Chiropractic care for arthritis
Canadian Chiropractic Association Blog
by Marwa Mohamed
1w ago
Currently, in Canada, arthritis impacts 6 million people – that number is expected to grow to by 50 per cent (9 million) by 2024.[1] Managing arthritis can be challenging due to the natural progression of aging joints over time, and sometimes exasperated by long wait times to see a family physician. Chiropractors, as specialists in musculoskeletal (MSK) health, can play a crucial role in supporting patients with arthritis, offering both relief from symptoms as well as strategies for managing the condition effectively. What is arthritis? In Latin, “arthro-“ means “joint” and “–it is” means “in ..read more
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Dr. Ryan Coster – making a global impact
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by Simone Lai
3w ago
Dr. Ryan Coster’s new role as the incoming Vice-President of the WFC, where he served as the Canadian board representative and Secretary/Treasurer, allows him to keep his eyes firmly on the future of global chiropractic. Obtaining his doctorate in chiropractic at Sydney, Australia’s Macquarie University, he graduated at the top of his class as summa cum laude. He was drawn to Macquarie’s integrated care model, and notes, “We trained in their program alongside a variety of medical professionals and were exposed to other medical disciplines, particularly when studying anatomy, so it was a tru ..read more
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Canadian chiropractor leads the way for medical team in Canadian fencing 
Canadian Chiropractic Association Blog
by Marwa Mohamed
4M ago
Dr. Nader Abdelkader shares his unique journey from being a competitive fencer to becoming a leading figure in chiropractic care for athletes, particularly in the sport of fencing. Dr. Nader Abdelkader, DC was destined to be one of the greats in fencing.  His interest in fencing began early in life, sparked by his father, a national champion in Egypt in 1965 and Hall of Fame inductee. Instead of pushing him solely towards fencing, Dr. Abdelkader’s father encouraged him to try various sports, fostering a passion for athleticism during his adolescence.  “But I tried fencing and it stu ..read more
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Move Your Spine for World Spine Day!
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by Simone Lai
10M ago
On October 16, the Canadian Chiropractic Association joins the global movement to raise awareness about the significance of spinal health and well-being. Our spines play a pivotal role in our everyday lives, from maintaining posture to enabling movement and supporting our central nervous system. This year’s theme, “Move Your Spine,” encourages people of all ages, in all nations, to get active and support their spinal health through movement. An estimated one billion people suffer with spinal pain with 540 million people at any one time. Low back pain remains the leading cause of years lived w ..read more
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Back Pain: 3 ways chiropractors can help
Canadian Chiropractic Association Blog
by Simone Lai
1y ago
With the fall season upon us, it’s back to school—and back to work—for a majority of Canadians. With many students and workers sitting for much of the day, back pain might start setting in. Back pain is a problem that affects millions of Canadians. When your back hurts, many other things suffer too. Simple everyday tasks like getting in and out of a car, putting on a coat, picking up a child, sitting at a desk, or standing for periods of time may become unmanageable. There are many causes of back pain: injuries, heavy lifting, ageing, recreational activities, pregnancy, and the stress of ever ..read more
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Behind the Scenes of Sports Medicine: Chiropractic Care at the FIFA World Cup
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by CCA
1y ago
As the world’s most popular sport, soccer demands the utmost physical performance from its players to withstand competition on the field. With the high level of intensity and physicality involved, injuries are a reality that athletes and teams must navigate. In recent years, chiropractic care has emerged as a vital component of sports medicine. Dr. Scott Howitt, a Canadian chiropractor, has been at the forefront of his field, working closely with athletes and soccer teams, including the Canadian men’s national soccer team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After completing his undergraduate degre ..read more
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Posture perfect: maintaining the spine’s natural curves
Canadian Chiropractic Association Blog
by Simone Lai
1y ago
Good posture not only makes you look better, it also delivers increased energy, better breathing, improved circulation, and less wear and tear on your joints. It’s an investment in both your appearance and your health. The secret to good posture is maintaining the spine’s natural curves. If your spine is not properly aligned, your muscles and ligaments have to work harder to keep you upright and this can result in strain and pain. When you slouch, you also put pressure on your lungs and stomach. This can affect breathing and digestion, as well as blood flow. The Posture Test Use a three-way m ..read more
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New Study Reveals Opioids’ Failure in Treating Low Back and Neck Pain
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by CCA
1y ago
Living with chronic pain is a harsh reality for approximately six million Canadians. In recent years, the devastating opioid addiction crisis sparked by the over-prescription of pain medication has heightened concerns about the efficacy and safety of opioid pain treatment. As a result, there is a growing need to explore alternative approaches to pain management that are both safe and evidence-based. Chiropractic care emerges as a drug-free treatment option worth considering, offering potential benefits for individuals seeking relief from chronic pain while minimizing the risks associated with ..read more
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Fitness tips for badminton players in Canada
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by CCA
1y ago
Badminton is a fast-paced and dynamic sport that requires agility, speed, and precision. Whether you’re a casual player or a competitive athlete, it’s important to take care of your body and prepare it for the demands of the game. Here are some tips to help you optimize your performance and prevent injuries: Warm-Up: Prep Your Body for Action Before stepping onto the badminton court, warm up your body to increase blood flow and prepare your muscles for the intense movements involved in the sport. Engage in light aerobic exercises like jogging or jumping jacks to raise your heart rate. Additio ..read more
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Taking up pickleball this summer? Here are a few tips to consider before starting
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by CCA
1y ago
Pickleball, an enjoyable mix of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, has surged in popularity across Canada. Its low-impact nature makes it accessible for people of all ages and fitness levels. However, as with any sport, appropriate preparation and prevention strategies are essential to avoid injuries. Here are some tips to consider: Warm-Up and Cool-Down: These are crucial aspects of any sporting activity. Begin with a five to ten-minute brisk walk or jog to get your blood circulating and muscles warmed up. After playing, cool down with a slower-paced walk and stretching. Dynamic Stretches ..read more
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