A Melbourne-base chiropractor, Dr Ian Rossborough, who was earlier criticised for cracking the newborn baby’s back in a video, has been banned temporarily for treating children.
The ban was imposed by the Chiropractic Board of Australia(CBA) restricting the doctor from treating children until June 2.
In the video, Rossborough is seen manipulating a baby’s back. It shows him holding a baby’s back upward and the back downwards. Suddenly, he cracks the baby’s spine; causing a loud sound followed by the baby’s crying
As per report, the parents brought the baby to the chiropractor as the child was crying repeatedly during the night. The treatment was claimed to be successful by the doctor but it was highly criticised by other doctors. Rossborough said the baby he treated was suffering from colic and reflux. Since the controversy, he has been repeatedly defending his chiropractic treatment.
Moreover, he denied literally cracking the spine of the baby. He said he didn’t put any insufferable force to the baby. He rather reduced the fluid pressure in the joints.
According to ABC News, the temporary ban came following the concerns raised by Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy with the board and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
“I do want the Chiropractic Board of Australia to satisfy me that they are policing the code of conduct,” said Hennessy.
“And that those that are acting outside their scope of practice, those that are claiming that chiropractic interventions can cure things for which there is no scientific evidence – are actually being actively policed.” she added.
Other chiropractors said that this chiropractic technique is used for treating autism, ADHD, ear infections and other illness but medical doctors contradict this claim. They said that there is no proof that this technique can cure non-muscular diseases, reports Ten Play.
On the other hand, according to 9News, it is still unclear whether the Rossborough would proceed for tougher penalties or not. But CBS is expected to hold a hearing before the ban expires on June 2.
In a video Rossborough explains why he uses this technique: