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The federal government’s policy shift to decriminalize and legalize recreational marijuana has spurred increased activity in the research community to build evidence around the benefits, as well as the short and long-term effects of cannabis use.
UQTR's undergraduate Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DCP) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the university will host a special continuing education event, which will take place from September 27th to 29th, 2018.
The new CCGI clinical practice guideline on spinal manipulative therapy and other conservative treatments for the treatment of low back pain is now in press in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (Bussières et al, in press).
Dr. Ted Carrick, professor of clinical neurology and founder of Carrick Institute, was a speaker at this year's Life West Wave Conference in San Francisco. He discusses the potential of chiropractic care in managing brain dysfunction. The video shows an excerpt from his presentation.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Dr. Heidi Haavik, chiropractic scientist, neurophysiologist, and director of research at New Zealand College of Chiropractic, has spent years researching the effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the brain.
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) has launched two new online resources aimed at helping chiropractors better care for their patients.
It’s a scenario that plays out every day in countless chiropractor offices across the country: A patient presents with chronic pain. However, the attending chiropractor finds himself with scarce information about the patient’s medical history.
The management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain is a complex problem within all health care fields. This complexity arises from the many problems that can be associated with masticatory function. In order to effectively manage TMD and orofacial pain disorders, we must be able to recognize them so correct treatment can be selected.
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia's persistent family doctor shortage has the province increasingly looking to provide care through collaborative practices – local teams that partner physicians with nurse practitioners, social workers and other health care professionals.
Do you wish that the Chiropractic profession in Canada could be less marginalized; that we could all be a more integral part of the mainstream of our health-care system? For our patients’ sake, I believe that would be a good thing – but what will it take to make that happen? How can we change the system? We can change it by changing what we are doing every day in our own practices.
CALGARY – An interim report released at a pain management conference suggests the best way to cut down on opioid addiction is to not prescribe the drugs in the first place.
FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation have announced a partnership of $1 million over five years for the establishment of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick.
On June 1, Alberta's updated OHS laws will include clear definitions of harassment, including sexual and domestic violence, and increased protections from violence and harassment – a historic step towards safer workplaces throughout the province.
Arlington, VA. — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced that Congress (with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018) has approved a plan to expand access to chiropractic's nondrug approach to pain relief to veterans, many of whom suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service. The vote follows House passage, and the bill now heads to the president's desk for his signature.
Arlington, Va. – Members of the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.
Changes to the Ontario employment law have been passed and for small business owners, this is bad news. The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis was commissioned by the Keep Ontario Working coalition to measure the potential impacts of six key areas of change in Bill 148, including changes to minimum wages, equal pay provisions, vacation, scheduling, personal emergency leave, and unionization.
OTTAWA – Travellers to Canada will be routinely asked whether they are bringing marijuana into the country as Ottawa moves to legalize recreational pot use.
A patient waits nervously in the doctor’s office. He’s a young man with a big problem – a low back gone very badly with one awkward lift, weeks ago. He’s in pain and doesn’t get why it’s not just going away. He’s troubled because it even hurts to put his work boots on.
Have you ever had a conversation with your staff about why they turn up to work? If so, you’ve probably noticed that employees bring different motivations to work each day. Some are just going through the motions and are completely indifferent about their work.
While "find your passion" is well-intended advice, it might not be good advice.
ARLINGTON, VA.—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has elected N. Ray Tuck, Jr., DC, of Blacksburg, Va., as its new president.
Dr. Ken W. Dick established Britannia Chiropractor Clinic in Ottawa more than three decades ago. He since went on to build a successful practice and professional career. His recently published book, Healing Satori, is a culmination of the most important principles he has learned about patient care and helping them achieve optimal health.
It all started when the two of us sat down over a cup of coffee. As a family physician and endocrinologist, we stand on opposite sides of a large chasm called patient wait times, and we both started seeing more and more of our patients getting swallowed up by this abyss.
Sylvia Hoyt believed she’d never ride her beloved Quarter Horses again – until she met chiropractor, Dr. Erik Klein, who was determined to get her back up in the saddle again and competing against the world’s top equestrians.

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