Techniques Old and New
By Maria DiDanieli
The World Federation of Chiropractic's (WFC) 10th Biennial Congress – hosted by the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) – is shaping up to be an outstanding program with strong content
on each of the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic.
Adopting a format that has proved
successful at recent WFC congresses, speakers will provide a 15
minute overview of each technique system – its history, methods,
role and supporting research – in two morning lecture sessions on
technique. They will then provide 90 minute afternoon workshops
demonstrating these techniques. Registrants are
free to choose which technique workshops they wish to attend while at the meeting.
Some techniques feature traditional
adjustment, others established and emerging soft-tissue techniques,
and speakers include:
- David Byfield, DC on Diversified for older and
- Christopher Colloca, DC on instrument adjusting
- Robert Goodman, DC of NUCCA on upper cervical
- Scott Walker, DC on Neuroemotional Technique (NET)
- Michael Leahy, DC on Active Release Technique (ART)
- Fred Carrick, DC on Chiropractic Neurology
- Tom Hyde, DC on Graston technique
Numerous other practical workshops
registrants may choose during the meeting
cover areas such as sports chiropractic (Grand Rounds), current best
methods of measuring outcomes in practice (Mior), radiology
(Grenier), low-tech rehab (Kirkwood and Kazemi), seniors’ quality
of life (Gleberzon and Amy Freedman, MD) and DC-MD inter-referral
issues and protocols (Francis Fontaine, DC MD).
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There are equally strong sessions on current research, led by Dr.
Scott Haldeman, and philosophy, led by Dr. Guy Riekeman, Dr. Gerard
Clum and Serge Robert, PhD.
The overall congress theme is
Celebrating Chiropractic In The 21st
Century.The congress is expected to attract more than 1000 doctors of chiropractic from
over 40 countries, is to be held at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel in
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 30 to May 2, 2009.