Pinnacles of Excellence for 2011
By Canadian ChiropractorNews
In the December 2011 print issue of Canadian Chiropractor, we looked at 10 awesome things that happened within the profession in Canada in 2011. Chiropractors from across the country wrote in with achievements and accomplishments from their provinces and on a national scale. But we only had room to print 10 of these laudable developments in the magazine! So, we're going to continue, here, and list some other great things that happened in chiropractic this past year. Please feel free to add to this list of 2011's pinnacles of chiropractic excellence – your contribution can be a story from your own practice, your community, your society or association, or from across Canada and around the world. Let's take a few minutes to recognize what DCs have achieved for the profession and for their patients in 2011!
In the area of practice guidelines, several DCs wrote in to acknowledge the tremendous developments in 2011. This year saw the successful completion of the newest addition to the guidelines, with the publication of Evidence-Based Guidelines for the
Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Headache in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (Vol. 34,
Issue 5, pages 274-289) in June. The utility of chiropractic in adult headaches
is outlined in this article, which reviewed relevant studies published up to
August 2009. The article also offers specific guidelines for type, frequency,
dose and duration of chiropractic treatment for various headache types. Clinical setting
information arising from the scientific manuscript will be sent to
chiropractors across the country in the very near future.
whiplash – established in 2010 – were of interest at the Canadian Association
of Occupational Therapists conference
in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where chiropractors participated in an
interdisciplinary presentation advocating for collaborative approaches to
whiplash associated disorders (WAD).
This paved yet another avenue for chiropractic to enter into
partnerships with other disciplines to enhance patient outcomes.
Oslo to speak at its annual conference, the theme of which was headaches as
they pertain to chiropractic practice.
This presentation sparked a dialogue with chiropractors in the European
community and has led to the possibility of the European Chiropractors’ Union
(ECU) working with the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines project to
establish international guidelines for headache evaluation and treatment in the
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