Blog Archive

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


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

Dr. Gerald Olin: team chiropractor for the Winnipeg Jets

Date:  October 9, 2019

It was the summer of 1990 when Gerald Olin started experiencing relentless migraine headaches. He was in his first year of university and working as the assistant general manager for the Winnipeg Fury soccer team. After struggling to find relief for his migraines, he was advised to see a chiropractor.Read More

World Spine Day 2019 Toolkit

Date:  October 1, 2019

World Spine Day is a worldwide initiative — organized by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) on October 16 each year — that aims to raise awareness of back pain and other spinal issues. The theme of this year’s World Spine Day campaign is #GetSpineActive, which highlights the importance ofRead More