It has been a challenging time for the residents of British Columbia. In addition to navigating through the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the province has been hit hard by a series of natural disasters, with the latest coming in the form of heavy storms that led to severe flooding. The most recent extreme weather conditions come on the heels of a summer of heatwaves and wildfires. These events have destroyed communities and forced many people out of their homes. Many residents have responded with kindness. From
The Omicron variant and new COVID-19 restrictions have closed or limited what many Canadians can do this winter. And now, many areas are dealing with extreme cold and winter storms. But it’s still important to stay active. We asked the CCA’s own Dr. Crystal Draper to add some more tips to help you get through these temporary restrictions. –
Suffering from back pain or neck pain is not fun, but when you live in an urban center, there are numerous treatment options to choose from. But what about people with musculoskeletal problems living in remote communities, where accessing healthcare is challenging? “Our goal is to address this limited access issue by implementing a model
It is one thing to be respected among your peers in your field. It is another to be recognized as a world expert. That’s what happened this past week to Dr. Pierre Côté and Dr. Greg Kawchuk. In recognition of September being International Pain Awareness Month, Expertscape unveiled its ranking of global experts in back pain. Dr. Côté and Dr. Kawchuk were recognized for their career-spanning
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
The CCA acknowledges and mourns the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves on the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We also support efforts to identify all Indigenous children who are buried at similar sites across the country. This tragedy galvanizes our work to create an equitable profession by continuing to learn, educate and make
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
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.
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
Dr. Debbie Wright became the CCA’s Board of Directors Chair in 2020 – with Canada and the world in the midst of a pandemic. She could never have expected to be leading the CCA through these turbulent times. Chiropractors across the country endured closures, uncertainties and constantly changing circumstances. But CCA members rose to the occasion, showing an unwavering commitment to help Canadians live the healthy, pain-free lives they want.
How one woman chiropractor is generating dialogue around Muslim stereotypes, bias and discrimination It was 2014 and Nora Bakaa was excited to begin her journey to become a chiropractor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). But the real starting point of her journey was her earlier experience with chronic shoulder pain during university. With