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Volunteer clinic offers free chiropractic care to inner-city community - CCA

Volunteer clinic offers free chiropractic care to inner-city community

Three weeks after Jeff MacKinnon got married, he suffered a mild heart attack. He fell, hit his head, dislocated his left shoulder and herniated a disc in his neck. Chores around the house like sweeping, mopping, and lifting became impossible. The chronic pain from this and other injuries brought him to the Hamilton Urban Core

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Getting back in the ring: Chiropractic care leads to charitable win

Author: Pierre Hamilton Date: Aug 5, 2020 Category: Blog

Thirty-four-year-old Kyle Turk was training for a charity boxing match when he injured his back and fell to the floor in excruciating pain. He thought he might need an ambulance but was able to stand after a few minutes. Then he called his chiropractor, Dr. Sasha Hamid, and set up an emergency appointment on the

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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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An inside look at the CCA with Dr. Ayla Azad - CCA

An inside look at the CCA with Dr. Ayla Azad

Author: Arden Bagni Date: Sep 1, 2020 Category: Blog

Dr. Ayla Azad has been a CCA member since 1999. In April 2020, she joined the association as its Director of Professional Practice. In this role, she brings her clinical, research and teaching experience to inform programs and strategies that will best support chiropractors across Canada. We asked her what she has learned about the

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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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