Chiropractic research is essential for the development of our profession and the science of chiropractic.
Make a general donation that is used to pay for researchers and equipment in need of funds.
We are also fund raising for a ground-breaking stroke study looking at the effects of chiropractic care on nervous system function in people who have suffered from a stroke or who have Parkinson or Alzheimer’s disease.
A one off payment. For individuals, practices or organisations who want to support chiropractic research. No minimum commitment.
Our Supporters Donation Programme.
Diamond Supporter: $20,000NZD per annum paid in a lump sum or monthly payment. For individuals, practices or organisations who want to become a cornerstone of the chiropractic research. Minimum one year commitment.
Gold Supporter: $6000NZD per annum or $500 per month. For individuals, practices or organisations who want to make a significant contribution to chiropractic research. Minimum one year commitment.
Silver Supporter: A minimum of $150 per month. For individuals, practices or organisations who want to support chiropractic research. Minimum one year commitment.
Supporters Programme Benefits:
- Certificate to display at your practice
- Annual invitation to an exclusive breakfast at Lyceum
- Regular worldwide research updates
- Regular updates on our research activities, and consultation in research direction
Chiropractic care may improve brain outcomes and strength in stroke victims:
Please help us to raise money to complete this study!
Stroke is a global burden and is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Worldwide, it is estimated that 17 million people per year suffer from a significant stroke of which 5 million experience long term physical disability following the stroke.
The NZCC is proud to be supporting some amazing innovative research from studies that are being conducted from the award winning research team at the Centre for Chiropractic Research in collaboration with leading scientists from Aalborg University in Denmark and Riphah University in Pakistan.
What have we done so far?
At Pakistan Railway General Hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan two groups of participants who had suffered from a stroke at least 6 weeks prior to their involvement in the study and who were suffering with ongoing neurological deficits in their lower limb due to the stroke were recruited.
For the first part of the study we are assessing whether a single session of chiropractic care improves performance and whether it increases muscle power, strength, and cortical drive as well as reducing fatigue in stroke survivors who have muscle weakness. In the second part of the study we recorded EEG from the whole head to assess for brain processing changes following the chiropractic care session.
What have we found so far?
Preliminary analysis of the force changes is exciting! So far it has been revealed that an average of 50% increases in the strength of the affected leg have been found.
What do we need to do next?
Help us to raise money to complete this study. The next important step is to analyse the data that we have and to go back to Pakistan to assess longer term clinically relevant changes after chiropractic care. Please donate and together let’s take our understanding of how chiropractic works to the next level.
For further information about The New Zealand College of Chiropractic Research Donation Programmes, please contact
Dr Tanja Glucina
Research Operations Manager
Email: Dr Tanja Glucina