Adam Wilkey

Lecturer in Chiropractic

Adam Wilkey graduated from AECC University College in 1988 and after being out in practice for 35 years, has returned as a Lecturer in Chiropractic.


Adam studied Chiropractic at AECC University College and graduated in 1988. In 2014, he received his Master’s in ‘Disaster Healthcare’ from University of South Wales.

Adam went out into practice around the Manchester region and decided after 35 years of strain on the body, it was time to utilise the experience he has gained in a different way, amongst those entering the profession.

Experience and Areas of Interest 

The majority of the 35 years of clinical practice has been spent in the Manchester region, mainly Oldham. Adam has spent some time in Africa working clinically and has very close connections still in Africa, India and Nepal where I work with hospitals, universities, medical organisations and governments in enhancing and developing spine care programmes.

He has interest in the provision and development of spinal care in LMIC; how attitudes towards pain and spinal pain drive our behaviours; and the effects that contextual factors and negative influences have on the experience of MSK pain.


  • DC - AECC University College 
  • MSc - University of South Wales


  • British Chiropractic Association

Research Interests

Understanding how beliefs surrounding back pain affect behaviour, including consulting behaviour, how these differ between cultures and how this may translate into the management of back pain in differing cultural settings.

Placebo and nocebo. How a clinicians interaction with patients affects their beliefs, lifestyles and behaviours.


Currently involved in a multinational research project studying the Implementation of a standardised triage and classification system for health care professionals in LMIC.

The outcomes of introducing an evidence-based spine care programme within a physiotherapy school at a teaching hospital in Navi Mumbai, India.

Publications: Book chapters/Peer reviewed articles (if applicable):

Distance Management of Spinal Disorders in the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond: Evidence-based Patient and Clinician guides from the Global Spine Care Initiative.  Public Health and Surveillance.

Evidence-based management of spine pain disorders among underserved people in Navi Mumbai, India: A two-year observation report.  Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

A comparison between chiropractic management and pain clinic management for chronic low back pain in a National Health Service outpatient clinic.  Journal of Complementary Medicine. DOI:10.1089/acm.2007.0796

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