Professional Growth

VANCOUVER – A tag hanging from a dead man's left toe says the cause of death was an overdose of fentanyl, "unknowingly taken with other drugs."
World Spine Care will be the beneficiary of a seminar series designed to educate chiropractic practitioners on the latest research and promote evidence-based practice.
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) has launched a series of video resources for clinicians and patients in an effort to promote the effective application of recently released clinical practice guidelines.
Hayward, Calif. – The Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents has unanimously elected Dr. Amit (Jimmy) Nanda as its new chair. A Canadian chiropractor based in Ontario, Nanda has served on the Life West board since 2014, and as chair of the Governance Committee since 2015.
DALLAS, Tex. – The board of trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Parker University are pleased to announce and celebrate the inauguration of their new president, Dr. William E. Morgan. As the seventh president of Parker University, Morgan will begin his term presiding over an expanding roster of both programs and students as Parker University pursues its "mission of comprehensive education dedicated to research, service and education."
Activator Methods International, creator of chiropractic adjusting instruments, has announced a set of major innovations to its seminars held in the United States and abroad.
After a few years of toiling in the trenches of practice development, owning an integrative practice can seem like a logical next step. But the decision to expand your practice to include other health-care practitioners can be fraught with hesitation and overwhelm.
The town of Petrolia, Ont. – just outside Sarnia – may have got its name from its reputation as a pioneer of the oil industry in North America, but the innovative efforts of its local doctors are making a mark in the health care realm.
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) understands that clinicians need easy and rapid access to information, tools and resources to become evidenced-informed practitioners. We provide clinicians with evidence at their fingertips, giving them user-friendly tools to find out how to best translate research evidence into practice, and thereby ensuring patients receive optimal care.
Brenda Miller had been suffering from debilitating back and leg pain since her vehicular accident in 2005. She was having difficulty walking and was constantly taking a cocktail of pain medications – Baclofen, Naproxen, Cymbalta, Pregabalin, Percocet, even Marijuana – just to help her manage through the day. Her condition has significantly affected her mobility that she had to quit her job and go on the Ontario Disability Support Program.
I was waiting on the front porch of an old bungalow home that’s been converted into a chiropractic office when Dr. Sandy Kunej pulled into the driveway of the Family Care Chiropractic Clinic in Brantford, Ont. Clad in a purple golf shirt and khaki pants.
OTTAWA – A former Liberal cabinet minister who led a federally appointed task force on legalizing cannabis says Canada's plan to greenlight the drug for recreational use is in keeping with the spirit of international treaties – all of which criminalize the possession and production of marijuana.
The car insurance regime in Ontario has undergone extensive and significant changes over the past several years. Prior to 1990, Ontario had a “pure tort” system.  Under this system, an accident victim was entitled to make a claim for compensation for damages against the negligent driver who was at fault for the accident.
HALIFAX – Ten Nova Scotia doctors are being investigated for irregularities in their prescribing practices for highly addictive opioids.
OTTAWA – Health Minister Jane Philpott is vowing to leave no stone unturned as the federal government eyes a number of legislative changes to address an opioid crisis that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Canada this year alone.
Let’s admit it. Every time the annual report of a regulatory board is received by a chiropractor or, for that matter, any licenced practitioner, the very first thing that is read is the section on disciplinary matters.
Earlier this year, a massage therapist removed a large number of confidential patient files from a multidisciplinary clinic prompting investigations by law enforcement and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC). Fortunately, the investigations help set a precedent to determine file ownership and the patient information was safely returned to the clinic owner.
A pioneering chiropractor with a Canadian pedigree has invented protective sports gear to help football players reduce the risk of concussions.
CALGARY – Solid succession planning and a marketing strategy that's built around market research are the key pillars that the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) leadership is attributing to the profession's continued progress in Alberta.
The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) is celebrating its centennial year and asking chiropractic patients to share stories of healing and their experiences with chiropractic.
The day international track star Andre De Grasse showed up for his very first track meet at York University – wearing basketball shoes and basketball shorts – was the day Tony Sharpe, head coach at The Speed Academy in Pickering, Ont., saw him run 100 metres in 10.9 seconds.
Many of the doctors and volunteers who attend chiropractic mission trips abroad and briefly leave their comfortable lives in North America discover that the needs of the people they serve are far greater and more desperate than they realized. This has certainly been the case for thousands of volunteers who have been traveling to the Dominican Republic, one of the regular international countries ChiroMission serves.
When Daniel Budgell, a student at Vancouver’s Langara College, visited Tanzania in the spring of 2005 for a student project sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency, he probably had no idea he would end up saving dozens of kids from a life on the streets, put hundreds of children through school and establish successful interdisciplinary clinics in rural communities. In other words, like most of us, he had no idea how much good one person can do.

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