Help us raise funds for chiropractic research
At Haavik Research, we want to raise $50,000 for the team at the Centre for Chiropractic Research, at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, to do what they do best and get these studies across the line! In addition, we are raising $35k per year, per PhD student, so we need all the help we can get.
Please, please, please help us raise $50,000 + $35,000, so we can donate this to the Centre for Chiropractic Research! We can make these awesome studies happen, and grow more PhD trained scientists!
If you want to know more about these studies, or the PhD students we are trying to support, please get in touch with Dr Kelly Holt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first sponsored PhD student
We have finally raised enough funds to sponsor our first PhD student with $35,000 NZD! This has been awarded to Dr Tanja Glucina.
Tanja is a chiropractor with over 20 years of clinical practice experience and is a single mother of three great kids. She is now doing her full time PhD while also juggling part time work at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic to be able to pay her rent and feed the kids. This is no easy task!!!
Tanja’s PhD thesis work is really exciting! She is exploring contemporary chiropractic practice and using outcome measures to identify different chiropractic subtypes and patient health outcomes. Her doctoral project work utilises mixed methods research, meaning she has both a qualitative and a quantitative phase. Her first study of the qualitative phase examines how chiropractic practitioner perceive their professional identity, their practice philosophy and practice objectives. Study two of this phase investigates how chiropractic patient perceive the chiropractic profession, it’s identity and its practises. For the second part of her PhD work, the quantitative phase, she investigates whether practitioner professional identity subtypes (identified from study 1) has any effects on patient outcomes in an observational based research setting using patient reported outcome measures.
I’m so excited to see where this research takes us!
These studies are just too important not to finish!
These will be ground-breaking studies that are essential for the profession to move forward in our understanding of how chiropractic care helps to improve brain-body communication. They are both ‘first-of-their-kind’ studies.
The results from these first studies were really encouraging and now the opportunity has come along for the team to go back to Pakistan to complete follow up studies.
The problem is these studies haven’t yet been fully funded. Without the necessary funds they won’t be able to complete the studies.
Choose which study to donate to
Chiropractic care on children with ADHD
The team have recently completed studies that have investigated the effects of a single session of chiropractic care on neurological function in kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
WITH YOUR HELP – The next study will be looking at the effects of four weeks of chiropractic care on neurological function and behaviour in children with ADHD.
Cade, A. (2017) Chiropractic Intervention and the control of eye movement in children with Attention Deficit Disorder: A pilot study. MSc thesis. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
Chiropractic care on stroke patients
The team have recently completed one study that has investigated the effects of a single session of chiropractic care on neurological function in stroke patients.
WITH YOUR HELP – The next study will be looking at the effects of 4 weeks of chiropractic care on function and performance in chronic stroke patients.
Holt, K., Niazi, I.K., Nedergaard, R.W., Duehr, J., Amjad, I., Shafiq, M., Anwar, M.N., Ndetan, H., Haavik, H. (2019) The effects of a single session of chiropractic care on strength, cortical drive, and spinal excitability in stroke patients Scientific Reports. 9:2673 doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39577-5
Sponsor a PhD student
Doing a PhD is such a huge commitment on the finances, on time, on energy, not to mention those poor brain cells!! We want to do something to try to help them ease the burden.
WITH YOUR HELP – The funds would go to the PhD students to buy them time to do their PhD research.