Dr Allan Kalamir

About Allan

Dr. Allan Kalamir has been a chiropractor for twenty years. He completed a medical science degree at the University of Sydney, a Masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University, and he is one of the few chiropractors in the country to have completed a PhD (in clinical research). His passion for integrative medicine has led him to also study non-mainstream and alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, visceral biomechanics, craniosacral therapy and myofascial therapy in order to approach healthcare from a broad perspective.

 

He has been a long standing lecturer and tutor in Orthopaedics, Neurology and Spinal Manipulation at the Macquarie University department of chiropractic and he has lectured Anatomy, Physiology and Myofascial techniques to Naturopaths at two of Australia’s leading Naturopathic colleges. Allan has operated successful chiropractic clinics both in Australia and Europe; he has been involved within several chiropractic representative and research organisations, and has served on the NSW chiropractic registration examiners board.

 

Allan’s research interests include his doctorate in the field of stress related jaw pain, but his passion is family centred practice, which involves helping patients of all ages. His strong sense of ethics, academic background and adherence to no-nonsense, patient centred models of care have led to a substantial cooperation with local medical doctors and dentists who view him as one of the new generation of chiropractors they can work with. If you have previously had no success with a chiropractor, been subjected to countless treatments or 30 second whirlwind sessions without proper feedback or self care strategies then perhaps make an appointment with Dr. Kalamir for a fresh look at sorting out those problems that just don’t seem to go away.

 

Academic publications

Academic publications

  • Manual Therapy for Temporomandibular Disorders: a review of the literature. JBMT (2007) 11, 84-90
  • TMD and the problem of Bruxism: a review. JBMT (2007) 11, 183-193
  • TMD und Bruxismus. Eine literarstudie (in German). Osteopathische medizin (2007) 4:12-21
  • A randomised, controlled pilot study of Chiropractic Intraoral Treatment for chronic TMD.  Proceedings of the WFC/FCER biennial Congress, Algarve Portugal, May 2007.
  • Chiropractic Intraoral treatment for Migraine: a case series (poster) WFC/FCER biennial Congress, Algarve Portugal, May 2007.
  • Pronation associated with temporomandibular joint sounds: a case series (poster)  WFC/FCER biennial Congress, Algarve Portugal, May 2007.
  • Intra-oral myofascial therapy for chronic TMD in amateur Boxers: a case series. Presented at the CAA annual convention, Canberra 2009.
  • Intra-oral myofascial therapy for chronic myogenous temporomandibular disorders: a randomized, controlled pilot study. J Man Manip Ther (2010) 18(3): 139-146
  • Chiropractic Intra-oral myofascial therapy for chronic myogenous temporomandibular disorder: a randomized, controlled trial J Manip Physiol Ther (2012) 35(1): 26-37
  • Intra-oral myofascial therapy versus education and self-care in the treatment of chronic, myogenous temporomandibular disorder: a randomised, clinical trial. Chirop Man Therap (2013) 21(1): 17
  • Publication bias in Chiropractic Randomised Controlled trials. WFC Biennial Congress Platform presentation Athens, Greece (2015)
  • Quality of Reporting of Randomized Controlled Trials in Chiropractic using the CONSORT Checklist: A protocol for a review. COCA Conference (2015) Poster & in publication
  • Is industry money a factor in the publication of chiropractic research? Poster, CAA Research Symposium (2015)
  • Quality of Reporting of Randomized Controlled Trials in Chiropractic using the CONSORT Checklist: A protocol for a review. Chiropractic Journal of Australia 4(1): 17-32.

Book Chapters

Book Chapters

  • Chapter on jaw pain treatment in “Cases in differential diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies” : Robyn Beirman, (ed.), Churchill Livingston 2011
  • research papers have been quoted in several specialist medical texts, including “Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques” by the renowned Myofascial Author Leon Chaitow.

Podium Presentations and Awards

Podium Presentations and Awards

  • Intra-Oral TMJ techniques for Chiropractors:  Sydney College of Chiropractic Alumni, Sydney, 2005
  • TMD and bruxism, a biopsychosocial perspective: Sydney College of Chiropractic Alumni, Sydney, 2006
  • Intra-oral Myofascial therapy education and self care for chronic TMD, a pilot study: WFC Biennial Congress, Vilamoura, Portugal 2007
  • Intra-oral myofascial Technique in Boxers: CAA Annual General Meeting and Conference, Canberra 2009 
  • Chiropractic intra-oral myofascial therapy, education and self-care for Chronic myogenous TMD: WFC Biennial congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011
  • 3rd Prize, Scott Haldeman award for excellence in chiropractic research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011