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Contributing to a healthy Canadian workforce: appropriate care for musculoskeletal conditions - CCA

Contributing to a healthy Canadian workforce: appropriate care for musculoskeletal conditions

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 20, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

  We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: low back pain (LBP) is at epidemic levels in Canada. Over 80% of Canadians can expect to suffer an episode of LBP in their lifetime, and it is a leading cause of disability and prolonged work absences.1 Chronic and recurrent low back pain is also responsible

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Do you have your workers’ backs? An employer’s guide to chiropractic care - CCA

Do you have your workers’ backs? An employer’s guide to chiropractic care

Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and disorders can be devastating for Canadian workers and their families, taking a heavy toll on their health and well-being. Lost time and productivity at work, and even early retirement, carries financial implications that also extend to employers and their businesses. In fact, work-related MSK injuries and disorders cost Canadian employers billions

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How chiropractors can help workplace injuries - CCA

How chiropractors can help workplace injuries

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Jan 7, 2015 Category: Back Care Tips, Blog

It seems like every day a new article is published highlighting the risks to our health associated with sitting. This can be problematic considering that a large number of Canadians’ work involves countless hours sitting in front of a computer screen. Sitting for extended periods of time may increase pressure on the spinal discs that

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How chiropractic contributes to healthcare sustainability - CCA

How chiropractic contributes to healthcare sustainability

Most Canadians would probably agree that if there was one thing we, as a nation, truly value, it is our universal healthcare system. We take pride in living in a country that ensures all residents have reasonable access to primary care. But, is our healthcare really free? Unfortunately, it is not. In fact, health benefits

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The Challenge of Patient-Led Chiropractic Care - CCA

The Challenge of Patient-Led Chiropractic Care

In 2011, the Province of Manitoba and Mount Carmel Clinic established a chiropractic clinic to assess, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and conditions among the residents of Point Douglas in Winnipeg’s North End. For a variety of reasons, including low socioeconomic status, many of the residents typically face barriers to accessing healthcare. In accordance

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Chiropractic Collaboration at Mount Carmel Clinic: Interprofessional Healthcare Access for Inner-City Residents - CCA

Chiropractic Collaboration at Mount Carmel Clinic: Interprofessional Healthcare Access for Inner-City Residents

Mount Carmel Clinic, located in the Point Douglas community in Winnipeg’s North End, stands as a leading example of an effective interprofessional healthcare delivery model that serves a diverse, multicultural population which, due to socioeconomic circumstances, typically experiences barriers to care. Originally established in 1926 to treat Eastern European and Jewish immigrants settling in Point

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When Healthcare Professionals Collaborate: A Look at MDs and DCs Working Side by Side - CCA

When Healthcare Professionals Collaborate: A Look at MDs and DCs Working Side by Side

Healthcare has evolved greatly from being primarily an agglomeration of solo practitioners to now embracing the importance of collaboration and team-based care. Evidence suggests that interprofessional collaboration in primary care can significantly improve health outcomes, as well as patient and practitioner satisfaction while decreasing overall costs. Notably, in this age of information and technological advancement,

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Chiropractic Training: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Academia - CCA

Chiropractic Training: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Academia

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about some of the models of healthcare delivery that use collaborative approaches to patient care, where patients are referred to the most appropriate provider to treat their condition. Interprofessional healthcare teams bring expertise from a variety of disciplines so that patients receive comprehensive services customized to their

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The Future of Canadian Healthcare: A Chiropractor on Your Healthcare Team - CCA

The Future of Canadian Healthcare: A Chiropractor on Your Healthcare Team

This series of blogs examines innovative healthcare models that include chiropractic expertise in treating spine, muscle, and nervous system conditions as part of team-based care. Evidence shows that team-based care with integrated chiropractic services can help improve outcomes and patient satisfaction. Several innovative approaches to healthcare delivery have been developed and introduced in Canada, with

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