Editor’s note: December 2009
By Maria DiDanieli
By Maria DiDanieli
When taking stock of 2009, it is valuable to fairly assess areas
needing improvement, but important also to consider and celebrate
everything we have done well in order to harness the essence and
elements of those successes, and apply them toward meeting our goals
for 2010. In this issue of Canadian Chiropractor (CC), our writers
suggest this more than once.
When taking stock of 2009, it is valuable to fairly assess areas needing improvement, but important also to consider and celebrate everything we have done well in order to harness the essence and elements of those successes, and apply them toward meeting our goals for 2010. In this issue of Canadian Chiropractor (CC), our writers suggest this more than once.
To this end, CC is taking a look back to spotlight elements that have brought chiropractic to its current status in our country, and hold these up as pillars on which the profession can further build. The December issue draws its inspiration from such 2009 Canadian milestones as Alberta’s steadfast cohesion and grace in the face of adversity; conferences where the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic came together to demonstrate the strength of their collective presence in the profession; the inclusion of several DCs in medical teams within elite sports, including the upcoming Olympic games in Vancouver; the growing numbers of other collaborative initiatives involving DCs; the funding of chiropractic education by the Canadian government; and the national recognition of the historical significance of the profession’s founder, Daniel David Palmer. The gains made in research, the application of knowledge in practice, and the fostering of intraprofessional unity are some of the many successes the profession can leverage when moving forward into the new year and into its future.
I wish to take a few words to acknowledge the people who make up the essence of our successes at CC. Many thanks to the various writers – guest and regular – who have taken the time to contribute over the past year. My appreciation also extends to the chiropractic colleges, associations and educational institutions across Canada for helping bring news and developments to our readership. I also wish to acknowledge our sponsors for their ongoing support of the publication. As well, I sincerely thank the members of the Editorial Advisory Board, who have helped me on several occasions.
Last but not least, I could not find motivation to meet my own goals were it not for the men and women who make up our readership and the profession of chiropractic in Canada. My thanks to all of you for reading us in 2009, for your comments and letters and for the strength of your convictions as you embark upon another year as doctors of chiropractic within our communities.
Blessings for the coming holidays and prayers for health and prosperity in the new year.
Bien à vous,