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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

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

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

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

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

  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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