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.
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.
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The National Chiropractic Conference
August 22-25, 2019
CMCC 15th annual BackSwing '19
September 12, 2019
Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference
November 8-9, 2019
Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Eastern Conference
November 9-10, 2019
2020 San Diego Pain Summit
February 11-16, 2020