Three weeks after Jeff MacKinnon got married, he suffered a mild heart attack. He fell, hit his head, dislocated his left shoulder and herniated a disc in his neck. Chores around the house like sweeping, mopping, and lifting became impossible. The chronic pain from this and other injuries brought him to the Hamilton Urban Core
Richard McIlmoyle, BSc, DC, PgCPain Chair, Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Research Committee For 45 years, the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) has invested in generating knowledge that improves the care chiropractors provide to Canadians. We had ambitious plans to continue our investments in 2020. Then, our country and world were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the national association representing Canada’s chiropractic profession, our primary responsibility is to protect the health and welfare of our patients. At times of uncertainty, we strive to provide the most accurate, evidence-based information and guidance available. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Its rapid spread is challenging health
This is a preview of the Spring 2020 issue of BACK Matters – a CCA member exclusive. More women are studying and practising chiropractic in Canada than ever. They have thriving practices, conduct crucial research and hold leadership roles. While discrimination and stereotypes are still obstacles, women chiropractors across Canada are overcoming them and finding
Have you ever wondered why you feel muscle soreness after a workout? The answer may be delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). It can reduce your range of motion and muscle strength and occurs 24-48 hours after you try new activities/exercises or increase your workout intensity. It’s a sign that your muscles are adapting to new
For the Potters, chiropractic is a family affair. It all started in 1973 when Dr. Drew Potter founded the Cambridge Chiropractic Centre in Cambridge, Ontario. His sons, Jason and Cam, grew up hearing about chiropractic at home – but also at work with Drew. They would spend time at the clinic, watching their dad interact
The story of Dr. Jabeen Jussa and Jessica Modiri Jessica Modiri was 25 when a truck rear-ended her and her husband at a stop light in 2011. She suffered severe neck and hip pain that impacted her life and livelihood. An early-childhood educator, Jessica’s job required her to lift infants and toddlers. She spent her
In December 2019, the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) awarded $380,000 to four Canadian teams to tackle some of the most pressing issues for people suffering with spine, muscle, and nervous system problems. 1. Who are Canadians going to see for their spine, muscle and nervous system problems? Dr. Pierre Côté, professor in the Faculty
A 45-year-old runner walks into a chiropractic office with pain in her hip. She’s been diagnosed with bursitis and tendinitis and wants to manage her pain. She recently began running longer distances, and due to changes at work, she spends more time sitting. The two factors have exacerbated injuries to the tissues in her hip.
2019 was an eventful year for the chiropractic profession in Canada. Here are some highlights: The Canadian Pain Task Force added a chiropractor to its External Advisory Panel Four students from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College cycled from coast to coast to promote physical activity, proper nutrition and stress management with Canada’s youth Gerald Olin,