Elite experience for chiro students October 7, 2013 A group of five Murdoch University students worked alongside the world’s best sports chiropractors at the recent World Games in Cali, Colombia. Back row (L-R): Anders Liveroed, Rune Finne, Dr Deb Nook, Martin Isaksson. Front row (L-R): Inga Gossow, Laura Maurice Led by Adjunct Associate Professor Brian Nook, the students assisted the treating chiropractors with clerical tasks and collected research data for an injury surveillance study. “During the 10 days of competition, the students worked from six in the morning until midnight or later,” said Associate Professor Nook. “The feedback about the students from the treating chiropractors, who are among the best in their field, was extremely positive.” Like the Olympic Games, the World Games is a multi-sport event held every four years. It features sports not contested in the Olympic Games, including artistic roller skating, squash, karate, powerlifting and lifesaving. The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) is contracted by the World Games organisers to treat the competitors, with Associate Professor Brian Nook overseeing the rigorous selection process for the treating chiropractors. Rune Finne, a fourth year chiropractic student, said he was thrilled to see elite athletes reaping the results of successful treatments. “One of the FICS chiropractors treated a Swedish archer before her semi-final. Later, she came back to say that, thanks to us, she made the finals,” he said. “She ended up winning and went back to Sweden with a gold medal.” Fifth-year student Martin Isaksson, who is only weeks away from completing his qualification, said the trip made him even more passionate about his chosen profession. “For me, it was all about learning the small things that make a huge difference for a patient, such as different adjustment techniques, different types of soft tissue manipulation and a few valuable tips,” he said. Print This Post Media contact: Candice Barnes Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, Research, School of Health Professions, School of Health Professions Research Tags: brian nook, chiropractic, colombia, international federation of sports chiropractic, martin isaksson, murdoch university, rune finne, world games Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!