Dr. Hammerich speaks to AFAF about chiropractic
By Maria DiDanieli
April 25, Toronto,
Ont. – Dr. Karin Hammerich, a practicing chiropractor and faculty member at
CMCC, presented a session to demystify chiropractic to members of the
Association des Femmes d’Affaires Francophones (AFAF) in Toronto.
Dr. Hammerich, who has been in
practice for over 35 years – 23 of which were in France – delivered an informative
presentation encompassing chiropractic training and practice while enlightening
the audience regarding prevention strategies to stave off common types of pain
that many of us encounter as a result of our daily lifestyle choices.
Toronto French press publication “Le
Metropolitan” reported that the talk was concise, easy to follow and inspired
many questions from the audience, particularly with respect to prevention.
“The same questions often arise on
both sides of the Atlantic,” Dr. Hammerich
tells Canadian Chiropractor. “They include: What is the difference between
an osteopath and a chiropractor?; What is the difference between a
physiotherapist and a chiropractor?; and many questions about our training and
regulation. [At this event],these questions came from educated, professional
women who have traveled the world – this tells me we need to do more in the
area of public education.”
Dr. Hammerich is very involved in
the profession and in her community, having represented chiropractic in various
capacities both in Canada
and in France. She also holds a Masters in Health Studies in
research, education and policy. She is
pleased that her Toronto
clinic has been confirmed as a student intern placement site for the joint
University of Guelph-Humber College Bachelor of Kinesiology program.
“I like speaking passionately about
my profession,” she notes. “And there is
so much work to do.”