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Giving Back Campaign A number of CAA member chiropractors are holding a ‘Giving Back’ Day in December, where patients can donate a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food items to the value of their consultation, in lieu of payment. On their nominated day, chiropractors are asking their patients to bring along a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food items to the value of their consultation. Even if you don't have an appointment, you may wish to donate in the lead up to this day. Anyone in the community is invited to make a donation to one of the participating clinics…
CAA’s third annual Research Symposium, as part of the CAA Annual Conference in Canberra, was a great success! This year’s event received 22 abstract submissions of which seven finalists were selected for podium and seven for poster presentation. The awarding of the Giles Medal for Research Excellence to Dr David Cassidy of Canada marked the launch of the Research Symposium. While unable to attend personally, this year Dr Cassidy delivered his Giles Lecture to the conference audience up on the big screen. Dr Cassidy is Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, in…
A Chiropractic Response to Australia's Opioid Crisis Lower back pain is the number one leading cause of disability worldwide. In Australia, it is the number one cause of early retirement, which subsequently leads to income poverty in many cases, reports the University of Sydney.1 Recent studies have demonstrated that an "overwhelming amount of research" reveals most pain medicines had little to no effect compared to placebos in treating lower back pain. GPs are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines in response to changes in major international guidelines for the management of lower back pain. The UK National Institute for Health…
At this year’s CAA Annual Conference held in Canberra, Dr Bettina Tornatora was celebrated for her contribution to the chiropractic profession with the prestigious award of Chiropractor of the Year.  Instrumental within the profession, one of Dr Tornatora's most notable contributions is her role in establishing Women in Chiropractic (WIC). From its inception in Victoria, WIC has expanded nationally with Bettina as Chair. WIC has been a great support and network for many female chiropractors around the country. Dr Tornatora's knowledge and experience as a chiropractor spans over 25 years and includes vital roles as a coach, speaker and author.…
The World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) is an international forum representing the global student chiropractic population. It aims to advance and unite the global chiropractic profession through inspiration, integrity and leadership. As part of CAA’s commitment to support the next generation of chiropractors, we sponsored students from four educational institutions, giving them the opportunity to attend the 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the WCCS in Hayward, California this year. Held between 27 July and 3 August, the WCCS AGM took place at the Life West Chiropractic College and saw over 100 chiropractic students participating from 27 chiropractic institutions…
CAA is pleased to announce that Canadian Dr David Cassidy is to be awarded the Giles Medal in 2017. The Giles Medal for Research Excellence has been established by the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) in recognition of excellence in healthcare research. This highest and most prestigious award for scientific research is named after the first chiropractor to be awarded a PhD in Australia, Dr Lynton Giles. Dr Giles subsequently went on to make an exceptional contribution to our understanding of the spine in healthcare through his basic science and clinical research. The Giles Medal is endorsed by the World…
Your Back in Action People from around the world come together on 16 October to celebrate World Spine Day, raising awareness about spinal disorders. An initiative of the International Bone and Join Decade, World Spine Day aims to bring attention to the serious impact of spinal disability and empower people to take charge of their spinal health. Millions of people worldwide are dealing with spinal disorders, such as chronic back pain. 1 in 6 Australians suffer from back problems, often leading to poorer quality of life, psychological distress and disability. Our sedentary and inactive lifestyle is a major contributing factor…
CAA National offers a number of scholarships and provides funding for research projects, as part of our commitment to building the evidence base and supporting those who wish to make a lasting contribution to the chiropractic profession through research. Previous recipients of scholarship funding have expressed the benefits of the financial assistance and the support of the Association behind them. CAA PhD scholarship recipient, Samantha Harman, is working on her thesis titled ‘The brain’s body map (internal body schema) – the role of muscle spindles’. She believes that “CAA funded PhD scholarships are good for the profession. Chiropractors involved in…
As part of CAA National’s continued efforts to curate valuable benefits and services for members, we are pleased to introduce CAA Rewards+. In addition to the existing member benefits and services, CAA Rewards+ offers an extensive range of lifestyle rewards for members. Our commitment to you extends further than assisting you in practice. This reward scheme, along with our other member benefits and services, now offer added convenience for both your professional and personal life. This new program covers a wide spectrum of offers and discounts, delivering greater value for members. You can take advantage of savings all year round,…
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