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Editor’s Note: April 2010


April 16, 2010
By Maria DiDanieli

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This issue of Canadian Chiropractor is meant to be the sports edition. 
However, what has emerged is a discussion of the movement to dialogue,
interdependence and collaborative activities that we find occurring in
many areas where chiropractors interact with various patient groups,
one another and the public. One of these areas is sports chiropractic
and, so, we have not completely strayed from the issue’s intent.

This issue of Canadian Chiropractor is meant to be the sports edition.  However, what has emerged is a discussion of the movement to dialogue, interdependence and collaborative activities that we find occurring in many areas where chiropractors interact with various patient groups, one another and the public. One of these areas is sports chiropractic and, so, we have not completely strayed from the issue’s intent. 

On the heels of the Olympic and Paralympic events that were held in Vancouver, we look at the journey that DCs are on to bring chiropractic into the forefront of sports medicine, and how they have arrived at their current involvement in these games.  Paramount to achieving successes in this area is the sports chiropractors’ constant effort to work with and amongst practitioners of other disciplines – and to establish mutual trust with other health-care workers –  in ways that benefit the athletes. 

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In the spirit of the recent International Women’s Day, this issue’s Back to Basics entry by Barbara Sturm, DC, takes a look at how women chiropractors seek new paradigms for learning and practice. These paradigms include close collaboration with one another, conversation, nurturing and reaching goals together. 

Brandi MacDonald, in our Chiropractic Health Assistant Education column, discusses how to bring about the chiropractic conversation within communities and the general public one patient at a time, through their interaction with the CHA at the front desk – this, she points out, can best be done by focusing in-office dialogue on topics surrounding wellness, chiropractic care and healing.

We also begin to take a look at interdisciplinary collaborative practice in this issue. This movement can offer great benefits for patients while providing a forum for chiropractic growth and enhancing the profession’s role within health systems. Yet it also requires guidance and informed planning for the collaborative activities, and ensuing practices, to truly be successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new addition to our roster of editorial regulars  – Dr. Victoria Coleman, a chiropractor who is also the president of the Canadian arm of Douglas Laboratories Inc/Pure Encapsulations, will be writing about the interdependence between chiropractic and nutritional health.  In alternate issues moving forward, Dr. Coleman will be presenting nutritional information, and will call on experts from various disciplines to help her do so.

Please do not forget to visit us online at www.cndoctor.ca, where you will find additional news, and our web exclusive stories including A Canadian Chiropractic Master, interview with Dr. Gilles LaMarche. 

Bien à vous,


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