March 4, 2010 — The Australian Spinal Research Foundation, a nonprofit, grant-making, chiropractic research foundation, announced today its president, Martin Harvey, DC, received the International Chiropractor of the Year Award at this year’s Parker Seminar.
“Much of today’s healthcare is focused on treatment of symptoms when equal priority should be given to whole body well-being through pro-active consideration of health and lifestyle issues,” says Harvey. “While prevention in healthcare is a noble goal we should be aiming beyond that. Chiropractic optimizes health, providing individuals with greater energy, stronger immune systems, and better overall stability in their lives.”
Under Harvey’s guidance, the Australian Spinal Research Foundation has been generating research for a number of years and was also acknowledged for its outstanding contribution to chiropractic with the International Leadership Award for Research.
The foundation’s current research studies relate to:
• Whether chiropractic care for pregnant women may help the delivery process by improving the function of pelvic floor muscles.
• How chiropractic care may lead to long lasting changes in the ability of the brain to work efficiently.
• How falls in the elderly — the leading cause of accidental injury-related deaths within this age group — can be reduced through chiropractic care.
“Our research is aimed at understanding how chiropractic care may give a better quality of life for people so they are happier, healthier, and thrive — not just survive,” adds Harvey. “It is ironic that we tend to think of thriving when it comes to relationships or money but not with our health.”
Source: Australian Spinal Research Foundation, www.spinalresearch.com.au