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Get to know the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI)! - CCA

Get to know the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI)!

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Dec 19, 2018 Category: Blog

What is CCGI? The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) works to enhance the health of Canadians by fostering excellence in chiropractic care. Here are a few ways the initiative – made up of chiropractors and chiropractic researchers – work to meet this goal: Clinical Practice Guidelines: CCGI develops, adopts and disseminates guidelines for practitioners to

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Keeping a healthy spine during holiday travels - CCA

Keeping a healthy spine during holiday travels

Author: CCA Staff Team Date: Dec 5, 2018 Category: Blog Tags:

With the holiday season nearly upon us, many people are gearing up for travels in the next few weeks to visit loved ones or to take a much needed vacation. While time with family and vacations are relaxing and a great way to regenerate energy and zest, the process of traveling itself can often take

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Taking a second look at pain - CCA

Taking a second look at pain

How chiropractic knowledge is influencing the face of non-cancer pain management Pain has been a rising topic, and it has been proclaimed by some as one of the most misunderstood symptoms by doctors, and even more so by patients and the general public. In the area of complex pain management, there are programs that serve

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Avoid back pain when shovelling snow! - CCA

Avoid back pain when shovelling snow!

As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy streets, or we might forget our posture when it comes to maintaining

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3 ways chiropractic care can help manage repetitive strain - CCA

3 ways chiropractic care can help manage repetitive strain

In most cases, when we do strenuous activities and exercises, we take the proper precautions to make sure we don’t injure ourselves. Stretches, wearing the proper gear, and pacing ourselves are all good examples, but what can you do when you have a repetitive strain injury from your day-to-day routine? What is a repetitive strain

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Researcher spotlight: Dr. Diana De Carvalho - CCA

Researcher spotlight: Dr. Diana De Carvalho

Dr. Diana De Carvalho is a CCRF Professor in Spine Biomechanics at Memorial University in Newfoundland. In 2017, Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation researcher Dr. De Carvalho had an ambitious year: she taught Human Factors in the Kinesiology department at Memorial University; chaired seminars in clinical epidemiology; took courses; mentored graduate students, medical students, and internal

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Tips to prevent cold-weather injuries and stay healthy - CCA

Tips to prevent cold-weather injuries and stay healthy

With November approaching, we are constantly reminded about the coming festivities. Associated with these festive holidays are rapid changes in temperature and weather conditions. We need to be aware of those changes and adjust accordingly. The Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety has looked at the risks associated with cold environments. They include non-freezing

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World Spine Care – Bringing spinal care to the underserviced around the world - CCA

World Spine Care – Bringing spinal care to the underserviced around the world

By Dr. Geoff Outerbridge Spine-related disorders are the number one cause of disability globally and every year result in the loss of billions of dollars through healthcare costs, diminished individual incomes, and loss of productivity in the workforce. Populations in most areas of the world, especially rural populations, have no access to conventional healthcare resources

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How a downtown Montreal chiropractic clinic is serving the city’s homeless - CCA

How a downtown Montreal chiropractic clinic is serving the city’s homeless

In Quebec, there is a little-known project that has been more than seven years in the making. It’s a chiropractic clinic integrated into Montreal’s largest service organization, Accueil Bonneau, which is dedicated to helping homeless and under-housed men in the city re-integrate into society. In 2011, the ACQ, along with some of their members, initiated

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