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X-Ray Debate Heats Back Up

– Dr. Joe Betz, Dr. Deed Harrison, Dr. Paul Oakley – Three researchers have been at the forefront of the debate on whether spine radiography has clinical utility in chiropractic technique ...

Life West Research on Optimal Human Vitality

– Monica Smith, DC, PhD – A primary focus of Life Chiropractic College West is to provide chiropractic care that is wellness-focused and supports optimal human vitality and performance. Wh...

Perspective on chiropractic research in Canada

By Austin Bergquist, PhD  It 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...

Life West research prioritizes Vitalism, objective biomarkers that give insight to optimization of health

How 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? ...

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 thei...

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 routin...

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...

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 th...

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 Discol...