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Research symposium highlights opportunities for DCs


November 3, 2011
By Maria DiDanieli


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Nov 2,
Toronto, Ont. – On October 29-30, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
(CMCC) held its 2011 Research Symposium titled Cumulative Trauma Injury with a focus on disability management,
injury prevention and care within the work environment.

The
weekend featured a formidable lineup of speakers that highlighted the progress
of CMCC researchers in this field, but that also reached beyond CMCC walls –
and indeed the profession – to harness the knowledge and work of an
interdisciplinary group of North American health scientists.

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While
presenting their particular and very specific efforts to characterize various
elements of this field of study and practice, each scientist was extremely
mindful to convey the significance of their discoveries and developments to the
clinician in practice.  The speakers’
focus on translating their work into clinically relevant take-home points spoke
of the profession’s determination to bridge the clinic-research divide. 

Finally,
the symposium highlighted opportunities for chiropractors to participate in
research, as well as in the prevention and care of cumulative trauma injuries
resulting in work disability.  As well,
the presentations emphasized that DCs, as holistic practitioners with
specialized knowledge of musculoskeletal health and its psychosocial
determinants, are well positioned to facilitate successful return to work for
their patients. 

Incorporating
a few ‘twists’ representing truly innovative work on the part of the
presenters, the symposium proved a conduit for interprofessional education
focused on enhancing patient-centered chiropractic care.

For a
more detailed report on the symposium, please see the Dec. 2011 issue of
Canadian Chiropractor magazine.