Members of the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre are now able to access free chiropractic services. Every Wednesday morning final year (5th year) Murdoch University chiropractic students visit the centre to gain practical experience.
Lisa Gardiner the Coordinator at the Centre said that around 20 seniors receive a free consultation every Wednesday.
“It’s been great having the students here, they have helped fix pain in my hip,” said Halls Head resident Karen.
“We are very lucky to have them here and we appreciate it,” she said.
One of the reasons that the students come to the centre is that they get to practice their skills on a different demographic.
“We wanted an older demographic with a variety of conditions,” said Murdoch University Supervising Clinician, Dominque Losco.
“It is also important that our students learn to communicate with people who are a bit older,” she said.
The program has been so successful that there is a plan to extend it by adding another day, perhaps a Monday, but this will not happen until late November.
Mandurah CEO Mark Newman said that the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre was a good example of how the City provides services to everyone in the community.
“The Seniors Community Centre has been a fantastic success, it now has over 2000 members making it one of the biggest in the state,” Mr Newman said.
“Services that members can access include cut price meals, sporting events, hairdressing, library services and much much more,” he said.
For more information about the centre you can consult the City of Mandurah website at www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/facilities/seniors-and-community-centre