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Public Health

The chiropractic profession supports public health promotion and prevention efforts that are essential to the physical and mental health and well-being of Canadians.

As one of Canada’s largest primary care professions, chiropractors are leading providers of care that directly contribute to many important public health goals. Chiropractors provide effective treatment when low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions are limiting physical activity and mobility. Chiropractors are trained to take an active role in addressing risk factors related to preventing and managing a number of chronic diseases. Further, they promote physical activity and educate patients on healthy eating.

The Canadian Chiropractic Association recognizes that good health requires more than good health care. The Canadian Chiropractic Association supports national public policies and initiatives that address the socio-economic determinants of health such as mental health programs, early childhood development, poverty, education, and safe affordable communities.

See also: CCA Position Statement on Vaccination and Immunization


November 2016

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