Holy Grail Text

 

'Novel and Unique Therapies not supported by the greater percentage of medical doctors or medical organisations in Australia'.

Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) vs Dr Malcolm R. Hooper (2009-2013)

Hooper's pioneering therapies challenged by AHPRA

  

Key Note presentation at HBOT2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-1
Royal Melbourne Hospital 2014
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"Hooper's Holy Grail Text" ...

 

  • 'Holy Grail Text'  ...  words used by VCAT Senior Member Robert Davis, Beth Wilson Health Services Commissioner, Jill Hennessy Victorian Health Minister and Herald Sun newspaper.

  • The treatments included HBOT for 70+ conditions (Jain reference) and Lokomat (Robotic Gait Assisted Walking) - a world first combination.

  • Why did the Australian Hyperbaric experts refer to the Jain Text and others as "misguided enthusiasts" and "texts not highly regarded" in their preliminary reports to AHPRA,and then change their position during the VCAT (Victorian Civil Administration Tribunal) under cross examination?

  • After 66-sitting days the VCAT Senior Member Robert Davis final orders ruled that Dr Hooper was found to be of "good character", unyielding in his beliefs", "relying on his text - his Holy Grail".

  • Of the 70+ conditions alleged by AHPRA to have "no science", the applicant dropped over 40-conditions during the substantive hearing, and then failed to get up its sought 'prohibition order' restricting another 20+ conditions. Hooper gave an undertaking not to treat 9-conditions including the much disputed "adult cerebral palsy".

  • The entire matter of Lokomat was dropped in the final orders - it is because Lokomat and robotics rehabilitation systems are now being funded under Medicare in Australian hospitals and the National Disability Schemes?

  • Dr Hooper spent over $1M to defend his name, character and right to provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the conditions featured in the Jain text.

  • Why does the media 'selectively ignore' the fact that Lokomat was 50% of the treatments challenged by AHPRA?

  • The VCAT final orders ruled there were NO imposed restrictions to patients attending or to conditions Dr Hooper had been treating for over 20-years using HBOT or Lokomat.

  • The VCAT by its own ruling has endorsed Dr Hooper to provide HBOT for ALL conditions (Jain text).

"As a deterrent to others .."  (catchwords used on https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/vic)

  • Dr Hooper was 'deregistered as a chiropractor' for 2-years (2013-2015).

  • Hooper has not re-registered as a chiropractor as he has not practised as a chiropractor for over 25 years and 'chiropractic' has no bearing on the operations of OXYMED Australia.

  • The applicant and VCAT knew Dr Hooper had not practised as a 'traditional chiropractor' for over 25+ years.

  • It was argued that the applicant did not have jurisdiction as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and or Robotics are NOT taught at any 'chiropractic' college at either undergraduate or postgraduate level in the world. This approach and intellectual property is unique to Dr Hooper.

  • The VCAT ruled that the applicant did have jurisdiction because Hooper had '"maintained his registration as a chiropractor."

  • The VCAT 'cherry picked' to make the allegations. World leading expert evidence in support of Dr Hooper on HBOT and Lokomat were ignored. The VCAT 'preferred' the applicant's experts who 'all' conceded under vigorous cross examination, that they were not an expert in either neurologic HBOT or Robotic rehabilitation (Lokomat).

How does a pioneering combination of HBOT and Robotics denigrate to the "longest battle in Australian Practitioner history",  "a David and Goliath battle" ... (words used by Beth Wilson Health Services Commissioner).

 

  • What was the 'real' reason Beth Wilson and Carol Geyer (AHPRA) escalated the matter to a full VCAT Hearing without any form of mediation based on only one single patient complaint in over 20+ years of HBOT service?

  • The notifier conceded before the VCAT that he lodged his complaint to "avoid the debt".

  • The notifier conceded before the VCAT that he also received "3-months of free treatment" (HBOT and Lokomat).

  • The notifier conceded that he only ever paid "less than 10% of his bill".

  • The notifier conceded he lodged "6-complaints" to avoid the debt.

  • The notifier concedes he "wiped the web of his fund raising website" after lodging his complaints.

  • The notifier states before VCAT he was not pursued legally by Hooper or the clinic (contrary to Beth Wilson's media rants).

Why was AHPRA's 'leading neurologist' Dr Andrew Churchyard evidence 'preferred' when he conceded after 5-days of cross examination that he was not an expert in HBOT or Lokomat?

  • This is the same Dr Churchyard that molested over 100 of his vulnerable disabled male patients whilst under the watch of Beth Wilson, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO), AHPRA and the Australian Medical Board.

Dr Churchyard commits suicide in 2016 after media exposure

Who immediately came to rescue the public image of AHPRA - Beth Wilson.

Who had prior knowledge?

 

  • Did Beth Wilson (Health Services Commissioner), Carol Geyer (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), Dr Ian Freckelton QC (Professor Law Monash University) for the applicant, the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) on behalf of AHPRA, and VCAT Senior Member Robert Davis have prior knowledge of Dr Andrew Churchyard's predatory criminal behaviour whilst relying on his so-called 'expert evidence' in VCAT?

  • Did the Chiropractic Board of Australia know about the corrupt and vexatious bias employed by Beth Wilson, AHPRA and VGSO - or was the CBA used as a 'whipping post' to get up this test case? 

 

Crimes Act 1958

Why is the matter constantly played out by the media as the "dodgy chiropractor" story?

 

  • "Dodgy chiropractor" - words used repeatedly by Beth Wilson Health Services Commissioner and sympathetic Herald Sun journalist.

  • How can a practitioner be "dodgy" if he is found to be of 'good character' with 'no restrictions' placed on conditions he has been treating for over 20-years using HBOT or Lokomat?

  • How can a practitioner be "dodgy" if Lokomat and similar robotic devices are now funded under Medicare and Disability support schemes?

  • How can a practitioner be "dodgy" if he is a serving International Executive Board Member to both the International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation (IHMF) and International Hyperbaric Medical Association (IHMA) and regular speaker at International conferences and symposiums?

  • Why are the same journalists constantly engaged by 'higher powers' to discredit Hooper, OXYMED (HyperMED) and the broader applications of HBOT and Lokomat?

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Dr Edward Fogarty - President International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation (IHMF)

Professor Paul Harch - Past President & Founder IHMF & IHMA

'Holy Grail Text'

 

'TextBook Of Hyperbaric Medicine  - K. K. Jain 

P76. Table 8.2  'Summary of International Indications For HBO' (70-conditions)

This textbook, now appearing in its 5th, fully updated, and expanded edition, has become widely recognized as the best exposition available on the topic of hyperbaric medicine and the wide range of applications of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). In addition to explaining the basic principles of HBO therapy, and its application in carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness, the textbook looks objectively and critically at its use in numerous other areas, such as stroke, neurological disorders, traumatology and wound healing, infectious diseases, rehabilitation and sports medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics, pediatrics, organ transplantation, and as an adjunct to the treatment cancer. With over 2000 up-to-date references and an extensive index, the volume is not just a textbook suitable for those seeking an introduction to this expanding field but also an invaluable resource for specialists. Also included is a chapter on hyperbaric medicine as a specialty, with recommendations on training, practice, and research. Worldwide review of hyperbaric facilities indicates considerable progress and expansion of use of HBO in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

...by far the most comprehensive textbook available on the topic of hyperbaric medicine and its clinical applications... Dr. Jain and colleagues have done an exceptional job in providing a current understanding of the principles regarding HBO and its clinical applications in today's medical setting... I would recommend this textbook for anyone studying HBO and for those who wish to know more about its practical applications. --John W. Calvert, M.D., John H. Zhang, M.D., Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, in Journal of Neurosurgery, Volume 102, May, 2005

...the most comprehensive reference text of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)... a valuable reference source for those working in hyperbaric medicine... --P. Moore, Sacramento, CA, in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vol. 34, No. 6, December 2006

This textbook should be available, as a reference, in any institution dealing with patients presenting with conditions amenable to hyperbaric medicine treatment approaches. It is also a 'must read' in the armamentarium of providers of hyperbaric medicine. --Col. Thomas N. Little, USAR, MC, FS, (Ret) in Military Medicine, December 2004

This is a comprehensive book on the medical modality of treating patients with higher than atmospheric pressure. This modality has progressed slowly as the infrastructure is highly complex and not commonly thought of by attending physicians. The author and contributors have presented a well written compendium of the physiology of, indications for, and successes of hyperbaric therapy... This is a valuable book for every major medical library. Although its focus is on a specific group of tertiary care practitioners, it is a tremendous resource for practitioners and researchers. --Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP in Doody's Book Review, September 2009

This textbook should be available, as a reference, in any institution dealing with patients presenting with conditions amenable to hyperbaric medicine treatment approaches. It is also a 'must read' in the armamentarium of providers of hyperbaric medicine. --Col. Thomas N. Little, USAR, MC, FS, (Ret) in Military Medicine, December 2004

This is a comprehensive book on the medical modality of treating patients with higher than atmospheric pressure. This modality has progressed slowly as the infrastructure is highly complex and not commonly thought of by attending physicians. The author and contributors have presented a well written compendium of the physiology of, indications for, and successes of hyperbaric therapy... This is a valuable book for every major medical library. Although its focus is on a specific group of tertiary care practitioners, it is a tremendous resource for practitioners and researchers. --Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP in Doody's Book Review, September 2009

This textbook should be available, as a reference, in any institution dealing with patients presenting with conditions amenable to hyperbaric medicine treatment approaches. It is also a 'must read' in the armamentarium of providers of hyperbaric medicine. --Col. Thomas N. Little, USAR, MC, FS, (Ret) in Military Medicine, December 2004

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Neurologic Disorders - Zhang (2008)

John H. Zhang, MD, PhD is the Editor of this new title. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, and Physiology & Pharmacology, Director of Neurosurgery Research, Director of Anesthesiology Basic Science Research, Associate Chair and Physiology Graduate Program Coordinator, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

 

Editorial Reviews

“This comprehensive overview of medical applications of hyperbaric oxygen is well written and informative. It will serve as an excellent resource for both health care professionals and the lay public.” --Dr. Marc Fisher, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“This is an up-to-date, authoritative, condensed expression of the state-of-the-art of Hyperbaric Medicine addressing both physiology and its practical applications for health care. Dr. Zhang has assembled a group of authors who are authoritative who express their points-of-view well and who also include the views of contrarians in order to provide a balanced view of the utility of this seemingly simple but amazing complex therapeutic modality as expressed. 

Because there is a resurgence of interest in the use of hyperbaric medicine, it is most timely that the book be offered to practitioners. Moreover, many aspects of this text can be understood by lay people who have an interest in the field of medicine for personal reasons, sometimes because of diseases with which that they or members of their family suffer.

This well-edited volume is a good take-off point for further reading of other volumes. One wonders whether the more customary modes of health delivery and specifically NIH funding for clinical research might be affected by these publications which have vastly widened the interest of the medical profession in an area which the public has already embraced.” --James F Toole, MD - Professor of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

“This textbook, therefore, becomes an important reference point for clinicians, researchers and others who care for these difficult conditions and underwrite related health care costs. It is hoped that this textbook will also serve to stimulate further scientific scrutiny. These unfortunate patients are certainly that deserving.” --Dick Clarke, Director, The Baromedical Research Foundation, Columbia, SC 

'Each topic in this book presents theory and evidence to date and discusses points forward for the selected therapy, a major strength of the text. This book, equally interesting and thought provoking, should be a useful reference for clinicians who care for patients with these debilitating processes, and act to stimulate further discussion and scientific investigation. --Neurology Journal 2009

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