Chiropractic research in Canada

Perspective on chiropractic research in Canada

By Austin Bergquist, PhD  is a wonderful time to be a chiropractor in Canada. The profession has witnessed a gradual increase in utilization since the 1980s, women and diverse populations represent a greater proportion of the profession than ever before, and research activity designed
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Life West research prioritizes Vitalism, objective biomarkers that give insight to optimization of health

ow do we know – with irrefutable research and hard data – that someone who is living the chiropractic lifestyle is, in fact, healthier than the average person who is not receiving chiropractic care? That is the question before a small, deeply dedicated group of scientists led by Life
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Balancing the needs of patients: Evidence-based vs. evidence-informed care

Canadian-American physician David Sackett, often called the father of evidence-based care, birthed a broader development in health care: a shift from “trust in the experts” to “trust in numbers,” according to an online article in PubMed.gov. He could not have foreseen how evidence-bas
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Measuring the effects of chiropractic with biomarkers

There is so much information pertaining to the benefits of chiropractic for musculoskeletal problems and pain control that its efficacy is no longer questioned. The chiropractic approach is now routinely incorporated in clinical practice guidelines, the military, the work place (inclu
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Backing up the brain-body connection: Cutting-edge research shows physiological changes

Increasingly, policies from different chiropractic research groups and associations around the world are encouraging practitioners in the industry to focus on musculo-skeletal research to support their practice. Deed Harrison, DC, is a chiropractor who has spent the last decades condu
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New radiology master’s program kicks off with first resident

This fall, Life Chiropractic College West will begin working with the first radiology resident in a new degree program, the Master’s of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (MSDI) program. The training in the program also prepares the resident for a series of board exams to earn a Diplomate
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Case study: Improving diagnosis

Kim Khauv, DC, a member of the Life West faculty, recently co-authored a research article published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research: “Cervical Spine Subluxation Leading to Discoligamentous Injury Following a Motor Vehicle Accident: A Case Report.” Here’s an
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Making adjustments to Life West’s Anatomy Labs

Join us in creating one of the most advanced chiropractic basic sciences learning environments in the western United States, right here at Life Chiropractic College West. Your participation in the Gross Anatomy Lab Capital Campaign will leverage grants from generous foundations and co
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Speakers at The WAVE to highlight research behind chiropractic

Some of the biggest names in chiropractic will be speaking at The WAVE, Life Chiropractic College West’s annual conference, this summer in Oakland, and many of them are driving forces behind the science that supports chiropractic care. The WAVE offers a chance to gain insight in
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NUCCA leader joins Life West faculty

Life West held its first weekly seminar of the 2019 spring quarter last Friday. Surprise guest Jeff Scholten, DC, spoke to students about starting their journey in chiropractic and where it could lead. Dr. Scholten has just recently joined the Life West faculty to teach classes on spi
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