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Things are much better these days accordingly to the latest Canadian Chiropractor 2018 survey.
Five years ago, Rachael Kloosterman, an Oshawa, Ont.-born student was living in Peterborough – now she’s working towards a chiropractic degree in sunny Barcelona.
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.
It seems the profession has stayed stable from 2016/2017 – at least when it comes to annual income. But some questions gave way to interesting tidbits about how practice trends are changing, little by little. The current state of the profession raises questions about the scope of practice, the continued rise of multidisciplinary clinics and the buying habits of Canadian DCs.
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.
As an avid runner with some two dozen marathons under his belt, Adrian Landini is thoroughly familiar with the runner's high. He's also quite experienced running while high.
OTTAWA—In the past, public health campaigns warning of the harmful effects of drugs delivered one resounding message: Don't do it.
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.
Living the chiropractic lifestyle is imperative to Gilles LaMarche – after, all chiropractic saved his life.
SAN JOSE, CA/PRNewswire/ -- September 2018 is designated as National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month in the United States: an opportunity to raise public awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter (OTC) pain medications.
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.

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