The knowledge you will gain is the absolute latest understanding about how the brain works, and how chiropractic care likely impacts brain function of our patients.

Aim and intention

That you will be up to date with the latest neurophysiological research about the mechanisms of chiropractic care and you’ll be able to confidently talk about this scientific evidence with your patients, the public and other healthcare providers.


The learning modules have been created by Dr Heidi Haavik and Dr Kelly Holt from the Centre for Chiropractic Research in association with the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Dr Heidi Haavik
Dr Heidi HaavikDirector of Research
Author of best selling book The Reality Check.

Dr Heidi Haavik, PhD, is the founder of Haavik Research, a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology for over 15 years.

Her work has been instrumental to the industry; and she has helped prove the efficacy of chiropractic care in improving people’s health and wellbeing. Heidi’s expansive knowledge and expertise has paved the way for her best-selling book to be turned into these learning modules.

Dr Kelly Holt
Dr Kelly HoltDean of Research
New Zealand Chiropractor of the Year 2014.

Dr Kelly Holt is is a chiropractor and PhD trained clinical research scientist. Kelly has worked closely with Dr Heidi Haavik for 10 years at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

Kelly’s areas of research interest include falls prevention, neurology, reliability of vertebral subluxation indicators and population health. His PhD focused on the effects of chiropractic care on sensorimotor function and falls risk in older adults.