Many of us take our balance for granted, but for those with health conditions that impair balance, it can be a real struggle. Dr. Jean-Sébastien Blouin is conducting research at the University of British Columbia to help uncover the mechanisms of balance in healthy individuals so that treatment protocols can be developed for patients with balance deficits.
Dr. Jason Busse, Chiropractic Research Chair at McMaster University is conducting research into ways to improve medical assessments for low back pain and create greater efficiency when determining the most appropriate course of care.
Learn more about how spinal stenosis research at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College is helping to uncover new treatments for this debilitating condition.
Chiropractic research in Canada would not be what it is today without the tireless efforts of Executive Vice President, Dr. Allan Gotlib. Thanks to his work through the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation, many public universities across the country are home to a chiropractic research chair or professorship and generate credible scientific research that ultimately benefits health care for all Canadians.
Dr. Carlo Ammendolia is conducting research into how chiropractic care can benefit patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis, enabling them to have greater range of movement and better quality of life.
When it comes to taking images of the spine, it makes sense to take them in the upright or “weight bearing” position. Drs. Brownlee and Ouimet discuss the benefits of weight bearing MRI for back pain and chronic conditions.
How can a flight simulator help to uncover causes and treatments for back pain? Dr. Greg Kawchuk is a researcher at the University of Alberta who is using this technology to assist in breaking down the mechanics of how patients with back pain move and how they can move more effectively.
How do we take research from our universities and transfer it to every day practice? Dr. André Bussières and his team are developing Clinical Practice Guidelines to help practitioners in the field to utilize the best evidence based practices.
Dr. Jason Busse, chiropractic researcher at McMaster University is conducting studies that aim to better identify these variables so that it is easier to distinguish high-risk patients from those who require less intervention.
Spinal stenosis is one of the most common causes of disability and loss of independence in older adults. Through his research, Dr. Carlo Ammendolia has developed a clinical treatment and exercise program dubbed “Spinal Stenosis Bootcamp” which aims to give these individuals greater range of motion and decrease symptoms.