Dr Rick Ames
BSc, DC, FACCS, ICSC, MAICE
Rick Ames is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Chiropractic at RMIT University in Melbourne where he teaches Chiropractic diagnosis, technique and management. He graduated in 1980 from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, started full-time practice and it was during this time his interest in the chiropractic treatment of sports injuries commenced with his work with the local junior American football team.
In 1982 he came to Australia to pursue post-graduate studies, completing a Chiropractic Fellowship in orthopaedics and neurology. He started working with the state and national Olympic weightlifting and table tennis teams based in Melbourne as well as focusing on the treatment and rehabilitation of amateur and professional athletes in his practice.
He has coordinated the sports chiropractic post-graduate programs for RMIT University and FICS in Australia.
He is actively involved in the presentation of post-graduate seminars on sports chiropractic. He has published numerous articles with a sports chiropractic focus and lectured extensively on the management of extremity conditions particularly on how to treat patients in everyday practice.
He continues in private clinical practice with an emphasis on patients with chronic extremity conditions He remains involved in postgraduate study and research focusing on extremity conditions in sports chiropractic.