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Table 1 Advertising Complaints by Profession: 2013–2017

From: At-risk advertising by Australian chiropractors and physiotherapists

Advertising Complaints 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Total 547 300 1013 1895 1043
Chiropractic 186 120 601a 162 15
Physiotherapy 28 25 44 903b 8
  1. Explanatory Notes:
  2. aNo explanation could be found for the spike in advertising complaints against chiropractors
  3. b According to the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PBA) the 1300% increase in advertising complaints over the previous year was due to the lodgement of bulk complaints by several organisations about suspected advertising breaches [49]. The PBA further stated that the vast majority of the 903 advertising complaints did not require action [50]