About Dr Heidi Haavik
Dr Heidi Haavik is a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology for over 15 years. Heidi has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland.
She was named Chiropractor of the year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association.
As a researcher, she has investigated the effects of chiropractic adjustments of dysfunctional spinal segments (vertebral subluxations) on somatosensory processing, sensorimotor integration and motor cortical output.
"I heard you speak at Parker, and was thrilled beyond words to hear of your work. I have been in practice for 35 years, and have been waiting all my life for your research. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your dedication, and your curiosity. Finally, proof of what I see every day. I was moved to tears, really. (and not by your swearing!)"
Founder / Director
Dr Haavik is also the founder of Haavik Research - a team dedicated to see a world full of people expressing their optimal potential. Haavik Research gives chiropractors clarity and confidence about what it is they do and the value they provide to their customers.therealitycheck.com
Director of Research
New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Dr Haavik is the Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic where she has established the Centre for Chiropractic Research. The Centre for Chiropractic Research (CCR) is the dedicated research arm of the college and is a resource for the college.chiropracticresearch.ac.nz
More about Heidi
Dr Haavik is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada and is a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic’s Research Council. Dr Haavik has received numerous research awards and has published a number of papers in chiropractic and neurophysiology journals. She has presented her work to both chiropractic and neuroscience communities around Australasia, North America and Europe. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Journal of Chiropractic Education.