Research News Archive


Canadian chiropractor leads the way for medical team in Canadian fencing 

Dr. Nader Abdelkader shares his unique journey from being a competitive fencer to becoming a leading figure in chiropractic care for athletes, particularly in the sport of fencing. Dr. Nader Abdelkader, DC was destined to be one of the greats in fencing.  His interest in fencing began early in life,Read More

Proudly launching the Women’s Chiropractic Caucus

The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) is proud to announce the launch of the Women’s Chiropractic Caucus (WCC). Led and co-chaired by Dr. Kathryn Vardy (Newfoundland) and Dr. Natalie Carrington (Alberta), this initiative marks a significant step in fostering a supportive environment for women chiropractors to thrive in their careers acrossRead More

Disc experts: How this Vancouver chiropractic duo provides support to patients on and off the field

From the sidelines of USA Ultimate Club Championship (ultimate frisbee) in San Diego, California, CCA members Dr. Jack Li and Dr. Stephen Mogatas were itching to sneak into play. The championship was full of bids (an attempt to block or catch an opponent’s disc), layouts (flying through the air inRead More

The top 6 common myths about chiropractic treatment

Originally published April 2018 Many Canadians are curious about the role that chiropractors play in the healthcare system, and what benefit chiropractic care may have to their health. While you can always find a chiropractor in your community to discuss your specific needs, today we’re busting some commonly shared chiropractic myths: ChiropractorsRead More

WHO releases chronic low back pain guidelines  

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its first-ever guidelines on chronic low back pain (CLBP), based on chiropractor-led input and research helmed by the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Initiative (CCGI).  Low back pain is a global health concern and is the leading cause of disability globally across allRead More

How yoga can help ease your pain

Yoga is a helpful tool for physical and mental well-being. It combines stretching, strength, and meditation to ease stress in the body and promote strength, flexibility, and relaxation. But, did you know yoga also has the potential to help you with your pain? There have been a number of studies publishedRead More

Member Highlight: How Dr. Yaad Shergill and the team at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute are helping Canadians choose Power Over Pain

We recently interviewed CCA member, Dr. Yaad Shergill, to gain insight into Power Over Pain, a new and free evidence-based platform housing self-directed pain management tools. She described how her unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a dedication to excellence led her to working with the research team that developed theRead More

Truth and reconciliation at the Canadian Chiropractic Association

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is observed nation-wide on September 30each year. The day allows us to acknowledge the harm done by the residential school system, honour the resilience of Indigenous peoples, promote dialogue and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. At the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), weRead More

Move Your Spine for World Spine Day!

On October 16, the Canadian Chiropractic Association joins the global movement to raise awareness about the significance of spinal health and well-being. Our spines play a pivotal role in our everyday lives, from maintaining posture to enabling movement and supporting our central nervous system. This year’s theme, “Move Your Spine,”Read More

Back-to-school backpack guide

It’s back-to-school time for students! While most of your shopping for new school supplies may be complete, there’s always time to review one of the most essential items that students will use everyday – their backpacks! Finding the right backpack for your child will support proper spinal health because carryingRead More