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“The door of hope” – Chiropractors step up to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Canadian chiropractors answered the call when the country needed more vaccinators The CCA is proud of its members who have done their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and gone even further by taking additional training courses to help vaccinate more Canadians at government-run clinics. Please read our statement on vaccination and immunization:Vaccination is not within the scope of chiropractic practice in Canada. Notwithstanding, the Canadian Chiropractic Association recognizes that vaccination is a safe and effective public health practice for the prevention of infectious diseases. Members are encouraged to refer all patient questions, consultation and education regarding immunization and vaccinations to the appropriate public health authorities and/or health professional whose scope of practice includes vaccination. Dr. Joannie Dupont’s patient is on the verge of tears. The Quebec chiropractor is used to caring for patients in pain and takes pride in her ability to reduce their discomfort. But today, the patient’s pain isn’t physical. It’s emotional, and Dr. Dupont is helping ease it - by vaccinating her. Vaccinating an entire population is a colossal undertaking, and provincial governments recognized they would need support from many healthcare professionals. In Quebec and Manitoba, chiropractors were invited to participate. Their involvement in this nationwide effort to end the…

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How a gay chiropractor is using his challenging journey to fuel change

Monday, May 17, 2021

Dr. Brett Lypchuk and his dog Nearing graduation from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), Dr. Brett Lypchuk questioned his decision to become a chiropractor due to insecurities arising from his fear of being a gay chiropractor. He always wanted to help people feel their best and had worked hard during his four years of

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A volunteer’s journey: From student to CCA board

Thursday, April 15, 2021

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. We’re shining a spotlight on your Board of Directors, who volunteer their time and expertise to help drive the CCA’s work to advance the profession Dr. Catherine Bezeau Dr. Catherine Bezeau’s commitment to advancing the chiropractic profession started well before she became a chiropractor – and has never stopped.

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How a chiropractor is helping to keep ‘another ambulance on the road’

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Paramedic Marivic Luchico can feel her back aching. She has answered six 9-1-1 calls during her 12-hour shift – more than her normal patient load of 4-5 calls. It has taken a toll. She is now on her seventh and last call for the day in Richmond Hill, ON. It comes from a low-rise apartment

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