Collaboration
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.
Behind Canada's Olympians is the usual entourage of patriotic fans, dedicated coaches, supportive family and friends. Not to be overlooked, however, is a medical support staff attentively standing by the sidelines to ensure that Canadian athletes are in optimal health for the competition.
It started as a simple idea during contract negotiations between a chiropractic association and a provincial government. After many years of meetings to review feasibility issues, the Manitoba Chiropractors Association, the Manitoba Provincial Government (Family Services Department) and Mount Carmel Clinic (MCC) in inner-city Winnipeg eventually came to an agreement. They agreed that the inclusion of chiropractic services at MCC would be a welcome addition to the current health services provided there.
When Dr. Scott Wilson opened his first chiropractic clinic inside a fitness club in Toronto in 2001, he latched on to the idea of a holistic approach to health and wellness that would evolve into a successful and pioneering enterprise.
Drs. Megan and Mailie Harris have taken almost the exact same path in their careers, albeit at different times. They went to the same university, took the same program, held the same summer jobs, operated a business together, went to the same chiropractic college, and now work in the same clinic. When it comes to practice, however, each sister assumes her own identity.
VICTORIA – Chiropractors in British Columbia are working toward legislation that will further expand their scope of practice, including the ability to order diagnostic imaging for patients.
VICTORIA, B.C. – Is your practice multidisciplinary or interprofessional? While many chiropractors practice in a multidisciplinary setting, very few are practicing "interprofessionally" – which is more than just multiple health disciplines in one clinic referring patients to one another.
Chiropractors are required to spend several years in preparing themselves for international sporting events such as the 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. This preparation is comprised of four years of undergraduate studies and four years of chiropractic studies.
Written by Mari-Len De Guzman
There is no longer any doubt that in the sporting world, chiropractic has become part of the medical structure that supports athletes in competition. Athletes are increasingly seeking chiropractic care and see them as a vital component of their strength training, conditioning and even injury management.
There’s a new report from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) that chiropractors and other health practitioners should find interesting.  An independent panel of health experts concluded that a patient-centred approach is needed to treat and monitor people with chronic pain, and that further research is needed on multidisciplinary pain management and the long-term effectiveness and safety of opioids.
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