Dr. Heidi Haavik is the Vice President of Research and Dean of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. She is a chiropractor and has a Ph.D. in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland and is one of the most popular chiropractic speakers in the world today. She is the author of the book ‘The Reality Check: A quest to Understand Chiropractic from the inside out’ (available at HeidiHaavik .com or Amazon). This book describes in easy-to-understand language what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts dysfunctional segments in the spine. Dr. Haavik is the director of Haavik Research Ltd, a company that enlightens the world about the science of chiropractic at TheRealityCheck .com, and she runs an online learning academy at ChirosAcademy .com.
Dr. Haavik was a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic’s Research Council for ten years. Dr. Haavik has received numerous research awards and has published a number of papers in chiropractic and neurophysiology journals. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Journal of Chiropractic Education and is a Review Editor in Movement Science and Sport Psychology for Frontiers in Psychology and Sports Science. She was named Chiropractor of the year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association.