The DACCP module is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of family chiropractors in the field of chiropractic paediatrics. This comprehensive course focuses on common conditions and management issues encountered by family chiropractors, providing practical insights and skills to deliver optimal chiropractic care for children.
Dr Braden Keil graduated as a chiropractor in 1987 and then completed a Master degree in chiropractic paediatrics with RMIT. Dr Keil is one of only a few chiropractors in Australia to have gained this qualification.
Dr Keil practiced for many years in Scotland and returned to Australia during 2000 to open Chiropractic Children's Healthcare, Australia’s first paediatric only chiropractic centre and was awarded a Fellowship by the International College of Chiropractors (FICC) during 2001.
Chiropractic Children’s Healthcare is Australia’s only ‘’paediatric only’’ practice and currently employs five chiropractors whom only see children.
Dr Keil is the author of the world’s first full time Fellowship program in Chiropractic Paediatrics; a three year full time program conducted at Dr Keil’s Melbourne clinics. From 2004 to 2008 Dr Keil lectured on paediatrics to students in the RMIT Chiropractic undergraduate program.
Dr Keil currently presents a 21 Module, two year Diplomate program in chiropractic paediatrics around Australia; permitting chiropractors to improve their ability to provide better care for their infant and children patients.
With four children ranging from 13 to 21 years of age, Dr Keil has had a lot of practical experience with childhood issues!
Dr Christian completed his Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in 2005, and since then has completed several post-graduate seminars and certificates in a range of fields - paediatrics, kinesiology, neurology, nutrition and methylation, and most recently has attained the Diplomate of the Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics.
For the last two years, Dr Christian has been working alongside Dr Keil in a children’s only practice. It is during this time that Dr Christian and Dr Keil have produced documents and research articles promoting chiropractic paediatrics.
Dr Christian has been involved in the teaching of the Diplomate program since 2015, and has also been invited to present to chiropractors, chiropractic students, and community groups across Australia.
And with two children of his own that presented with unique challenges - a daughter with a dislocated hip at birth, and a son with a significant head trauma at 18 months of age - Dr Christian has been able to put the teachings from the DACCP course into good practice.