Blog Archive

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


A family chiropractic practice: brothers follow in their father’s footsteps

Date: February 14, 2020

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 theRead More

Chiropractic care helped car accident victim recover from injuries

Date:  February 12, 2020

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 infantsRead More

Four new research projects working to answer tough questions

Date:  February 5, 2020

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. PierreRead More

Helping manage inflammation

Date:  January 22, 2020

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 toRead More

The 5 chiropractic blog posts you need to read

Date:  January 8, 2020

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 managementRead More

The question that helps patients put their pain in perspective

Date:  December 18, 2019

Dr. Karma Patel asks every new patient who comes to see him the same question: “If you didn’t have back/neck/shoulder pain, what would you be doing today?” Athletes mention grabbing more rebounds or jumping higher. Parents say they want to play with their kids without pain or hold their babyRead More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Date:  December 11, 2019

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes numbness, tingling, burning or pain in the hands and wrists. The disorder usually occurs in both hands, although sometimes only the dominant hand is affected. What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? To understand this condition, weRead More

An updated vaccination position statement in the best interests of patients

Date:  December 4, 2019

The Canadian Chiropractic Association has updated its long-standing vaccine and immunization position statement in consideration of the best interests of our patients and all Canadians. This update was developed in an effort to tackle growing vaccine hesitancy and the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases — like measles — in Canada. AsRead More

5 things our research team is buzzing about

Date:  November 18, 2019

Now that chiropractic researchers are working with multidisciplinary research teams and health clinics in all major universities across Canada, the CCRF is welcoming its next big challenge: to develop and fund Canadian-based research projects that support effective treatment for everyone who suffers with spine, muscle, and nervous system pain andRead More

An interview with Dr. Shannon Dales, DC

Date:  October 30, 2019

Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Shannon Dales, discusses her path to chiropractic and the importance of physical activity in daily life For over 25 years, Dr. Shannon Dales has been a practicing chiropractor in Toronto, Ontario. An alumna of the University of Toronto and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Dales runs anRead More