Chiropractors at Work: Beyond the Clinic

In addition to providing excellent patient care, Ontario chiropractors are often involved in many initiatives that help to drive the profession forward and make a difference within the community. For example, many collaborate with other health care professionals to help patients manage their pain and improve physical function. Others are involved in international work to make a real difference in policies that affect the care that patients receive across the globe when it comes to Musculoskeletal (MSK) health.

In this section, read about some of these achievements from our OCA members.

Dr. Nardine Bekhit demonstrates exercise

Caring for the Caregivers to Improve Patient Outcomes

Sharing a clinic with a family physician, OCA member and chiropractor, Dr. Nardine Bekhit has particular interest in pediatric and prenatal populations and caring for health care professionals. Read about how Dr. Bekhit has supported medical doctors such as dentists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons.
Dr. Yaad Shergill head and shoulders

New Online Chronic Pain Management Tool Helps Support Patient Care and Improve Health Outcomes

Launched in December 2022, the Power Over Pain Portal: A first-in-Canada virtual chronic pain management tool, was developed by The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and Dr. Yaad Shergill (OCA member and chiropractor), in partnership with other hospitals, academic institutions, community organizations and people living with chronic pain.
Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles head and shoulders

Ontario Chiropractors Applaud WHO for Recognizing Low Back Pain and MSK Conditions for the First Time in 75 Years

Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles, professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), OCA member, and representative of the chiropractic profession on G-MUSC (of the Bone and Joint Decade), talks about the recent combined efforts of the chiropractic community, Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (G-MUSC), and health care professionals worldwide which resulted in World Health Organization (WHO) featuring low back pain (LBP) on the homepage of its website for the first time.