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Seven back-saving tips for gardeners - CCA

Seven back-saving tips for gardeners

Warmer temperatures and sunny days have finally arrived and so have the first flowers of spring! This might entice you to do a bit of gardening. Understandably, most gardeners are anxious to plunge their hands into the dirt and get growing. Gardening can be an extremely rewarding pastime, but it can also come with an

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Behind the wheel: posture check! - CCA

Behind the wheel: posture check!

Last week, we discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations, bumpy roads and sitting in a constrained position with improper lumbar support may contribute

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The five most common triggers for back pain - CCA

The five most common triggers for back pain

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Mar 4, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Back pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect a staggering number of people in Canada and around the world, so many that it can be considered an epidemic. In Canada alone, these statistics from a 2009 report published by the Work Foundation are attention getting: 1 in 8 Canadians report having chronic back problems 12% of Canadians

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Putting the patient at the centre - CCA

Putting the patient at the centre

For the past couple of weeks, we have been examining a model of care that treats the patient as a partner within the healthcare team. In this model, the patient is seen as a whole person rather than focusing on the illness alone, which ultimately places the patient rather than the symptoms at the centre

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Achieving whole health - CCA

Achieving whole health

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Feb 4, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

Our mission at the Canadian Chiropractic Association is to motivate all Canadians to include a chiropractor as an integral part of their healthcare teams. The notion of a “team” may seem like a departure from the traditional healthcare model, but given the great examples of collaborative care that already exist, it’s more of an evolution

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