A healthier future for Canada requires urgent efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and an increased focus on reducing the burden of musculoskeletal pain and disease.
As one of Canada’s largest primary contact healthcare professions and experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as the management of pain caused by these conditions, Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to support efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Chiropractors can use their expertise to support vulnerable populations and address the impacts of one of the greatest healthcare burdens Canadians face: an epidemic of musculoskeletal pain and disease and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed severe strain on Canada’s healthcare system. In addition to the burden of the virus itself, the pandemic has intensified pre-existing issues such as limited access to primary care and an overreliance on opioids for pain management.
This submission offers three recommendations from the Canadian Chiropractic Association that the
Government of Canada should implement as part of its COVID-19 recovery efforts.