“Chiropractor acquitted of all allegations regarding dishonesty, excessive treatment plan, inadequate examination, inappropriate clinical treatment and consent”

Patient A suffered from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and was saw the the Registrant to relieve back/shoulder pain and headaches. The GCC called expert evidence to say that in light of the patient’s JRA, a more thorough examination including x-rays should have been carried out and that HVLA adjustments were contraindicated.

The Patient also complained that the Registrant had exaggerated her condition, ignored her lack of response to treatment and was acting dishonestly by proposing an unnecessary treatment plan. After a two week hearing including an unsuccessful attempt to suspend the Registrant from practice, the Professional Conduct Committee found every allegation not proved and the case was dismissed.