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Dr Lyndon Amorin-Woods
B.App Sci (Chiropractic)
Senior Supervising Clinician
I graduated from Phillip Institute of Technology (now RMIT University) in 1982, and thus have been continuously in practice for 30 years. I have practised in a wide variety of settings from large multi-practitioner, multi-disciplinary clinics to solo practice, from metropolitan to rural and remote communities, in both WA and NSW.
I have worked in various multi-practitioner settings including with Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Health Physicians, Medical Practitioners and Occupational Therapists. This has provided me with a keen sense of the importance of collaboration in seeking the best outcome for each and every patient/client. At present my private practice is located in the Heights Shopping Centre juxtaposed with medical, pathology, podiatry and dental practices.
Since 2005 I have been a supervisor at Murdoch University. This has involved supervision in the on-campus clinic, clinical entrance and exit examinations, field trip co-ordination and supervision to the north-west and the external ‘outreach’ clinic programme at the South Lake Ottey Centre (an Indigenous Community Centre), St Patrick’s Hands On Health (facility for homeless and socially disadvantaged people) and Palmerston Farm (a Live –In Therapeutic Community). Since early 2012
I have served as senior clinician liaising with supervising clinicians, academic staff and administration.
Indigenous health care experience
During my time at Murdoch University, I have had the privilege of supervising teams of students in the provision of co-operative health care to Indigenous communities such as Jigalong, Wakathuni, and in Kununurra and Geraldton. My co-ordination role involved liaison with the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health (CUCRH) and Rural HealthWest (RHW) who are responsible for Indigenous and Rural Health in the WA mid-west including Geraldton, Carnarvon, Meekatharra and Mt Magnet.
I am presently enrolled in postgraduate study toward a Master of Public Health (MPH) within the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia. My research interest is principally in cost utility and the incorporation and promotion of evidence-informed practice within the chiropractic profession.
- CHI 384 Clinical Orthopaedics and Neurology
- FDN 111 Foundations Unit
- CHI 484, CHI 584 Clinical Practicum Units
- Examiner (clinic entrance & exit)
- Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. A web based analytical survey study to determine the perceptions and attitudes of chiropractic Interns towards outreach and community service with a view to inform the future planning of meaningful outreach initiatives “The Chiropractic Interns; Attitudes towards Outreach (CIAO) Study”. ACTRN12611001100987)
- Amorin-Woods LG., Bremner A., Beck RW., Cooley J., Diagnostic Imaging Utilization among Chiropractic Students The “DIUSC” Study. A 5 year retrospective clinical cohort audit. Approved granted by Murdoch University Human Ethics Research Committee # 2012-001.
- Amorin-Woods L., Chapman P, Cascioli V., Intern perceptions of an Indigenous field placement and cultural awareness programme. Approval granted by Murdoch University Human Ethics Research Committee # 2011-241.
- Amorin-Woods L. The role of complex and sophisticated design in chiropractic and manipulative therapy research. Debate paper in composition.
- Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Awards 2012.
Awarded for; “Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Program, Service or Intervention”. The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project.
- Nominated; Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Excellence Awards, 2012. ‘Recognising outstanding alcohol and other drug practice’. The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project.
- Presidential certificate of appreciation Chiropractors Association of Australia 2012
- Dynamic Growth 2011 PERTH WA “Of Black Swans and Straw Men”.
- Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association Conference Theme; “No Closed Doors” June 2011 Fremantle (Perth) WA
- ‘Think tank’ participation ACC National Research Summit 2010, Macquarie University, Sydney. Australia
- Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
- Health Informatics Society of Australasia (HISA)
- Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) – Executive Board member 2011-12
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- Population Health Postgraduate Society (UWA)
- Perth Primary Care Network
- Musculoskeletal Health Network (WA Health Dept), Spinal Pain Group
Peer reviewed publications
- Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. A quasi-experimental clinical outcomes-based audit of manual therapy management for mechanical spinal pain within a substance-misuse rehabilitation therapeutic community. “The Palmerston-Murdoch Project”. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (In press)
- Carter, CT., Amorin-Woods, LG., and Doss, A., Early adolescent lumbar intervertebral disc injury: a case study, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013, 21(1):13 (doi:10.1186/2045-709X-21-13) Published 28th April 2013 http://www.chiromt.com/content/21/1/13/abstract
- Amorin-Woods, LG., Parkin-Smith, GF. Clinical decision-making to facilitate appropriate patient management in chiropractic practice: ‘the 3-questions model’. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012, 20:6 (doi:10.1186/2045-709X-20-6) Published: 14 March 2012 http://www.chiromt.com/content/20/1/6
- Accepted poster World Federation of Chiropractic’s 12th Biennial Congress, Durban, April 10-13, 2013. Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. An exploratory (pilot) non-randomised controlled trial examining chiropractic care within a therapeutic community in terms of student and patient oriented outcomes.” The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project; P-MPP”. ACTRN12611001100987.
- WA Health Department AOD conference “Making it Happen: Improving
Services through Collaboration”. August 6-8 2012, Perth Western Australia. Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. An exploratory (pilot) non-randomised controlled trial examining chiropractic care within a therapeutic community in terms of student and patient oriented outcomes.” The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project; P-MPP”. ACTRN12611001100987.
- Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association Symposium 2012: “Stigma, and other Barriers to Treatment”. Launceston, TASMANIA. Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. An exploratory
(pilot) non-randomised controlled trial examining chiropractic care within a
therapeutic community in terms of student and patient oriented outcomes.” The
Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project”. ACTRN12611001100987.
Submissions on behalf of Chiropractors Association of Australia (WA Branch)
- August 2012, Service model for community-based musculoskeletal health in Western Australia, Musculoskeletal Health Network, Health WA
- June 2012, Western Australian Health Department, Draft WA Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2012-2016
- August 2012, WorkCover WA Annual Indexation of Medical and Allied Health Fees
Non-peer reviewed articles
- How hard is it? Evidence-Based management of spinal pain in WA ,The Pisiform, Official publication of CAA(WA); May 2012
- Report on Palmerston-Murdoch Project ,The Australian Chiropractor, Official Publication of the CAA; August 2011
- ‘Things are never as good as they seem or as bad as they seem’, Report on implementation of PCEMR’s in Australia, The Pisiform; June 2010