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.
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.
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.
Life University is currently working with AlignLife to increase the number of doctors participating in the practice-based research network and also begin exploring daily visit data, insurance claims data and outcomes.
The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has signed an official Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Toronto (U of T), through the Faculty of Medicine, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education to explore education and research collaborations.
Sept. 3, 2014 – A rheumatology clinic in Edmundston, N.B., is using interdisciplinary care and telemedicine to cut down on travel for patients living with arthritis in the region. “This new clinic is a good example of how, by working in teams and using technology, we can bring specialized care closer to patients, in the language of their choice, no matter where they live,” said Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé on behalf of Health Minister Hugh Flemming.
In 2012, the Global Burden of Disease report, published in the journal The Lancet, cited low back pain as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
June 24, 2014 – The federal government has launched an advisory panel on health-care innovation aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of Canada's health system. Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the official launch of the panel in Toronto as members held their first meeting to discuss how various innovations could bring the greatest value to Canada's health-care system.
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