Chiropractic Research at Life West

Driving data-backed advancements in the field of chiropractic care

Patient Outcomes and Clinical Research

The nexus of our chiropractic research effort.

At Life West, we are continually developing our research expertise, infrastructure, and capacity across a range of critical research domains – Public Health and Health Services Research; Educational Research; Basic Science, Neuroscience, and Translational Research; Biomechanics and Ergonomics.

Conducting and collaborating — Integrative and cross-cutting research.


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The Life West Telomere Study is a major research project exploring the effect of chiropractic care on overall health outcomes through the observation of telomeres – measurable biomarkers that help us understand a person’s biological age.

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Our latest articles on chiropractic research

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 cli...Read More

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 op...Read More

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,...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 “tr...Read More

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 m...Read More

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