A new chiropractic clinic, based at the Peel Thunder Football Club, has welcomed its first clients.
Dr Vincenzo Cascioli, Director of the Murdoch University Chiropractic Clinic, said six final-year chiropractic students will staff the new clinic each week treating aches and pains under the supervision and guidance of a registered chiropractor.
“We’re working with a number of community groups to bring chiropractic treatment to those who would normally not have access to it,” he said.
“It will also give our students access to a more diverse range of clients and will be an important practical experience for them.”
The free clinic operates for two hours on Wednesday mornings at the Bendigo Bank Stadium on Dower Street.
“The City of Mandurah and the Peel Thunder Football Club have been incredibly supportive of this initiative,” Dr Cascioli said.
“We’re having early discussions with Peel Thunder and the local netball club to see whether we can extend this service to athletes.
“The health and wellbeing of young people is a priority too, so we’re exploring possibilities with service providers at the Billy Dower Youth Centre.”
The new Peel clinic is one of four community clinics established to allow chiropractic students to complete a ‘community rotation’ as part of their studies. Other clinics operate in Fremantle, South Lake and Palmerston Farm in Wellard.
“The opening of this chiropractic outreach clinic in Mandurah is the chiropractic program’s first expansion into the Peel region,” said Associate Professor Bruce Walker, Murdoch University’s Head of Chiropractic.
“We look forward to other opportunities to build a community presence in the region.”
For more information about Murdoch University’s Chiropractic Clinic and the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree, visit www.murdoch.edu.au.