Collaboration
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.
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.
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.
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