“The adjustment is still the thing that makes the biggest difference.” I have had the privilege of serving this profession for another year
and I would like to reflect on this statement, recently made by Dr.
Wanda Lee McPhee, based on what I’ve seen.
“The adjustment is still the thing that makes the biggest difference.”
I have had the privilege of serving this profession for another year and I would like to reflect on this statement, recently made by Dr. Wanda Lee McPhee, based on what I’ve seen.
I’ve seen studies published, in well-known and respected medical journals, in support of chiropractic. I’m witnessing the recognition of the profession in a growing number of countries. I’ve seen chiropractic take meaningful steps into North American society – chiropractors in the U.S. military, more chiropractors on Olympic medical teams, chiropractors in government positions, and filling university research chairs. I’ve seen chiropractic associations produce public education tools about the profession, as well as on topics such as hockey, gardening, back packs, etc. I’ve seen chiropractors become involved in various local and national initiatives, for increasing awareness regarding a number of health issues – this involvement has been a great conduit for raising the profile of the profession as a concerned member of the health care community. Over the past year, I’ve seen research efforts by chiropractors continue to burgeon into a serious voice for chiropractic. I’ve seen chiropractors dialoguing with politicians and universities. And now, I’m witnessing the creation of a new Canadian chiropractic education program in British Columbia.
Through all of this, what impresses me is the fact that chiropractors work so tirelessly to reach as many people as possible in as many important ways as can be managed. But, when I visit my own chiropractor, I remember the purpose of these efforts – that which I garner from the adjustment. By raising awareness of chiropractic and building the evidence that will help bring more people into your offices, you are creating an environment to facilitate the experience, and consequent benefits, of the adjustment for all Canadians.
I want to thank DCs across Canada, for providing our society with chiropractic. I’d like, further, to thank those who have contributed to Canadian Chiropractor, over the past year, for reaching out to your colleagues with your personal messages, tips, and missions. I especially appreciate the work of our regular writers: Dr. Marshall Deltoff with the X-files, Dr. Shawn Thistle, Research Review Corner, Brandi MacDonald, who provides our Chiropractic Health Assistant Education entries, Dr. Barbara Sturm for Back to Basics and Steve Zoltai for the always entertaining Chiropractic History Assignment. I wish to say a special thank-you to the members of the Editorial Advisory Board – 14 lovely, involved, articulate and informative people without whom my job would be impossible. And I would like to extend my gratitude to the staff at Annex Publishing & Printing who help create this publication and our accompanying website – Christine Livingstone, advertising manager and associate publisher; Krista Misener, Brooke Shaw and Monica Dick, led by Angela Simon in production; Stacy Bradshaw, our web administrator; Colleen Cross, our proofreader; Drew McCarthy, our editorial director; and Diane Kleer, our publisher.
Most importantly, I would, once again, like to thank all of you who read and/or support our magazine – without you there would be no purpose and no method for providing this forum for the profession. To all of you, and your families, I would like to extend blessings for the season and prayers for prosperity, good health and love in the new year.
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