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Dr Francesca Buhagiar is a Chiropractor in Perth at Synaptic Health

Dr Francesca Buhagiar

Chiropractor (GradDipPsych, BSc (Hons), B Chiro (Dist), QEEGD)

Dr Francesca Buhagiar is a registered chiropractor in Perth. She holds BCIA approved EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) Certification, and Diplomat certification from the International QEEG Certification Board (QEEGD). She is a member multiple national and international organisations including the Australian Chiropractors Association, the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia and International Society for Neuroregulation and Research. 

Dr. Francesca graduated from Murdoch University’s Chiropractic program. She completed a three-year postgraduate program in Clinical Neuroscience through the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation (USA)*, and is a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB)*. Dr. Francesca has completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology through Monash University as well as a Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of Western Australia, where she is also currently completing a Masters/PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Francesca is a committee member of the Australian Institute of Chiropractic Education (AICE)’s Neurorehabilitation Clinical Practice Group. As a chiropractor in Perth, Dr. Francesca has a special interest in the applications of neuroplasticity/ neuro-rehabilitation using gentle, non-invasive techniques. Her research collaborations include:

  • Predicting outcome following mild traumatic brain injury: Protocol for the longitudinal, prospective, observational Concussion Recovery ( CREST ) cohort study (2021)
  • Neuromodulation for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review (2020)
  • The COCA Undergraduate Research Award (2011)


*These are American qualifications/certifications and do not constitute medical neurology/ neurologist training.