A Melbourne chiropractor is facing an investigation after posting a video online of himself performing controversial treatments on a two-week-old baby.
The video, uploaded to Cranbourne Family Chiropractic clinic’s Facebook page last August, shows Dr Andrew Arnold performing spinal treatments on the baby boy, manipulating his neck, hips and collarbone, using a spring-loaded device on his neck and spine, tapping his head and at one point lifting him upside down by his legs.
The newborn cried throughout the treatments.
Infant chiropractic treatments are not illegal but are highly divisive. The video has reignited calls for treatments on infants to be outlawed.
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Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos confirmed to the Herald Sun she had written to the Chiropractic Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency demanding they take action.
The Herald Sun reported both regulators have launched a confidential investigation into Dr Arnold's actions.