Oct. 1, 2017

Featured McCaig Institute Trainee: Lindsay Gorrell

Providing evidence on the safety of neck manipulations

Lindsay Gorrell is an Australian chiropractor and PhD candidate in Walter Herzog’s biomechanics lab. She is conducting research on the biomechanics of neck manipulation using human cadaveric specimens to investigate the relationship between the amounts of strain (stretch) experienced by the vertebral artery, the 3D movements of the head and neck and the forces applied by chiropractors during neck manipulation. Her research aims to inform the teaching of neck manipulation at manual therapy schools, in addition to providing both patients and clinicians with reliable evidence regarding the safety of the procedure. Ultimately, Lindsay wants to continue practicing as a chiropractic clinician while also positioning herself as an international expert in the biomechanics of spinal manipulation.