STATE AND PROFESSIONAL GOALS ARE ALIGNED

Our city is a vibrant, liveable and a logical home for the Australian Chiropractic College.

South Australia is embarking on a new phase of health promotion, with a spotlight on complementary therapies for community wellbeing. In 2012, the state government engaged Professor Martin Seligman as its 24th Thinker in Residence. His mandate; to help South Australian communities flourish by fostering resilience, health and wellbeing in young people.

His three main recommendations were:

  • Position South Australia as the state of wellbeing
  • Measure the wellbeing of all residents of South Australia
  • Teach, build and embed wellbeing science in South Australia
  • While the agenda particularly targets mental health, the synergy with chiropractic principles is clear.

A CITY OF LEARNING

Education is a key driver of economic growth in Adelaide and educational initiatives receive funding to match. The Adelaide city council’s Economically Prosperous City Strategy 2012-2016 describes education as:

A major industry sector and driver of economic growth in South Australia and the City of Adelaide. The growth experienced in this sector has positively changed the life, culture and vitality of the city while also contributing significantly to the growth of other industry sectors. Education is a sector that uniquely positions Adelaide in a global context as a quality brand proposition and study destination in the competitive international education marketplace.

Funding and support is readily available for businesses such as the Australian Chiropractic College who may fit this description.

SUPPORTIVE LOCAL CHIROPRACTORS

As of September 2014, 348 chiropractors called South Australia home. Of those, approximately 180 are members of the South Australian branch of the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAASA). At their 2014 extraordinary general meeting, the CAASA asked it’s members present: would you support a chiropractic college in Adelaide?

80% of their members said YES.

A SIGNIFICANT RESIDENTIAL POPULATION

In June 2013, Adelaide had an estimated residential population of 1.29 million. This is an affluent and ageing community that can support both new and established chiropractors.

AUSTRALIA'S MOST AFFORDABLE CITY

With low cost and excellent infrastructure, Adelaide is widely regarded as one of the world’s most livable cities. The state government’s official website ‘Study Adelaide’ sheds light on the statistics:

Adelaide is 19% cheaper to live in compared to Melbourne and Sydney, and 7% cheaper compared to Perth and Brisbane

In addition, the trends website Numbeo rated Adelaide as equal best Australian capital city, scoring 100.94 (shared with Melbourne on 99.88)

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AUSTRALIA’S MOST LIVABLE CITY

Dr Chris Colloca (of Neuromechanical Innovations fame) has established strong ties with the University of Adelaide and the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science over the last five years. His pioneering research into neurophysical and biomechanical responses to chiropractic thrusts has set a precedent for investigation, development and innovation in our field.

The path is paved for ongoing research and discovery.

THERE’S NOTHING ELSE LIKE ADELAIDE

Most other capital cities offer university-based chiropractic programmes except Adelaide. With the ideal infrastructure to support a private college, the absence of one is as perplexing as it is perfect. With the ideal conditions to support a flourishing private college and wider chiropractic community, Adelaide is the logical home of the ACC.