Leadership
The best way to explain how a bagpipe-playing DC from Oakville, Ont., became one of Canada’s most inspiring chiropractors is to tell the story of 11-year-old Jayden Elphage.
This time of year always gets me reflecting on things that went well and some that I’d like to forget.  
Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has welcomed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) draft Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, commending the agency for recommending the use of conservative forms of pain management as an initial treatment option.
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Advancing the chiropractic profession through excellence in patient care has been the underlying theme at the recent chiropractic national convention hosted by the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA).
There is a lot of buzz lately within the profession in regards to becoming spinal care experts and increasing the utilization of chiropractic. I am a huge fan of more people using chiropractic care as a lifestyle choice. Most of the talk, however, is focused strictly on back pain. I believe we would be doing patients a disservice if all we did for them was to fix their back pain.
You may know Pat Simmons as the top-flight curler who helped Team Canada win the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, the annual Canadian men’s championship. But he’s not only an elite athlete. He’s also a successful chiropractor.
Setting up a practice in a foreign country thousands of miles away from home may seem overwhelming, even unappealing, to many chiropractors, but the few who have made the move are finding unparalleled professional and personal fulfillment.
I have just finished watching a very enlightening YouTube video of Dr. Scott Haldeman’s McAndrews Leadership Lecture at the American Chiropractic Association’s National Chiropractic Leadership Conference, which was held last February in Washington, D.C.
Attracting new patients is always a hot topic in the world of chiropractic. Many think that by satisfying the unquenchable thirst for new patients, all will be well. This mindset can be detrimental to the sustainable growth of your practice.  
Did you ever consider the number one reason companies hire someone is because they are in need of their services? Conversely, the number one reason people are laid off is because the company doesn’t need their services any longer.  
Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and thought-provoking Ted Talk speaker, believes that the driving force behind a successful leader is taking action on his or her “why.”
Value for money appears to be finally getting the attention it merits as Alberta’s new health minister, Stephen Mandel, takes the reins of the portfolio that is close to consuming 50 per cent of the province’s operating budget. This is an area of magnificent opportunity.
I believe there is value in creating connections with other health-care disciplines when it comes to patient care. However, with the way things are going in many chiropractic corners, integration into main stream health care will soon mean assimilation. This can be dangerous for the profession and to chiropractors. We can all agree that the health-care system is failing; that we can’t afford the model that is being delivered. The question I pose to the profession is: why would we want to be a part of this sinking health-care ship?  
If there is one thing Dr. Greg Stewart is most excited about in his new role as president of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), it is the opportunity to help advance the chiropractic profession as an equal player in the global health-care arena, helping solve some of the world’s most pressing health issues.

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