Dorte Bladt is the founder of Switched-on Kids. Throughout her career as a chiropractor, Dorte has loved providing gentle chiropractic care for babies and children. However, it was out of personal experience with her daughter that she developed a passion for helping children with learning and behavioural challenges. Dorte realised she needed to know and do more for these kids. She spent countless hours over many years studying topics such as neurology, child development, brain stimulation, sensory-motor integration, nutrition, supplementation, teaching approaches and chiropractic techniques.
She currently runs a busy family practice in Newcastle, Australia, caring mainly for babies and children. She has a special interest in children with learning, attention, coordination and behavioural challenges.
The Neurobiology of Autism
Dr. Monique Andrews MS, DC, DNM has been sharing her knowledge with Chiropractors for nearly two decades. Holding both Doctor of Chiropractic and Master’s degrees in Neuroscience, the breadth and depth of her knowledge is vast. Dr. Mo is best known for her engaging presentations and TED style of lecturing, making even the most difficult concepts accessible to all learners.
Earlier in her career as a research scientist, Dr. Andrews published peer-reviewed papers in the fields of Psychoneuroimmunology and the Neurobiology of Reward. Today, she speaks internationally on topics such as the Neurophysiology of Subluxation, Neurodevelopment of the Pediatric Patient, Evolutionary Impact of Chiropractic on the Brain and most recently exploring the connection between Chiropractic and Consciousness.
Dr. Andrews now serves as Chair of Basic Sciences at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California.
Kids & chiropractic: understanding risk & the evidence base to support it.
Matt is passionate about chiropractic care for families. He practices chiropractic north of Brisbane with his wife in their own business, with a strong focus on families. He has published in the peer reviewed literature on the safety and evidence for paediatric chiropractic., and presented research from his paediatric chiropractic Masters dissertation around the world. He has served on board positions as a student and as a practitioner. Matt has taught in two chiropractic programs, in the Barcelona College of Chiropractic and at Central Queensland University. He’s committed to ensuring children have access to chiropractic care, just like his two kids have, and the Kids Summit presentation is designed to shore up your certainty around the safety and evidence base for kids and chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care for kids; what does the science say?
Dr Heidi Haavik is a New Zealand College of Chiropractic graduate. She also has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland. She is the author of the best-selling book ‘The Reality Check: A quest to Understand Chiropractic from the inside out’ (@heidihaavik.com). This book describes in easy to understand language what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts dysfunctional segments in the spine. Dr Haavik also runs a company that enlightens the world about the science of chiropractic (@www.therealitycheck.com).
She has presented her work to both chiropractic and neuroscience communities around Australasia, Africa, North America and Europe. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Journal of Chiropractic Education and is a Review Editor in Movement Science and Sport Psychology for Frontiers in Psychology and Sports Science. She was named Chiropractor of the year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association.
The Eyes as Windows to Human Connection.
Janine has always been passionate about paediatric care and while finishing her Doctor of Chiropractic at CMCC, she completed a diplomate from the ICPA.
After moving from Canada to Australia, she has run successful practices in rural and remote locations, using her skills to serve a diverse and often underserviced population. In addition, she is a Craniopath and has completed a diplomate in Neuro-developmental Chiropractic Paediatrics.
She is the current secretary of the SOTO-Australasia National Board, and has been a part of the SOT educating team in Australia since 2010. This year she has been integral in organizing and teaching SOT in Canada.
She is the inaugural winner of the SOT- Australasia Shaun Cashman award in 2017.
Janine has been a driving force behind several paediatric initiatives in her 12 years of practice, with The Kids Summit being her first event to share her expertise.