 1994, and has been in private practice ever since. He then earned a PhD in neuroscience from the medical faculty of Monash University in 2005. He is a general chiropractor with a special interest in headaches, neck pain and low back pain. Michael also works full time as a senior research scientist at the Chiropractic Discipline of RMIT University, where he conducts education and clinical research activities. Michael is one of a handful of chiropractors in Australia who has been awarded the prestigious fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractors in the UK.

Dr Karen Azari

BAppSc(Chiro), Memb.Chiro.Aust.
Karen graduated from the chiropractic program at RMIT University in 1992. Karen has been in private practice ever since and has a special interest in muscle and tendon injuries, as well as neck and back pain. Karen is a general chiropractor who uses gentle techniques of muscle and joint manipulation, along with specific rehabilitation exercises.

Who We Are

We are members of Chiropractic Australia (CA), a professional association that advocates for evidence-based practice. We are also members of Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA), the postgraduate college for chiropractic continuing education. As members of COCA, we practice the latest methods of chiropractic based on evidence of safety and effectiveness. X-rays, if clinically indicated, are ordered to be taken at radiology centres, where they are covered by Medicare. As practicing chiropractors, we are also registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia, under Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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About Chiropractors

Chiropractors in Australia are highly educated health care professionals. To be able to practice as a chiropractor, one must earn a five-year university degree in chiropractic. Four Australian Universities offer chiropractic degree programs. These are: RMIT University in Melbourne, Macquarie University in Sydney, Murdoch University in Perth, and Southern Queensland University. These courses of study are highly demanding and include extensive learning in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and other medical sciences, as well as Chiropractic Science and Radiology. Chiropractors in Victoria are then eligible to become registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia. Registered chiropractors are bound by a strict code of professional conduct. Registration requirements also include adequate public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

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