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WFC launches World Spine Day competition


September 21, 2015
By Canadian Chiropractor staff

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is gearing up for World Spine Day by helping raise awareness about occupational factors that contribute to back pain. World Spine Day, part of the Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week, is on October 16 and will have the theme, “Your back at work.”

WFC has launched a competition asking individuals and organizations to share their World Spine Day activities that help raise awareness of the importance of spinal health in the community. These activities could include creative projects for the clinics, schools, offices, communities and neighbourhood.

“World Spine Day will be raising awareness of occupational factors and how we can reduce the impact they have on our backs and necks. Heavy lifting, repetitive movement and sitting for long periods can all become painful over time; in fact back pain is one of the major causes of time off work, with workers sometimes out of action for weeks or months,” said Rand Baird, chair of WFC public health committee, in a statement.

Cash prizes this year will go to the best:
• two professional associations, to win US$500.00 each
• two chiropractic college/university programs, to win US$500.00 each
• a private practice/clinic, to win US$250.00

The competition is open to any individuals and organizations in the chiropractic profession, including societies, associations, educational institutions, clinics, doctors’ offices, student groups and others.

Submission of entries will be open until November 15, 2015. Send entries to WFC executive secretary Christina Davis at cdavis@wfc.org.

Winners will be featured in the December 2015 issue of the WFC’s Quarterly World Report, so remember to include photos.

For more information including toolkit and more resources visit the
World Spine Day website at www.worldspineday.org

For all details on the BJD, go to www.boneandjointdecade.org.