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Dr Ian Niven


Dr Ian Niven graduated from RMIT University in 1984 with a B App Sci (Chiro) before beginning practice in Melbourne. From the outset he was unsatisfied with both the common practice model and  clinical skill set of graduate chiropractic. With a desire to further his skills, he returned to study both Sacro – Occipital Technique and Applied Kinesiology, with the latter providing a greater range of diagnostic insight and treatment options.

In taking his AK studies further, Ian became a part of the inaugural Applied Kinesiology Chapter in Australia, serving on the executive committee for a number of years. His natural curiosity seeking new insight, Ian once again returned to study and in 2009 became the oldest (at that time) DACNB graduate in Australia.

 In 2011 at the request of the AAFN board, Ian began developing a strategy to help Doctors develop their clinical skills in Functional Neurology in a faster and more structured way. This strategy has since developed into the Clinical Fellowship Program and supporting this is something that he remains passionate about to this day.  


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Practitioners listed on AAFNs website, and lecturers that present at AAFN events, are not medically trained or medically registered within Australia (unless clearly indicated).

All content presented (clinical, research or theoretical) relating to functional neurology/neuroscience, though sourced from current scientific literature as much as possible, is not meant to convey a medically trained opinion, or specifically a medical neurologist expert opinion on topics presented.

Patients who attend for functional neurology services should seek a second opinion from a registered specialist neurologist or medical practitioner, if they wish to do so, prior to commencing treatment.




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