Management
Can you recall a time in your life when you were faced with a difficult circumstance and paralysis set in? On the flip side, can you remember a time when you overcame your fears and obstacles with unsurpassed triumph?
The importance of achieving unity within the profession of chiropractic has been acknowledged repeatedly, and with increasing alacrity, becoming almost ubiquitous in chiropractic literature, rhetoric and dialogue.
This article is a review of the recently published study titled:  A Systematic Review of Chiropractic Management of Whiplash Associated Disorders:  Recommendations for Advancing Evidence-Based Practice and Research.
In his recent work titled Reasoning Otherwise, Canadian historian Ian McKay engages in a “mission of reconnaissance,” which, for him, is a technique for examining history that “notably differs from the scholarly approach that strains for completeness, authoritativeness and . . . certainty.”
Over the past three years, I have had the privilege to meet, and work with, a number of chiropractic practitioners who are immersed in busy and fulfilling careers – DCs who have a range of responsibilities that include hands-on patient care; serving chiropractic on a variety of boards, committees and associations;  teaching; and volunteering in the community.
Canadian health care is in crisis mode, and we know it. The epidemic of chronic lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and chronic pain is well documented.
Motivation is defined as “the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.” (Wordnetweb.com).
Roncesvalles Village in Toronto is a world in transition – a microcosm representing our society’s evolution from older, simpler times through modernity and into a current mindset that, ironically, strives to draw us back to the fundamental aspects of that older simplicity.
One of the most intriguing investment classes to have emerged over the past decade is Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).  Growth and interest in ETFs has been stellar, especially when compared to mutual funds.
As the phrase ‘health care reform’ circulates with increasing regularity and alacrity, many are stepping forward and purporting possible definitions and implications of this ideal, and what actions are required to truly bring it about.
When taking stock of 2009, it is valuable to fairly assess areas needing improvement, but important also to consider and celebrate everything we have done well in order to harness the essence and elements of those successes, and apply them toward meeting our goals for 2010. In this issue of Canadian Chiropractor (CC), our writers suggest this more than once.
What a thrilling ride 2009 has been!! Have you had your belt fastened tight across your lap while throwing your hands in the air and screaming like you just didn’t care? I truly hope that you have taken the time to let down your hair and to get at least a little wild and crazy throughout 2009.
Change. It comes to all of us, throughout our lives, and it comes in a variety of forms. We’ve all experienced such wonderful transformations as going from being a child to a teenager to an adult, and from a student to a professional.
The first years in practice are often filled with challenge, always filled with learning, and usually quite exhilarating. It is a time of tremendous growth as you build your practice from patient zero toward a steady stream of dedicated patients.
"If you plan to face tomorrow, do it soon,” wrote Gordon Lightfoot. I hope you all have had a wonderful summer, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy yourselves, spend time with family and friends, and generally rest up. But September has come to call us back to task, snapping us into more serious schedules and requiring our renewed energy and commitment.

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