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Chiropractor Who Manipulated Baby's Spine Banned From Treating Children Under 12

A Melbourne chiropractor filmed manipulating a two-week-old boy has been banned from treating children aged under 12 while he is investigated by authorities.


Andrew Arnold entered an undertaking with the Chiropractic Board of Australia on Thursday.


“I will not undertake any chiropractic treatment of children from birth to 12 years,” the undertaking reads on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.


“I will not publish, display, promote or provide materials, information or advice that relates to the assessment, management or treatment of children from birth to 12 years, including but not limited to the publication of material on social media, blogs, and/or any other platform on the internet.”


Arnold will be the subject of an investigation by the agency and board, the Victorian health minister, Jenny Mikakos, said.


The video of Arnold, senior practitioner and owner/founder of Cranbourne Family Chiropractic, working on the child attracted national attention and was condemned by Mikakos as “extremely disturbing”.


On Thursday she confirmed she had heard back from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Chiropractic Board of Australia a day after referring Arnold.


“They are investigating this matter and in fact I have invited them to meet with me and I will be meeting with both the chairperson of the Chiropractic Board of Australia and the CEO of Ahpra next week,” she said.

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