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The synergy of movement and posture - CCA

The synergy of movement and posture

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Apr 1, 2015 Category: Blog

The body is a complex myriad of structures and systems that work synergistically to allow function and movement, and ultimately allows us to do the activities that we love. Everything in our bodies is interconnected – including the musculoskeletal (MSK) and related neurological systems that are comprised of bones, muscles, joints, nerves, and connective tissue.

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Tips for optimizing MSK health in your later years - CCA

Tips for optimizing MSK health in your later years

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Mar 25, 2015 Category: Blog, Healthy Aging

As the baby boomer generation reaches the age of retirement, seniors now make up the fastest-growing age group in Canada. By 2030, it is expected that 23.6% of Canadians will be age 65 or older. To give some perspective, in 2013 a mere 15.3% of the Canadian population was 65 or above. How Aging Affects

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Three more reasons to quit smoking - CCA

Three more reasons to quit smoking

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Mar 11, 2015 Category: Blog

Sitting May be the New Smoking, but Smoking is Still Smoking We’ve all heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking”. There is no question that excessive sitting and a sedentary lifestyle certainly have their share of health risks, which we will discuss later in this series. However, it’s important not to let a

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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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An MSK strategy for Canada - CCA

An MSK strategy for Canada

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Feb 25, 2015 Category: Blog, Low Back Pain Tags:

Generally, Canadians are proud of our healthcare system and grateful that we can access it when we need it. But for some, accessing the care they need continues to be a struggle. This is particularly true for Canadians who suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, including back and neck pain. It can be very difficult to

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MSK health matters - CCA

MSK health matters

If you follow us on Twitter, you already know that an estimated 11 million Canadians over the age of 12 suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions each year. Even more surprising however, is how much that number is expected to increase as the population ages. By 2031, over 15 million Canadians are likely to experience MSK

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Putting the patient at the centre - CCA

Putting the patient at the centre

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Feb 11, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

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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The patient journey - CCA

The patient journey

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 28, 2015 Category: Blog

Back pain is a reality that most of us have or will have to deal with at some point in our lives. The causes of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are varied and not entirely understood – they could be related to genetics, mechanical issues, and lifestyle choices, just to name a few. People from every walk

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