Chiropractic + Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Kate MacAdam completes MSc at Dalhousie

Maria DiDanieli   


Sept. 10, Halifax,
NS – The Canadian Chiropractic Research
Foundation (CCRF) is proud to announce that Dr. Kate MacAdam, DC, has recently
defended her thesis and was awarded her Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr.
Carolyn Savoy.

Master Thesis entitled, “Does guided imagery as an adjunct
to chiropractic treatment affect pain and disability in physically active
adults with chronic low back pain?
” concluded that guided
imagery may be beneficial as an adjunct to spinal manipulative therapy in the
treatment of chronic low back pain. She has presented her research at
peer-reviewed conferences and has submitted her research for publication.

MacAdam is a professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association
and works as a mental performance consultant as well as a chiropractor. She specializes
in utilizing guided imagery as an adjunct to chiropractic treatment for injury
healing, pain management, stress and anxiety reduction and injury
rehabilitation. Dr. MacAdam has been an instructor for Sport Psychology at the School of Health
and Human Performance at Dalhousie
University since 2006 and
is a mentor for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her future plans
consist of continuing her education by pursuing an Interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie University. 


Allan Gotlib, assistant secretary of the CCRF, invites all to send her a
congratulatory note for this very significant accomplishment at

Source:  CCSS(C), Sport Report, Summer 2009



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