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Keeping professional athletes at the top of their game - CCA

Keeping professional athletes at the top of their game

Author: Pierre Hamilton Date: Jul 15, 2020 Category: Blog

When Scott MacKenzie hobbled into a chiropractor’s office with a broken foot and slipped disc in 2015, he looked at the walls and thought, “I’m finally going to get relief.” He saw dozens of photos and testimonials for Dr. Greg Uchacz from professional athletes like himself — including NHL players Jonas Hiller and Alex Tanguay.

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From nurse to chiropractor – to pandemic nurse - CCA

From nurse to chiropractor – to pandemic nurse

Author: Arden Bagni Date: Jul 24, 2020 Category: Blog

From nurse to chiropractor – to pandemic nurse Montreal chiropractor Dr. Viet Nguyen graduated from nursing school in 1997 but could never have imagined using those skills 23 years later during a global pandemic. Dr. Nguyen’s chiropractic journey started during a nursing placement in a pain clinic where he prepared medications and solutions to inject

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Member spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Laleye - CCA

Member spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Laleye

Author: Pierre Hamilton Date: Jul 15, 2020 Category: Blog

On Tuesday, June 2, companies, organizations and people around the world shared images of black screens on social media with #BlackoutTuesday to reflect on racism and police brutality. The CCA posted on Instagram. But we didn’t expect what happened next: One of our members, a Black chiropractor, urged us to do more. Dr. Cassandra Laleye

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Seven reasons to stay active - CCA

Seven reasons to stay active

For many of us, reducing the spread of COVID-19 has meant long periods of isolation at home. This pandemic has disrupted our routines, shoving exercise to the bottom of our to-do lists. But chiropractors know that keeping your body moving is important. As spine, muscle, and nervous system experts, they have shared a few important

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Tidying up without the strain - CCA

Tidying up without the strain

If you are reading this blog post, you may have pain in your spine, muscles, tendons, or joints. Now think about your daily activities over the past few months: have you been sitting for longer periods of time? Or maybe perhaps you have been doing more household tasks that require bending and lifting. 11 million

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Four exercises to avoid if you have back pain – and what to do instead - CCA

Four exercises to avoid if you have back pain – and what to do instead

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jun 17, 2020 Category: Blog Tags:

Physical activity is a great way to prevent and treat back pain – but did you know that some exercises can do more harm than good? To avoid putting too much strain on the joints, ligaments, and muscles in your back, here is a list of exercises to avoid, as well as some alternatives. Talk

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Helping improve chronic pain management for Canadians - CCA

Helping improve chronic pain management for Canadians

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jun 10, 2020 Category: Blog Tags:

An estimated six million Canadians suffer from chronic pain, which is why the Canadian government established the Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF) in 2019 with a three-year mandate to assess how chronic pain is addressed, conduct national consultations, and disseminate information related to best practices for chronic pain management and prevention. A key CPTF focus

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Announcing the 2020 CCA Award winners - CCA

Announcing the 2020 CCA Award winners

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: May 25, 2020 Category: Blog

This is a preview of the Spring 2020 issue of BACK Matters – a CCA member exclusive. Every two years, the CCA honours those whose exceptional talent and service have advanced the profession. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to Dr. Judy Forrester, Chair of the CCA Awards committee and her committee volunteers. As well, a special

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3 things you need to know about TMJ pain - CCA

3 things you need to know about TMJ pain

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is formed by your skull and jawbone. It acts like a sliding hinge and is responsible for opening and closing your mouth, enabling you to talk, chew, and yawn.1,2 TMJ pain can be debilitating – just ask Dr. Sasha Hamid, a chiropractor in Ottawa, Ontario. When she was in middle school,

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