Dr Kenneth Young
DC, DACBR, MAppSc(Medical Imaging)

Senior Lecturer

About me

I trained at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic for my DC and DACBR.  Before coming to Australia in 2008, I taught at the University of Glamorgan in Wales from 2000-2005, and continue to run an imaging interpretation practice in the UK via teleradiology, that I started in 2006. I’ve also recently opened a clinical chiropractic practice at a GP surgery locally.  I completed a MAppSc in Medical Imaging in 2009 through Charles Sturt University and in August 2012 I embarked on a PhD programme in history here at Murdoch with the intention of documenting the development of radiology within the chiropractic profession.

Teaching area

Diagnostic imaging and radiography

Research areas

Radiation safety, clinical case reports, education, the history of chiropractic

Current projects

  1. Young KJ.   Radiation poisoning: How organised medicine reinforced traditional chiropractic ideology to limit Medicare reimbursement to chiropractors.
  2. Young KJ.  Historical influence on the practice of chiropractic radiology: Part I – a survey of Diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology.
  3. Young KJ. Historical influence on the practice of chiropractic radiology: Part II – Thematic analysis on the opinions of Diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology about the future.

Awards and grants

January 2013            Rated in the top 10 percent according to Student Teaching Surveys at Murdoch University; nominated by 19 students for a teaching excellence award.

June 2011            Plaque of appreciation for serving as Secretary to the Association for the History of Chiropractic for 10 years.

September 2010            Rated in the top 10 percent according to Student Teaching Surveys at Murdoch University.

Events and speaking engagements

  1. The Hangover: The early and lasting effects of the controversial incorporation of x-ray technology into chiropractic. Presented at the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia conference, Sydney, Australia, 08 October 2016.
  2. Evaluation of publicly available documents to trace chiropractic technique systems that advocate radiography for subluxation analysis: a proposed genealogy. Presented at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 21 March 2015.
  3. Gimme that old time religion: the religious propensities of the founders of chiropractic and their effect on the use of x-rays. Presented at the Murdoch University Postgraduate Student Association (MUPSA) multidisciplinary conference 03 October 2013.
  4. Evidence-based practice and the schism within the profession: effects on chiropractic radiology and proposed solution. Invited 2-hour presentation to the American Chiropractic College of Radiology’s annual conference, Dallas, TX, USA, 27 October 2012.
  5. Interactive radiology review: Typical and atypical cases from chiropractic practice.  Presented to the Northwest and London Faculties of the College of Chiropractors (UK), 10 and 17 August 2011.
  6. Diagnostic imaging section for Clinical Capsule: Cervical Spine. Presented at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 18 June 2011.
  7. Diagnostic imaging section for Clinical Capsule: Hip. Presented at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 3 July 2010.
  8. Retrospective of Full-Spine Radiography within Chiropractic. Presented with Patrick Montgomery, DC, at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO, USA, 22 May 2010.

Professional and community service

2013 – Present      External Moderator, New Zealand Chiropractic Board overseas applicant assessments.

11/10 – 11/11      Member, Chiropractic Overseas Assessment Committee of the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia.

2010 – Present     Invited Moderator for Scientific Sessions, Annual Conferences of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Council, Las Vegas, Nevada.

12/09 – Present      Examiner, Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Competency Evaluation for Overseas Trained Chiropractors.

01/10 – Present      Editorial Board, Chiropractic Journal of Australia.

01/09 – Present      Academic Member, Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia.

02/09 – Present      Peer Review Board, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

10/08 – 06/12      Peer Review Board, Global Journal of Health Science.

05/07 – Present      Specialist Fellow (Radiology), European Academy of Chiropractic.

07/05 – Present      Peer Review Board, Chiropractic and Manual Therapy (formerly Chiropractic and Osteopathy).

04/05 – Present      Peer Review Board, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

01/04 – Present      Peer Review Board, Medical Science Monitor.

04/03 – Present      Peer Review Board, Clinical Chiropractic.

10/02 – Present      American Chiropractic College of Radiology committee to establish standards for continuing professional development.

04/02 – 03/11     Association for the History of Chiropractic, Secretary and Webmaster.

01/02 – Present      Fellow, Royal College of Chiropractors (U.K.)

03/01 – Present      British Chiropractic Association Radiation Standards Committee.

09/01 – Present     Peer Review Committee, Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference.

05/99 – 06/11      Association for the History of Chiropractic, Chair of the By-Laws Committee.

Doctoral and masters supervisions

2010-2012 Luke Nelson, Masters by coursework: Injury surveillance in barefoot running: a pilot study

 

Publications

Journals

  • Young, K., (2017), Historical influence on the practice of chiropractic radiology: part II - thematic analysis on the opinions of diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology about the future, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 25, 15, pages 1 - 11.
  • Young, K., (2017), Historical influence on the practice of chiropractic radiology: Part I - a survey of Diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 25, 14, pages 1 - 12.
  • Henderson, R., Walker, B., Young, K., (2017), Current and Prospective Use of Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging at Chiropractic Teaching Institutions, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 16, 1, pages 54 - 63.
  • Young, K., Bakkum, B., Siordia, L., (2016), The Hangover: The Early and Lasting Effects of the Controversial Incorporation of X-Ray Technology into Chiropractic, Health and History, 18, 1, pages 111 - 136.
  • Young, K., (2015), OVERCOMING BARRIERS To DIVERSITY IN CHIROPRACTIC PATIENT AND PRACTITIONER POPULATIONS: A COMMENTARY, Journal of Cultural Diversity, 22, 3, pages 82 - 87.
  • Henderson, R., Walker, B., Young, K., (2015), The accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities: a comprehensive review of the literature, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 23, 1, pages 1 - 29.
  • Chapman, P., Meyer, A., Young, K., Wibowo, D., Walker, B., (2015), Emphasis on various subtopics in the anatomy curriculum for chiropractic training: An international survey of chiropractors and anatomists, The Journal of Chiropractic Education: promoting excellence in chiropractic education, 29, 1, pages 37 - 42.
  • Young, K., (2015), Overcoming barriers to diversity in Chiropractic patient and practitioner in populations: A commentary, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 22, 3, pages 82 - 87.
  • Young, K., (2014), Evaluation of Publicly Available Documents to Trace Chiropractic Technique Systems That Advocate Radiography for Subluxation Analysis: A Proposed Genealogy, Journal of Chiropractic Humanities, 21, 1, pages 1 - 24.
  • Young, K., (2014), Gimme that old time religion: the influence of the healthcare belief system of chiropractic's early leaders on the development of x-ray imaging in the profession, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 22, 36, pages -.
  • Young, K., (2014), Research mentoring: Suggestions and encouragement from a reflection exercise, The Journal of Chiropractic Education: promoting excellence in chiropractic education, 28, 2, pages 168 - 172.
  • Young, K., Siordia, L., (2012), Teaching, leadership, scholarly productivity, and level of activity in the chiropractic profession: A study of graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic radiology residency program, Journal of Chiropractic Humanities, 19, 1, pages 12 - 23.
  • Simpson, J., Losco, B., Young, K., (2010), Development of the Murdoch Chiropractic Graduate Pledge, The Journal of Chiropractic Education: promoting excellence in chiropractic education, 24, 2, pages 175 - 186.
  • Young, K., Aziz, A., (2009), An Accounting of Pathology Visible on Lumbar Spine Radiographs of Patients Attending Private Chiropractic Clinics in the United Kingdom, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, 39, 2, pages 63 - 69.