Blog Archive

Thoughts on issues affecting the chiropractic practice, patients and profession.


Canadian Chiropractic Association helping class of 2020 graduates

Date: September 29, 2020

When COVID-19 shut down Canada and the world in early 2020, chiropractic students set to graduate suddenly faced unique challenges, the largest being their inability to get licenses until December 2020 at the earliest. For Junmo Lee, a 2020 Canadian Memorial Chiropractic graduate, this has been a year of uncertainty.Read More

Future chiro and community leader Matthew Arnott making a global impact

Date:  August 17, 2020

Matthew Arnott, a CMCC 2020 grad, is from Ottawa but aims to change lives in Uganda. He is the 2020 recipient of CMCC’s Jean A. Moss Fellowship Award, which invites graduating students to submit proposals for a global health and community development initiative. Matthew’s $5,000 winning proposal is to provideRead More

Volunteer clinic offers free chiropractic care to inner-city community

Date:  August 13, 2020

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 himRead More

Getting back in the ring: Chiropractic care leads to charitable win

Date:  August 5, 2020

Thirty-four-year-old Kyle Turk was training for a charity boxing match when he injured his back and fell to the floor in excruciating pain. He thought he might need an ambulance but was able to stand after a few minutes. Then he called his chiropractor, Dr. Sasha Hamid, and set upRead More

From nurse to chiropractor – to pandemic nurse

Date:  July 24, 2020

From nurse to chiropractor – to pandemic nurse Montreal chiropractor Dr. Viet Nguyen graduated from nursing school in 1997 but could never have imagined using those skills 23 years later during a global pandemic. Dr. Nguyen’s chiropractic journey started during a nursing placement in a pain clinic where he preparedRead More

Keeping professional athletes at the top of their game

Date:  July 15, 2020

When Scott MacKenzie hobbled into a chiropractor’s office with a broken foot and slipped disc in 2015, he looked at the walls and thought, “I’m finally going to get relief.” He saw dozens of photos and testimonials for Dr. Greg Uchacz from professional athletes like himself — including NHL playersRead More

Member spotlight: Dr. Cassandra Laleye

Date:  July 15, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, companies, organizations and people around the world shared images of black screens on social media with #BlackoutTuesday to reflect on racism and police brutality. The CCA posted on Instagram. But we didn’t expect what happened next: One of our members, a Black chiropractor, urged us toRead More

Seven reasons to stay active

Date:  June 29, 2020

For many of us, reducing the spread of COVID-19 has meant long periods of isolation at home. This pandemic has disrupted our routines, shoving exercise to the bottom of our to-do lists. But chiropractors know that keeping your body moving is important. As spine, muscle, and nervous system experts, theyRead More

Helping improve chronic pain management for Canadians

Date:  June 10, 2020

An estimated six million Canadians suffer from chronic pain, which is why the Canadian government established the Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF) in 2019 with a three-year mandate to assess how chronic pain is addressed, conduct national consultations, and disseminate information related to best practices for chronic pain management andRead More

Announcing the 2020 CCA Award winners

Date:  May 25, 2020

This is a preview of the Spring 2020 issue of BACK Matters – a CCA member exclusive. Every two years, the CCA honours those whose exceptional talent and service have advanced the profession. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to Dr. Judy Forrester, Chair of the CCA Awards committee and her committeeRead More

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