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Brett Jarosz

BAppSc(CompMed), MClinChiro, ICCSP, PGradDipSportsChiro, DACNB, ICSC, CertPT, ASCA Level 1, FICC, FAICE

“Recent findings suggest that a change in model and approach is required in the rehabilitation of chronic musculoskeletal disorders that integrate the findings of neuroplastic changes across the central nervous system and are targeted by rehabilitative interventions.”

- Pelletier et al, 2015

Brett Jarosz is a practicing chiropractor who has been consulting in private practice since December 2008. He has a strong practice interest in athletic and sporting injuries; neuro-orthopaedic rehabilitation (including pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation); corrective exercise strategies; and optimizing athletic performance. Besides sports chiropractic, Brett also has practice interests in clinical neuroscience and rehabilitation, particularly concussion and persistent concussion symptoms (post-concussion syndrome)

Brett graduated from RMIT University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Complementary Medicine and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic in 2008, both degrees achieved with Distinction. In 2006, Brett was the Australian Spinal Research Foundation (ASRF) Chiropractic Student Research Award winner at RMIT University. He also received the Chiropractors Association of Australia (National) Academic Excellence Award that same year. In 2008, Brett was awarded the Chiropractors Association of Australia (National) Graduate of the Year and received the CAA Excellence in Chiropractic Science Award, as well as the RMIT Chiropractic Diagnostic Radiology award. In 2010 he was awarded his International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma from the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic. Brett then graduated from Murdoch University in 2012 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Chiropractic. In 2013 he was nominated and awarded Fellowship of the International College of Chiropractors, making him one of the youngest recipients of the FICC worldwide. He also successfully completed and passed the American Chiropractic Neurology Board exams, and was awarded Diplomate status that same year. In 2014 Brett received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology. In 2015, he was nominated and presented the Chiropractor of the Year Award by the Chiropractors Association of Australia (Victoria). Brett then received his International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic in 2019 (an upgrade from the ICCSP to ICSC) from the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic. In 2019, he also completed, and was accorded the title of Level One Strength and Conditioning Coach from the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as being accepted as a Fellow Sports & Exercise Chiropractor, awarded by the Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education. 

 

Whilst in private practice, for the past decade Brett also lectured within the Chiropractic degrees at RMIT University in Melbourne, teaching Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy; Neurological and Orthopaedic Assessment; and Advanced Rehabilitation. In 2010, 2014 and 2017, he was awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the RMIT University College of Science, Engineering and Health for an outstanding teaching score. Brett is a lecturer for The Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation (Florida, USA), where he teaches post-graduate clinical neuroscience and rehabilitation courses. He is also a lecturer for the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, helping teach the International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) program. In 2015, Brett became part of the leadership group of FNOR (Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation), where he helps develop and teach the FNOR courses around the world. In 2017, he commenced a position with the World Surf League, working as a part of the allied health team at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

Brett is a member of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA); Sports Chiro Australia (SCA); the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS); the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA); and is a full professional member of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). He has also had a role as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals. Brett’s research interests include: sports medicine; concussion and persistent symptoms postconcussion; clinical and sports chiropractic; clinical assessment and diagnosis; clinical neuroscience; manual therapy; exercise therapy; and rehabilitation. He has a number of publications within peer-reviewed journals regarding sports chiropractic; clinical assessment and diagnosis; multi-modal management; ergogenic aids; and rehabilitation. 

Memberships

  • Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) 

  • Sports Chiro Australia (SCA) 

  • Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport (FICS)

  • Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA)

Awards / Achievements 

  • CAAVIC Chiropractor of the Year. 2015

  • AAFN Clinical Excellence Award. 2014

 

  • Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). 2013

 

  • Finalist -2 papers- for the Chiropractic Journal of Australia award (for best paper published). 2012

  • CAA Graduate of the Year (RMIT University). 2008

  • CAA Excellence in Chiropractic Science award (RMIT University). 2008

  • RMIT University Chiropractic Diagnostic Radiology award. 2008

  • ASRF Chiropractic Student Research Award winner (RMIT University). 2006

  • CAA Academic Excellence Award (RMIT University). 2006

Awards

  • Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education Sports & Exercise Clinical Practice Group (FAICE). 2019

  • 2nd Prize in FICS Research Awards (FICS Assembly and Symposium). 2017

  • CAAVIC Chiropractor of the Year. 2015

  • AAFN Clinical Excellence Award. 2014

 

  • Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC). 2013

 

  • Finalist -2 papers- for the Chiropractic Journal of Australia award (for best paper published). 2012

  • CAA Graduate of the Year (RMIT University). 2008

  • CAA Excellence in Chiropractic Science award (RMIT University). 2008

  • RMIT University Chiropractic Diagnostic Radiology award. 2008

  • ASRF Chiropractic Student Research Award winner (RMIT University). 2006

  • CAA Academic Excellence Award (RMIT University). 2006

Personal & Career Highlights / Achievements

Career Highlights

  • Allied Health Team - World Surf League:

    • Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. 2017 - Current

  • Allied Health Team - Nitro Circus​:

    • You Got This Tour - Melbourne. 2019​

  • Education Commission - Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport (FICS). 2017 - 2019

Sprinting

  • ​​Winner 120m Open - Nobel Park Gift (Victorian Athletic League). 2007

  • Winner 70m & 120m Restricted - Maryborough Highland Gathering (Victorian Athletic League). 2006

 

  • Semi-finalist 70m Open - Stawell Gift (Victorian Athletic League). 2006

Basketball

  • Victorian Basketball League (VBL) championship - Werribee Devils Basketball team. 2003

  • Captain Werribee Devils Victorian Basketball League (VBL) Team. 2003

 

  • MVP Werribee Devils Victorian Basketball League (VBL) Team. 2003

 

  • Selected to Victorian Basketball League (VBL) All-Star 5 Team. 2003

  • Selected as an All-Australian ITCP coach to assist in the All-Australian U/16 & U/18 boys and girls basketball teams at the AIS. 2001

  • Melbourne Tigers National Basketball League (NBL) training squad. 1997-2000

  • Captain Melbourne Tigers U/20 Basketball team. 1997

  • Captain St. Cloud Tech High School Basketball team MN, USA. 1996/97

  • MVP St. Cloud Tech High School Basketball team MN, USA. 1996/97

  • Selected to All-Conference Basketball team MN, USA. 1996/97

  • Selected to All-Area Basketball team MN, USA. 1996/97

  • Co-Captain U/18 Australian Basketball team (International High School Sports Invitation). 1996

  • Selected to Victorian Basketball Association (VBA) U/18 All-Star 5 Team. 1995

 

  • National Championship with U/18 Victorian Metro State Basketball team. 1995

Qualifications 

BAppSc(CompMed)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) Chiropractic with Distinction. RMIT University. 2006

MClinChiro

  •  Master of Clinical Chiropractic with Distinction. RMIT University. 2008

 

ICSSD

  • International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma. Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport. 2010

PGradDipSportsChiro

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Chiropractic. Murdoch University. 2012

 

DACNB

  • Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. American Chiropractic Neurology Board. 2013

ICSC

  • International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic. Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport. 2019

CertPT

  •  Personal Training Certificate. Fitnation. 2000

ASCA Level 1 Accredited Coach

  •  Level One Strength and Conditioning Coach. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. 2019

Other Education

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

  • ​FNOR     (Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation) Certified Practitioner and Leadership Group

  • Concussion: prevention, detection and management - Certificate of Achievement

  • Dynamic Taping

  • ENHANCE Running Technician

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

  • Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR)

  • Myofascial Dry Needling Certificate

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Research / Publications 

  • Nelson L, Pollard H, Ames R, Jarosz B, Garbutt P, Da Costa C. A descriptive study of Sports Chiropractors with post graduate qualifications. Poster presentation: The Global Advance of Sports Chiropractic. FICS Assembly and Symposium and the World Federation of Chiropractic 14th  Biennial Congress. 2017 March 15-18; Washington DC, USA.

  • Ames RA, Jarosz BS, Baglin J, Da Costa C. Functional Knee Extension Test (FKET): inter-rater palpatory agreement of a non-weight bearing functional assessment of the knee. J Bodywork Mov Ther. 2015; 19(4):656-65.

  • Jarosz BS. Femoroacetabular impingement and its relevance to chiropractors. Part II: a case series. Chiropr J Aust. 2012; 42(3):91-7.

  • Jarosz BS. Femoroacetabular impingement and its relevance to chiropractors. Part I: a commentary. Chiropr J Aust. 2012; 42(4):126-36.

  • Brice SR, Jarosz BS, Ames RA, Baglin J, Da Costa C. The effect of close proximity holographic wristbands on human balance and limits of stability: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2011; 15(3):298-303.

  • Jarosz BS. Individualized multi-modal management of osteitis pubis in an Australian rules footballer: a case report. J Chiropr Med. 2011; 10(2):105-10. 

  • Jarosz, BS, Ames R. Chiropractic management of a medial meniscus tear in a patient with tibiofemoral degeneration: a case report. J Chiropr Med. 2010; 9(4):200-8.

  • Jarosz BS, Ellis WB. The effect on a racewalkers sports performance with chiropractic treatment: a case report. Chiropr J Aust. 2010; 40(3):117-9.

  • Jarosz, BS. Muscle activation patterns during the prone hip extension test: a review of the literature. Chiropr J Aust. 2010; 40(3):103-8.

  • Jarosz, BS. Chiropractic treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy in a professional basketball player: a case report. Chiropr J Aust. 2010; 40(1):3-8.