Chiropractic in the News


Preventing injuries in low impact activities

People are spending more time outdoors fixing up their yards so it’s easy to forget that injuries from these types of activities are common. Dr. Nekessa Remy is here this morning to help us get limbered up.

June 5, 2024
How can you support someone with chronic pain?
HR Reporter
Chronic pain may be the reason your workers are not performing at an optimal level at work. And pain affects all parts of a person’s life, says one expert.
“From quality of life to their general health, to their mental and emotional health, to their risk of suicide, difficulty with cognitive function, fatigue, exhaustion, sleep problems, difficulty engaging in their normal activities of daily living, absenteeism, social connection, healthcare utilization,” says Demetry Assimakopoulos, senior chiropractor at the Pain and Wellness Centre, in talking with Canadian HR Reporter.
April 17, 2024
Image of a panel discussion at the Wellbeing Summit in Toronto. HR professionals discuss physical and mental health at HRD’s Wellbeing Summit
HR Reporter

Making employees feel heard and valued when physical and mental health is placed as a priority leads to a shift in engagement, retention, behaviour and health, said Dr. Dwight Chapin, clinic director and owner of High Point Wellness Centre. Chapin emphasized this point at HRD’s Wellbeing Summit, which was held at Arcadian Court Toronto on February 28.

February 29, 2024
Image of a massage therapist giving a patient a back massage. Should you tip your massage therapist or your chiropractor? Here’s what the experts say
Toronto Star

Similar to physiotherapists, tipping for chiropractors seems to be the exception, rather than the rule. In an emailed statement, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario told the Star, “there is no prohibition on chiropractors accepting gifts or tips from patients,” but chiropractors in the province “must comply with all regulatory standards, policies and Guidelines, including provisions relating to billing and conflict of interest.”

February 17, 2024
Image of a woman rubbing her neck in pain. 5 posture mistakes a chiropractor would never make — and how to fix them
Yahoo! Canada

Canadians need to straighten up — their backs, that is. Over the past few years, the rise of working from home has exacerbated poor posture, launching many into a world of pain. Discomfort is the main symptom that people notice as a result of poor posture, but ultimately, slouching can have negative impacts on a variety of bodily functions. If you’re looking to overhaul your posture, we asked Toronto-based chiropractor Dr. Naeha Sareen from Peak Rehab, for 5 of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to posture, and what to do instead.

February 12, 2024
Maureen Hurren poses for a photo at a hockey rink. ‘Wonderful’ local volunteers help Winter Games athletes shine

Andrew Westelaken, 48, has been volunteering for the Winter Games at Orillia’s Rotary Place this week. He is coordinating the table tennis tournament. “I’m a chiropractor, so I have a vested interest in health in sport,” he explained. “When I see people at this age keeping their vitality and activity, it’s wonderful and great to see.”

February 8, 2024
Two Ontario chiropractors posing for a photo. Full circle health-care clinic now open in Lindsay
Peterborough Examiner

Dan Nighswander and Nicholas Downey have built their own field of dreams to help those that come hit a home run for health. The two chiropractors had been talking for some time about creating a place that would offer a diverse range of services. The doors to Three Sixty Health in Lindsay opened Feb. 1 with limited services. An official grand opening — and further expansion of services — will take place Feb. 20. The facility features two gyms, eight treatment rooms and a virtual platform.

February 5, 2024
Two runners going up the stairs The best orthopedic shoes, according to experts
Yahoo! News

Enduring chronic joint or foot pain can destroy not only your day but also your mental health … Dr. Liza Egbogah, a chiropractor, osteopath, and body and posture expert, tells Yahoo Life, “Orthopedic shoes are designed to support the feet, address specific foot disorders and provide comfort.”

January 5, 2024
Dr. Danielle Warner with her team at Foster Family Chiropractic in Newmarket. Newmarket chiropractor releases book as resource for better living

Dr. Danielle Warner didn’t set out to write a book. The chiropractor and owner of Foster Family Chiropractic in Newmarket, 16945 Leslie St., had been thinking for years about pulling together all of the strategies and tips she recommends to practice members.

January 2, 2024
Kaleb Dahlgren poses for a photo at the OCA 2023 Thrive Conference. Humboldt bus crash survivor shares story of resilience at Niagara Falls conference
Welland Tribune

On Saturday [Kaleb] was the keynote speaker for the Ontario Chiropractic Association Thrive Conference at Niagara Falls Convention Centre. Sitting down before his speech, Dahlgren said the talks always leave him inspired, despite the grim subject matter … He is currently studying at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and expects to treat his first patients in five months.

December 10, 2023
An image of hands being held on top of a table. Mental health comorbidities affect workers’ recovery from back pain: report
Human Resources Director Canada

Comorbidities are fairly common in worker’s compensation cases involving lower back pain, and can have a significant impact on workers’ recovery, according to a report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

December 6, 2023
Members of the Indigenous Chiropractic Caucus in Ottawa. Indigenous Chiropractic Caucus established to better serve Indigenous patients

Being able to help people with Musculoskeletal issues will help save Canada’s economy billions of dollars says the head of a new organization called the Indigenous Chiropractic Caucus… The caucus is established under the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Ward says the caucus will work to increase access to musculoskeletal (MSK) care for Indigenous peoples across Canada.

December 1, 2023
An image of a desk with a pink background. How to find a good home-office desk according to a workplace design specialist
Globe and Mail

If you started working from home at the beginning of the pandemic, you likely created a comfortable home office years ago, while I procrastinated on making the investment until earlier this year. I was still using a small desk I had bought on Amazon as a temporary fix, and it finally caught up with me. Extreme shoulder pain kicked in, and it was only after my chiropractor’s urging that I updated to a setup that didn’t leave me hunched, my arms dangling with no support.

November 18, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy demonstrating exercises to prevent injury on Global News. Dr. Nekessa Remy’s winter injury prevention guide
Global News

As the frosty season approaches, don’t let the chill dampen your winter adventures! Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy provides valuable tips on choosing appropriate winter footwear, key warm-up routines for cold-weather activities, and essential balance training to minimize the risk of slips and falls.

November 6, 2023
Murphy Chiropractic Health Centre (MCHC) in Carleton Place is kicking off its 2023 Hats and Mitts Campaign, which runs the month of November. Carleton Place chiropractic health centre warming hands and hearts this winter

Murphy Chiropractic Health Centre (MCHC) in Carleton Place is encouraging the public to help provide warmth for those who are experiencing difficult times. Dr. Sean and Christine Murphy have officially kicked off MCHC’s 2023 Hats and Mitts Campaign, which runs the month of November… Donations of new or homemade hats and mitts will be accepted at MCHC, located at 3 Costello Dr., during office hours.

October 24, 2023
A woman struggles with back pain while sitting at her desk. How employers can support ergonomics, reduce chronic pain amid return to office
Benefits Canada

Employers can support ergonomics by maintaining a proper workstation, providing education and offering proper Paramedical coverage, says Dr. Crystal Draper, senior manager of professional practice at the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

October 17, 2023
A photo of a man running. Should you run the day before your race?
Canadian Running Magazine

We spoke to three professional coaches: Olympian Dylan Wykes, marathoner and chiropractor Dr. Brittany Moran and 5,000m Olympian Jessica O’Connell, who gave their best advice for how runners can best prepare the day before their goal race.

October 12, 2023
A headshot of Dr. Ayla Azad, CEO of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Why Spinal Health Matters
Human Resources Director Canada

Even if one has no injury, spinal pain alone can be detrimental to workers’ performance, said Dr. Ayla Azad, CEO of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), in talking with HRD Canada…There are a number of ways employers can help support the spinal health of their workers, according to Azad. For those suffering from spinal injuries, employers should provide the disability benefits plans and ensure that “workers know that they have coverage for things like chiropractic care, so they can utilize those benefits to help them with their, with their issues,” she said.

October 11, 2023
An image of a woman rubbing her neck in pain. What is ‘tech neck’? How do you get rid of it?
Yahoo! Canada

Tech neck is caused by hours spent stressing back and neck muscles to look at phones and computer screens. Holding those muscles still for too long can lead to headaches, neck spasms and soreness. It’s estimated that seven out of 10 people experience neck pain in their lives. According to Dr. Blank, tech neck can lead to complications such as pain and “chronic tightness” in the front and back of the neck, chest and even shoulders from constantly looking down at devices.

October 9, 2023
Angela Sage posing with physiotherapist Mike Finlay at HHS's Regional Rehabilitation Centre. Taking pains to solve a lower back mystery
Hamilton Health Sciences

Sage credits chiropractic specialist Dr. David Dos Santos, the practice lead for the Musculoskeletal Central Intake and Assessment Centre at HHS Hamilton General Hospital, with solving the mystery of what was causing her pain and weakness, and connecting her to life-changing neurosurgery and rehabilitation.

October 3, 2023
Dr. Melissa Myre with a patient. Sudbury chiropractor targets chronic pain and how to treat it
The Sudbury Star

There’s a new chiropractor in town. But Michelle Myre sees the health profession as much more than the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Part health coach and part patient advocate, Myre strives to help patients achieve better mobility, empowering them with knowledge and skills to continue the work she initiates in her office.

September 18, 2023
A man and two women posing for a photo in front of a blue background. Awarding achievements
London Inc. Magazine

The recipient of numerous business, patient care and personal awards, Campbell Chiropractic Centre continually excels by providing exceptional patient experiences and personalized care plans that help patients achieve their health goals.

September 12, 2023
Screen capture of the article on Healthy Debate Reducing opioid use for back, neck and shoulder pain starts with interprofessional collaboration
Healthy Debate

The COVID-19 pandemic has become an unplanned experiment in what it means to have reduced access to care. This fallout, combined with makeshift home offices and other factors, has created a perfect storm for those suffering from spine, muscle and joint – or musculoskeletal (MSK) – conditions. It also added fuel to the opioid crisis, particularly in treating chronic back pain. Fortunately, there are several ways to address back, neck and shoulder pain that doesn’t require medication. (This is an opinion piece contributed by Caroline Brereton, CEO, OCA.)

August 31, 2023
Man suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome holding his wrist in pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome: How to combat a costly problem
Canadian HR Reporter

There are ways that workers can help minimize the likelihood that they will get CTS [carpal tunnel syndrome] … Chiropractic care can be a key way to treat certain injuries, according to one expert.

August 24, 2023
A chiropractor speaking with a news anchor in a studio. Keeping Healthy with a Chiropractor
Global News

Global’s Eilish Bonang is joined in studio by chiropractor, Dr. Anthony Ciccarelli, to talk about ways to keep your body healthy as we head into the Fall!

August 24, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy in studio demonstrating exercises to prevent back pain, Tips to relieve nagging lower back pain

How you sit might be putting unnecessary strain on your lower back. Dr. Nekessa Remy was in studio to help us relieve some of that lower back pain.

August 23, 2023
The 'Power Over Pain Portal' logo. The Ottawa Hospital and partners launch new online tool to support patients living with chronic pain
The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) has partnered with other hospitals, academic institutions, community organizations, and people who live with chronic pain to create the Power Over Pain Portal, a first-in-Canada virtual chronic pain management portal. Funded by Health Canada, Power Over Pain offers free evidenced-based virtual resources to help youth and adults manage their chronic pain.

August 23, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy on Global's The Morning Show Treating summer injuries Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy
Global News (The Morning Show)

Avoid those summer exercise mishaps! Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy brings us expert tips on how to bounce back from common summer workout injuries using massage guns, foam rollers, and more.

August 8, 2023
A woman running down a flat road 4 exercises to improve spine mobility
Canadian Running Magazine

To improve thoracic spine mobility, try doing the following exercises once or twice a week. If you frequently feel stiff through your back, neck and shoulders, consider booking an appointment with a chiropractor, who can provide a more in-depth assessment and help you regain mobility through your spine.

July 14, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy on the set of Global News' morning show Tips for reducing back pain this summer
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy helps us minimize back pain with easy stretches. Plus, how choosing the right shoes and pillows can help reduce aches.

July 4, 2023
Runner Natasha Wodak holding a Canadian flag Natasha Wodak and Jeremy Coughler win Canadian 10,000m titles
Canadian Running Magazine

On the men’s side, London, Ont’s. Jeremy Coughler emerged as a first-time national champion, crossing the finish line in 28:46.96 on a warm and windy evening at the Pacific Distance Carnival … Representing the London Western Track Club and working as a full-time chiropractor, Coughler has been on a roll in 2023, winning multiple races and showcasing his talent.

June 26, 2023
Three women running Try this 800m workout to improve your speed
Canadian Running

With the spring racing season nearly over and the fall season a long way off, for many runners, the hotter months are a time to cut back on distance and put in some faster track work. Coach of Toronto’s StrideWise Running group, Dr. Brittany Moran, gave us this fun, fast workout to get your legs moving.

June 22, 2023
A sign that says "Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame" Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame announces 2023 class
Blackburn News

The Special Achievement category belongs to Dr. John Vargo this year for his work as a sports injury specialist. He has traveled with Athletics Canada to the Commonwealth Games and world championships as part of their medical team. He also does chiropractic treatments for the Sarnia Sting and works as a consultant to professional hockey and football players.

June 4, 2023
Dr. Joel Kerr on the set of Breakfast Television Prevent exercise injury with these easy (and effective) moves
Breakfast Television

Hosts Todd and Devo are joined by movement performance coach, neurofunctional acupuncture clinician, and chiropractor, Dr. Joel Kerr to discuss how to prepare your body to avoid injuries while exercising.

May 27, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy and host of CHCH-TV 5-minute muscle & joint routine to keep you pain free this season

As we tackle spring activities, it’s important to take the time to prepare the muscles and joints to avoid injury. Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy shows how to do a 5-minute routine that could help reduce your chance of injuries.

May 22, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy on the set of Global News' morning show. Fly High and stay spry with easy in-flight exercises
Global News (The Morning Show)

Don’t let sore joints ruin your vacation! Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy shares quick and easy exercises to prevent injuries during long plane rides.

May 16, 2023
Dr. Griffiths and two other women hold a cheque ‘Building bridges’ with Guelph’s 2nd Yoga Fest
Guelph Mercury Tribune

Whether you want to try yoga for the first time or are already a pro, you can enjoy Guelph’s second annual Yoga Fest on May 28. Kirstie Griffiths, doctor of chiropractic and yoga instructor, explained there will be many services attendees can sign up for, starting at 8:45 a.m., for their 9 a.m. start, from acupuncture and reiki treatments, to osteopathy, chiropractic care and more.

May 9, 2023
Dr. Marryshow on Breakfast Television These exercises could help ‘future proof’ your body
Breakfast Television

Sid and Sharleen are joined by Dr. Kevin Marryshow, chiropractor and Head of Purpose at Myodetox, and Kalia Lunny, registered physiotherapist to show some ways to exercise your body after a long day at the office.

May 8, 2023
A man playing the cello UHN’s Artists’ Health Centre helping patient keep making beautiful music      
University Health Network (Newsroom)

Fortunately, UHN’s Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre specializes in treating artists and the complications that arise from their professions. Their health care team treats patients who are artists of all disciplines, and each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of their artistry. One of these patients is David Liam Roberts, a cellist freelancing in Toronto and studying at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. He started scheduling regular appointments at the Artists’ Health Centre when he needed care associated with playing his cello … “A lot of people might be surprised about the strain that playing an instrument puts on your body,” says David Liam, who works with health care specialists such as chiropractors and massage therapists to help address risks resulting from his occupational duties.

May 4, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy and hosts of The Morning Show Simple stretches for a pain-free spring
Global News (The Morning Show)

As the weather heats up, many of us are getting outside and returning to outdoor activities. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy explains how to protect yourself against aches and pains with a simple stretching routine that only takes five minutes.

May 2, 2023
male golfer working to get in golf shape Experts On Call – Visions Of Canada      
iHeartRADIO (AM 800)

Host Kyle Horner is joined by speakers including Dr. Mario Micovsky, a chiropractor practising in Micovsky Chiropractic in Windsor and OCA member to talk about how vision and body ergonomics (like posture) affects a golfer. Dr. Micovsky is also a golf performance and rehab specialist at GPAR Golf Performance and Rehab Canada in Kingsville, Ontario.

May 1, 2023
Three wild horses Managing Lameness in Horses – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Treatments for lameness include rest, medications, joint support, and rehabilitation. Some horses need more specialized treatment to return to full athletic function, and some may benefit from alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage, or chiropractic.

April 26, 2023
Article author Debbie MacDonald Moynes Summer fit tips for gardeners
Pembroke Observer (Opinion)

The Ontario Chiropractic Association has eight summer fit tips for gardeners to keep your back healthy as you exercise and enjoy the outdoors…learn the proper technique for whatever activity you’re taking on, for example, be sure to kneel, not bend, when planting your outdoor garden; maximize your mobility and range of motion to maintain good mobility for muscles and joints…don’t overdo it; make sure you cool down and stretch out your muscles and joints…and; finally, seek professional health from a health care professional, such as a chiropractor or physiotherapist, to help you recover.

April 24, 2023
Two women Doctors urge improved DE&I in healthcare benefits
Canadian HRReporter (in partnership with CCA)

Despite ongoing awareness campaigns, company training, and a much talked about desire for progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion, systemic racism and discrimination prevail … To truly create an inclusive and equitable workplace that values diversity, a shift at levels much deeper than what have been relied upon to date must happen. This is the message two prominent DE&I advocates and Doctors of Chiropractic want to convey.

April 14, 2023
Dr. Patricia Tavares caring after a patient Dr. Patricia Tavares appointed as Director of Clinics
World Spine Care

OCA member Dr. Patricia Tavares has been appointed the Director of Clinics for World Spine Care. Dr. Tavares has been a member of the board of World Spine Care Canada and the Clinic Coordinator in Moca, Dominican Republic. She will now oversee the clinical activities for all of the World Spine Care clinics in Botswana, India, Ghana, the Dominican Republic, and Canada.

April 7, 2023
Dr. Ryan Garcia Elated Health and Wellness a long-term goal for Dr. Ryan Garcia

Dr. Ryan Garcia, OCA member, gets to help people every day. It was a goal the local chiropractor says he had set out for himself when he was very young … Elated Health and Wellness is Dr. Garcia’s first practice of his own. Something that was “a dream of mine coming out of chiropractic school to operate in my own clinic” … He adds some people have a misconception about what exactly a chiropractor does. “People see chiropractors on YouTube or Tik Tok and it’s all about the “cracking” and they think that is all we do. But that is only part of what we actually do,” says Dr. Garcia.

April 3, 2023
A chiropractor providing care to a patient Vertebral artery dissection: How risky is it to ‘crack’ your neck?
Healthing (a Postmedia publication)

Contrary to popular belief, “chiropractors don’t ‘crack’ anything,” says Dr. Debbie Wright, chair of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. “The noise you sometimes hear that is associated with adjustments is caused by the formation of gas bubbles in spinal joint fluid and when the joint is quickly stretched, you may hear that sound.” She explains that spinal manipulation, also known as chiropractic adjustments, help to relieve neck and back pain in two primary ways. It improves mobility in the joints of the neck and back thereby improving function, and the adjustment also help decrease pain in the affected tissues by modulating the pain response of the nervous system.

March 27, 2023
A chiropractor treating a patient Fostering female empowerment through employee benefits
Canadian HRReporter (in partnership with CCA)

As companies strive to create more inclusive and supportive work environments, one area that is often overlooked is women’s health. More specifically, women’s musculoskeletal (MSK) health. “Dr. Stacy Sims, a female physiology and nutrition scientist out of New Zealand said it best: ‘Women are not small men,’” says Dr. Carol Ann Weis, OCA member, and associate professor and course coordinator for female care at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College … By strategizing benefits and policies that recognize women’s MSK health, companies not only improve the lives of their female employees, but they can also create a healthier, more engaged workforce.

March 20, 2023
A woman sitting behind a laptop, with her hand on the back of her neck How remote, hybrid working arrangements are affecting musculoskeletal issues
Benefits Canada

During the coronavirus pandemic, most people were forced to work remotely and create makeshift offices in spaces that weren’t designed for that purpose. The result is a serious impact on musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Ayla Azad, interim chief executive officer of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, says remote and hybrid work are having a major effect on musculoskeletal conditions because people are forced to work in more awkward positions at home and they’re not thinking about their posture.

March 17, 2023
Dr. Remy and hosts talking about proper use of luggage when traveling Preventative guide to common injuries on spring break
Global News (The Morning Show)

March Break is right around the corner, and that means many families are busy packing their bags. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy explains the proper techniques when it comes to packing to avoid common back strains. She also shares a pillow hack to help your neck when you’re travelling.

March 10, 2023
A woman standing with arms crossed Your employee health benefits may need a refresh – here’s why
Canadian HRReporter (in partnership with CCA)

According to leaders in the insurance sector, there’s an increased focus on spine, muscle, and nervous system conditions (musculoskeletal health), including disorders like arthritis, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome, all of which are commonly seen in the workplace … “MSK issues can have far-reaching impacts on the mental, physical and emotional wellness of employees and their families, and they have the potential to become quite debilitating.” [says Marie-Chantal Côté, senior vice-president, Group Benefits, Sun Life].

March 7, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy demonstrating a back stretch 5 tips to avoid vacation travel pain

We all love a good vacation, but how can we avoid the travel pain that might come along with it? Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy … Has some tips for how to avoid pain when lugging heavy suitcases around and sleeping in unfamiliar locations.

March 7, 2023
A patient getting care from a chiropractor Mental health and chronic pain: Understanding your employees’ invisible illnesses
Canadian HRReporter (in partnership with CCA)

There is growing research linking chronic pain and poor mental health and though it appears to be ‘invisible,’ it’s crippling your workforce … Because chiropractors receive a wide breadth of education, they are trained to recognize mental health ‘yellow flags’ and make a referral, especially when a comorbidity has an impact on current prognosis. By addressing chronic pain symptoms, chiropractors may be able to help create the conditions for mental health to improve.

February 21, 2023
Dr. Nekessa Remy with The Morning Show's hosts TMS Total Makeover: Easing back into exercise
Global News (The Morning Show)

Many of us have resolved to be healthier in the New Year, but getting back to the gym isn’t without risks. As part of the TMS Total Makeover Series chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy provides tips on how to avoid the most common injuries.

January 18, 2023
People sitting in a meeting room, stretching Supporting healthy habits in the workplace for 2023
Canadian HRReporter (in partnership with CCA)

HR professionals are well placed to support strategies that empower employees to improve their physical and mental health … Any good strategy relies on the guidance of specialists, and when it comes to the health of the spine, muscle and nervous system, chiropractors are the experts … Dr. Karishma Kapoor, chiropractor, OCA member, and member experience specialist at the Canadian Chiropractic Association has seen a lot of workplace health complaints. She explains, “The most common MSK conditions in the workplace are complaints involving the neck, or shoulders, most prevalent in desk workers.”

January 13, 2023
Car accident 5 Essential Self-Care Tips After a Car Accident
Ottawa Life Magazine

If you recently had an accident that you are recovering from, you have probably experienced many physical, emotional, and financial hardships … Here are some essential self-care tips after a car accident: Chiropractic care is effective if you have injuries that cause chronic pain. It’s also good if you have other issues, such as headaches, joint pain, and fatigue … Chiropractic care can be beneficial if you have whiplash or other neck-related injuries resulting from the accident. It can help to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve mobility.

December 20, 2022
EOC 2PM – Visions of Canada (Experts on Call)

Host Kyle Horner is joined by Paul Boyko of Visions of Canada, and Dr. Derrick Dimenna, chiropractor, OCA member, and golf specialist who talks about his role at Gold Performance and Rehab Canada (GPAR) and importance of vision in golfing.

December 3, 2022
A woman sitting behind her computer, with her hand on her back in pain How to Alleviate Body Aches and Pains—And Prevent Them from Returning
Reader's Digest (CCA submission)

Whether your back aches from sitting at your computer all day or you’re experiencing mobility issues as you age, chiropractic care can treat the discomfort and keep you moving and feeling your best. When was the last time you checked in with your body? … “Chiropractors help ease Canadians’ pain, enabling them to live the active, pain-free lives they want,” says Dr. Ayla Azad, a chiropractor and OCA member from Ajax, Ontario. “We focus on your spine, muscle, nervous system and treat the bones, muscles, soft tissues, and joints that you use every day.”

November 21, 2022
Host Dina is joined by chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy to share tips on fall footwear Tips for tapping into fall footwear trends without sacrificing comfort
Breakfast Television

Host Dina is joined by Dr. Nekessa Remy, chiropractor and OCA member to share some tips on fall footwear without sacrificing your health.

November 15, 2022
Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy Tips and tricks to help prevent back pain
Global News (The Morning Show)

Back pain can have a major impact on our daily lives, and as we approach the busiest time of the year, the last thing we all want is our back acting up. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy explains how to properly use a tool that helps roll away the pain.

November 7, 2022
Host of Breakfast Television with chiropractor Dr. Gray Here are the best ways to avoid common gardening injuries
Breakfast Television (Home & Garden)

Frankie is joined by chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray who talks gardening and how to ensure you don’t injure yourself in the process.

November 7, 2022
Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Andrea Sorichetti Belleville’s Own: A pioneering lady of integrity
The Kingston Whig-Standard

In 2013, chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Andrea Sorichetti moved to Belleville to join the Belleville Integrative Health Centre (BIHC) … Dr. Sorichetti also runs Quinte Animal Chiropractic, based in the Loyalist Veterinary Orthopedic and Rehab Centre in Belleville … She won the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Reader’s Choice Award for Belleville’s Favourite Chiropractor.

November 4, 2022
Dr. Sean Murphy, chiropractor, and his wife Carleton Place chiropractic clinic keeping children warm this winter

Winter is on its way and Murphy Chiropractic Health Centre in Carleton Place is doing its part to make sure children stay warm. The clinic has officially kicked off its yearly Hats and Mitts campaign, which runs the month of November.

November 1, 2022
A older chiropractic care patient 93-year-old patient helps celebrates 20th anniversary of Newmarket’s Murray Family Chiropractic clinic

At 93, June Coulson is the oldest patient at Newmarket’s Murray Family Chiropractic clinic, and she helped celebrate the business’s 20th anniversary on Oct. 21 … The property was built in 1876. Chiropractor, owner, and OCA member Dr. Rob Murray provides a valuable service to his patients. His wife and office manager, Danielle Murray, says: “I see miracles all the time. He is gifted at helping people heal their bodies and achieve an extraordinary quality of life.”

October 31, 2022
Woman holding her neck, in pain Living With Chronic Pain? 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do
When Women Inspire

Statistics reveal that approximately 8 million Canadians live with chronic pain. Indeed, chronic pain can interfere with your daily life, as you often feel discomfort and exhaustion. Moreover, it’s not unusual for people with this condition to experience anxiety and depression, poor sleep, etc. Fortunately, various solutions can help you live with chronic pain without compromising your life quality … Here are a few worth considering [including chiropractic care].

October 1, 2022
Dr. Maher Obeid, chiropractor and OCA member Our kids’ backpacks — friend or foe? (Opinion piece submitted by Dr. Maher Obeid, chiropractor and OCA member)

But for our little ones bundled in heavy and oversized backpacks, the start of the school season can leave them bearing quite a burden. Pens, pencils, notebooks, indoor shoes and lunch — not to mention tablets and books — jammed in an ill-fitted pack can create muscle aches and pains, especially for young children carrying around bags twice their size. Carrying excessive weight can cause wear-and-tear on their little lower backs, joints and muscles. Often times these body parts overcompensate, which can cause stiffness, a loss in range of motion and pain over time.

September 21, 2022
Paul Roos served for nine years in the Canadian Armed Forces. His chronic pain began in 2012 Military veteran living with chronic pain for a decade says he had to learn to ‘push through’
CBC News (Hamilton)

Paul Roos has been living with chronic pain for the last 10 years — a direct result of injuries he sustained while serving as an infantry officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Roos, also the director of operations with the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans in Hamilton, says chronic pain is a condition affecting roughly 20 per cent of Canadians … Roos said he eventually met a chiropractor in a pain clinic who was able to reduce the pain levels, and walked him through “what is an acceptable level of pain that you should push through and what you shouldn’t push through.”

September 19, 2022
A table with blue hard (construction) hats and awards plaques CKHA announces community volunteers for Building Community Advisory Committee for Wallaceburg’s hospital
Sydenham Current

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance has announced the community volunteers who will sit on the organization’s newly established Building Community Advisory Committee to inform the next stage of planning and design for the Wallaceburg Site … Representing the Wallaceburg area are volunteers Jeff Wesley and Dr. William Currier … Dr. Currier has been actively involved in the Ontario Chiropractic Association throughout his career.

September 17, 2022
Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Gray on Breakfast Television TV channel A chiropractor’s guide to properly sitting at a desk
Breakfast Television

Breakfast Television’s hosts Dina and Sid are joined by Dr. Stephen Gray, OCA member and a certified chiropractor, who shares tips on how to avoid muscle soreness or injuries from sitting at your desk.

September 8, 2022
A yoga class full of students Yoga fundraiser in Guelph aims to bring people together
Global News

The first-ever Guelph Yoga Fest is happening this Sunday … Event organizer Dr. Kirstie Griffiths, OCA member and local chiropractor and yoga teacher, said there hasn’t been a lot with regards to yoga and yoga fest is a way for people to get outside. “We’ve lost a lot of the community in the yoga world, especially in Guelph with a couple of studios that have closed,” Griffiths said. “My interest as a health-care provider is how the isolation that we have experienced has contributed to health problems.”

August 26, 2022
Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy on Global News TV channel Alleviating foot pain with Dr. Nekessa Remy
CHCH (Morning Live)

With the summer season wrapping up, people may be experiencing more foot pain caused by wearing less supportive footwear. Dr. Nekessa Remy, OCA member, joined Global News to give suggestions for footwear options and teach exercises that will strengthen the feet and alleviate some of that pain.

August 25, 2022
Dr. Sarah Hopkins, chiropractor and OCA member, posing with medals St. Catharines chiropractor competing for Canada at world open-water, swim-run championship in Italy
St. Catharines Standard

Dr. Sarah Hopkins, OCA member, doesn’t need to fill a suitcase to overflowing when she travels to Italy next month to compete in the Aquaticrunner World Championships. As long as she packs a swimsuit and running shoes, the St. Catharines chiropractor will be well-dressed for any occasion, on land as well as in the water. And there will be plenty of sand and surf along a course totalling 30 kilometres over five islands for Hopkins, one of eight athletes representing Canada in the swim-run race.

August 24, 2022
A woman with a hunchback Asking For A Friend: Am I getting a hunchback?
Healthing (a Postmedia publication)

Dr. Ayla Azad, a Thornhill chiropractor and chief experience officer with the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), has seen her share of neck and back troubles throughout her 25 years in clinical practice. “There’s no doubt that musculoskeletal, as we call them, issues with the muscles, bones, joints and nervous system are very prevalent among Canadians, ” she says. “One of the aspects to that could be our lifestyles today, hunching forward, we’re sitting a lot more so that sedentary lifestyle does take a toll and can absolutely contribute to the amount of people who are suffering with pain.” … Whether you’re on your laptop or your phone, take regular breaks, she says. If you’re sitting, for example, get up and move around … Stretching can also help counteract the chronic hunching.

August 15, 2022
Dr. Gray demonstrates a stretch with morning show host Easy summer stretches to keep you fit and flexible  
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray demonstrates simple stretches to help prep your body for your favourite summer activities.

August 11, 2022
Dr. Gordon-Tennant assessing female patient's arm Sustaining a healthy, productive workforce through chiropractic care
Canadian HRReporter (produced in partnership with the Ontario Chiropractic Association)

While Ontario’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is in motion, much of its success hinges on maintaining a healthy and productive workforce. And since impaired spine, muscle and joint or musculoskeletal (MSK) health is responsible for a great loss of productivity in the workforce, it’s more important than ever for employees to access the chiropractic care they need. Caroline Brereton, CEO of OCA outlines the benefits of comprehensive EHC plans for employees to receive care for their MSK and related nervous system conditions.

August 5, 2022
A woman scratching a pig's head Area sanctuary helps mistreated animals, nourishes the soul

Ralphy’s Retreat Animal Sanctuary has become a welcome refuge for these lovable farm animals who haven’t always experienced humanity at its finest … Some of the animals like Valentino and Hartley were seized by animal control for being neglected or abused … A chiropractor also drops by regularly to help animals like Penelope, who could barely walk when she arrived.

July 16, 2022
Chiropractor Dr. Liza Egbogah Shoes and stretches to limit leg and back pain while waiting at the airport      
CHCH News (Online)

Ready to wait in airport lines ahead of your summer travel? Chiropractor Dr. Liza (Egbogah) joined CHCH News with some shoes and exercises to help minimize the toll on your body.

June 29, 2022
male golfer working to get in golf shape Stretch before you hit the links

Playing golf is a great way to enjoy low-impact exercise. And given it’s a competitive and social sport, it has most of us looking at ways to play a smarter, better round. Adding a simple stretching routine can help us hit the ball a little longer. And who doesn’t want to shave a few strokes off their game? Here are a few easy stretching techniques that can help you get into the groove before walking up to the green from Dr. Maher Obeid, also an OCA member.

June 24, 2022
Dr. Stephen Gray on Global News' Morning Show Easy exercises to focus on your foot’s core
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray starts from the bottom up. He explains the importance of your foot core and shares easy exercises to relieve pain and reduce strain.

May 31, 2022
A patient getting treatment for her back pain Chiropractic care linked to reduced injured worker costs and faster return to work
Canada Express News

Chiropractors are involved in only a small fraction of workers’ compensation claims for low back pain in states where insurers or employers control the choice of medical provider, but a report released this week suggests that skepticism about uncontrollable costs may be unfounded. A Workers’ Compensation Research Institute study found that medical care costs less and claimants return to work faster when low back pain treatment is provided only by chiropractors.

May 20, 2022
Dr. Oishi standing on a bridge Celebrating Chiropractic Diversity in Asian Heritage Month
Nikkei Voice

Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) member Dr. Ailin Oishi of Toronto’s Japanese Canadian community is actively involved in making heritage part of her health care delivery for potential and established patients with spine, muscle, joint, and related nervous system issues. OCA asked Dr. Oishi to represent the Japanese Canadian community as part of its inaugural Asian Heritage Month initiative. Dr. Oishi represents the core elements of OCA members from a diverse heritage hold, and offers unique insights for raising awareness of chiropractic care in Ontario.

May 16, 2022
Illustration of a "clock" with images such as the eye, bone, and brain instead of numbers Opinion: Taking the pain out of one of the biggest challenges for patients – getting a diagnosis
The Globe and Mail (Opinion)

The Fixing Health Care series presents 10 common problems faced by patients in Canada, along with 10 solutions that the authors argue can be achieved within our existing publicly funded health system … Ontario and Saskatchewan have resourced successful expert-designed systems of care wherein patients with back, hip or knee pain are seen within weeks of referral by experienced physiotherapists, nurses or chiropractors … Ontario and Saskatchewan’s rapid-access clinics are designed by orthopedists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, nurses and chiropractors who are experts in health system delivery as well as clinical care.

May 14, 2022
Dr. Jocelyn Chase, a geriatrician, with her patient, Ling Bones like porcelain, soul like a sage
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

I met Ms. T on a busy day, the last patient on my rounds in the late afternoon … She had been admitted almost 2 weeks ago and, although she could walk gingerly to the bathroom, her left-sided sciatica and hip arthritis were bad and she couldn’t go home … I would have felt better sending her right back down to radiology for imaging “just in case,” but at that point Ms. T was fed up with doctors telling her what to do… Ling, a retired nurse, had travelled the world, gaining a lifelong appreciation for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners and chiropractors, who had been able to successfully treat her chronic back pain. (Contribution piece by Dr. Jocelyn Chase)

April 25, 2022
Dr. Taron Carruthers with dog Animal work made Toronto doc ‘a better human chiropractor’
Toronto Sun

Toronto chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Taron Carruthers has been bitten by some of her patients. And, no, they weren’t human. Yes, Carruthers is an animal chiropractor. “Most people when I tell them what I do have never heard of it,” she said. “But it’s been around, I want to say, since the ‘80s. It’s just gaining popularity and becoming more of a thing, I guess.”

April 16, 2022
A car stopped on road What happens when you hit a pothole? A Sudbury expert talks
The Sudbury Star

Having an alignment performed on your car is like getting an adjustment at the chiropractor. The goal is to ensure an optimal physical arrangement of wheels and vital suspension parts. Keeping your back healthy is important, and keeping your car’s alignment heathy is important, too. When your car’s alignment is off, it’ll handle poorly, wear out its tires more quickly, waste fuel needlessly, cost you more money to operate, and be less enjoyable to drive.

April 16, 2022
People running Running Boston Marathon a celebration of women for Cambridge doctor
The (Waterloo) Record

The countless hours of training will be rewarded on Patriots’ Day when Laura and Joseph Puopolo make their Boston Marathon debuts … The Puopolos are clearly proud of one another’s running success, with Joseph making a point of how his wife has battled back from a femoral neck stress fracture she suffered last year. Unable to run for several months, Laura worked with Health + Performance running club coach Dr. Sean Delanghe, a Waterloo chiropractor and OCA member, and is back to her old self. Perhaps even faster, said Joseph.

April 15, 2022
Dr. Nekessa Remy on Global News Easy exercises to help quiet noisy joints
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy has some stretches and simple exercises to stop those sounds of cracking, popping and clicking.

March 15, 2022
Woman in downward dog pose Got back pain? Doctor says Grand River Hospital clinic can save people a trip to ER
CBC News (Kitchener-Waterloo)

The vast majority of people who go to the emergency department at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener for back pain are sent home. Hospital numbers show over the past three years, about 3,300 people went to emergency with lower back pain and 95 per cent of them were not admitted for care. But Dr. Mark Kubert (chiropractor and OCA member) says it’s not because they aren’t in pain. It’s why he’s working to raise awareness of the low back pain rapid access clinic located at Grand River Hospital’s Freeport campus.

March 7, 2022
Dr. Nekessa Remy on Breakfast Television Do these simple exercises to aid your cracking joints via Breakfast Television

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy shows some easy exercises to effectively reduce cracking joints.

March 5, 2022
A health care professional applying treatment to a patient How chiropractic care can make a difference
Canadian HRReporter

With many workers shifting to a home environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and public health restrictions limiting access to care, chiropractic care can be a key way to treat certain injuries. Canadian HRReporter spoke with Caroline Brereton, CEO of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) in Toronto, to hear about how these health-care professionals can become an important part of treatment and benefits.

February 9, 2022
A person on their laptop behind a desk Simple exercises to stay nimble while working from home
Global News (Morning Toronto)

Working from home has many perks but one pitfall is the lack of joint movement. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Maher Obeid shares simple exercises that can alleviate pain.

January 24, 2022
athletes on a field to show how to manage a concussion You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Migraines. Now What?
Psychology Today

Diagnosis and treatment were very different 44 years ago when I suffered my first migraine attack. Very little was known about the disease, and really no one knew how to treat it … Let’s start with some things you should do once diagnosed … Consider other non-pharmaceutical treatments, including chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncture, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy.

January 23, 2022
People in a snowstorm Snow shovelling tips to help you safely dig yourself out of winter storms
Toronto Sun

Ontario chiropractor and OCA member, Dr. Maher Obeid from the Healing Path Chiropractic and Wellness Centre in Burlington, Ont., ( says it’s crucial to protect your back when doing something this strenuous: “It’s all about the hips, not the lower back when it comes to shovelling out there,” said Dr. Obeid in a recent interview. “Being mindful of having a straight back, bending with your knees and lifting with your legs is key.”

January 17, 2022
Dr. Stephen Gray on Global News Morning Show Easy at-home workouts that won’t cost you anything
Global News (The Morning Show)

As the doors of gyms remain closed, many are rethinking their workout routines. Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Gray (OCA member) helps you get your fitness fix with several hacks, including using household items.

January 11, 2022
Dr. Nekessa Remy on CHCH News (TV) Five tips to prevent common winter injuries
CHCH News (Morning Live)

Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy (OCA member) joins us this morning with five tips to prevent common winter injuries. Dr. Remy says three common injuries that can be sustained in the winter are frozen shoulder, lower back strain, and neck injuries.

January 11, 2022
Dr. Bob Willson Practice takes Barrie chiropractor all over the world tending to athletes (6 photos)

Barrie-based Dr. Bob Willson (OCA member) has been helping residents — and world-class athletes -—bend, kneel, reach and run since he opened High St. Chiropractic in 1987. It was a vision realized when he first laid eyes on the old Queen’s Park-area building, after receiving his bachelor of human kinetics (1978) and doctor of chiropractic (1987). He’s also received the Fellowship in Chiropractic Sports Sciences and the Fellowship of the International Chiropractic College.

January 6, 2022
Dr. Nicole Kosta How Nicole Kosta is helping the next generation of female hockey players
SportsNet (SN)

Dr. Nicole Kosta (OCA member) is a full-time professional hockey player in the PWHPA who also works as a full-time chiropractor, with the steps being taken today, her hope is that it will secure a better future for the next generation of female hockey players.

December 19, 2021
Dr. Dianne McMurray, ziplining Chiropractor’s volunteering career started as a ‘Spark’ 26 years ago

A local chiropractor, Dr. Dianne McMurray (OCA member) spends her spare time helping girls reach their full potential. For this week’s edition of People of Collingwood we spoke with Dr. McMurray, 32, a local chiropractor and volunteer with the Collingwood chapter of the Girl Guides of Canada.

December 12, 2021
Dr. Stephen Gray on Global News' morning show A back-savers guide to shovelling
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray gives a lesson in fundamentals when it comes to shovelling and stretches that will help keep your back in-check.

December 7, 2021
Dr. Brittany Moran, running Canada’s Rory Linkletter second at California International Marathon
Canadian Running Magazine

On the women’s side, Toronto’s Dr. Brittany Moran (OCA member) ran an impressive race, smashing her previous personal best of 2:36:23. The full-time chiropractor also ran a very consistent race, averaging 5:52 per mile (about 3:40/km) throughout the entire 42 kilometres. This was Dr. Moran’s second marathon this season after running the Boston Marathon less than two months ago. She was Canada’s top woman in Boston, where she finished in 2:39:29 for 29th place.

December 5, 2021
AXIS Chiropractic logo ‘We take care of each other’: Uxbridge Cares holiday basket drive now on
Toronto Star via Uxbridge-Times Journal

Uxbridge Cares is stepping up to care for those in need of a little extra help this holiday season. The group is now collecting donations for its 2021 Holiday Basket drive, with local businesses pitching in to host baskets and collect items for families in need this holiday season. To that end, participating businesses — including The Lemonade Stand, Urban Pantry, Pharmasave, Axis Chiropractic (OCA member), fig kitchen & market, The Bridge Social and Cindy Wood Re/Max Allstars Realty Inc. — host baskets specific to one family, with residents invited to donate items or gift cards.

December 1, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron team Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron ‘Adopt a Child Tree’ campaign starts
Goderich Focus

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron has once again set up their Adopt a Child Tree, a gift giving campaign for children within the program and children in the community who are in need. Trees have also been put up at A1 Chiropractic in Exeter, OCA member, and The Docks Restaurant and Bar in Bayfield. As well, stocking stuffers are being collected at The Dollar Tree in Exeter.

November 26, 2021
A pair of shoes Fifth Annual Shoes4Shelburne kicks off in December
Toronto Star (via Shelburne Free Press)

Shelburne Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre is gearing up for their fifth Shoes4Shelburne initiative this December, and has announced exciting changes to the yearly shoe collection going forward. Started five years ago by local chiropractor Dr. Richard Magder, OCA member, and Alexandra Georgie from Shelburne Family Chiropractic, Shoes4Shelburne has been an annual initiative focused on providing new and gently used shoes to Shelburne and Dufferin County residents.

November 25, 2021
Dr. Nekessa Remy on The Morning Show Tips and gadgets to improve your posture
Global News (The Morning Show) | MSN Canada

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy demonstrates how posture straps, towels, braces and ports tape can be used to help correct your posture.

November 23, 2021
A stock image of a person's feet on the ground, near an arrow pointing up Asking for a Friend: Standing desks are all the rage, but that doesn’t mean you should never sit

According to Ontario chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Amy Brown, the best way to avoid the negative health impacts of extended sitting or standing is to alternate between the two positions and to build exercise into your day.

November 22, 2021
Dr. Will Heidary speaks with Rogers TV (Ottawa) Chiropractic Help for a Good Sleep
Rogers TV (Ottawa)

Dr. Will Heidary from Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, and OCA member explains how chiropractors can help improve your sleep.

November 18, 2021
Dr. Nekessa Remy (right) speaks with reporter on CHCH-TV How to attain the perfect posture
CHCH (Morning Live)

If you find yourself slouching, chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy joined us with some tips to attain perfect posture. There are plenty of postural devices Remy recommends to help practice good posture. “They give you an idea of how you should be sitting when you are sitting for long periods of time,” said Remy.

November 4, 2021
A doctor and patient Is a Chiropractor a Doctor? Everything You Need to Know
Toronto Times

Manual practitioners, such as chiropractors, can help you recover and experience less pain. But a big question many people wonder is: Is a chiropractor a doctor? There are many misconceptions about whether or not chiropractic care is even safe. This blog will help you learn about their credentials, safety, and more.

October 18, 2021
A woman in a swimming pool, with a caption that reads "Yes! There is more help for managing arthritis pain." Chiropractic care a game changer for patients suffering with arthritis
CNW Group

In recognition of World Arthritis Day on October 12, the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) has launched a new ‘Circle It’ arthritis campaign to help raise awareness that as experts in neuromusculoskeletal (nMSK) (spine, muscles, joints, and related nervous system) care, chiropractors are fully trained to treat the pain and functional limitations of arthritis, as well as the management and ongoing care of inflammatory arthritis (IA) and Osteoarthritis (OA).

October 12, 2021
Dr. Stephen Gray on The Morning Show Easy stretches to start your day off right
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray talks about combating prolonged sitting with stretching and how it could reinvigorate your body and mind.

October 5, 2021
Dr. Nekessa Remy on CHCH Picking the right shoes
CHCH (Morning Live)

Bob Cowan welcomes Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy to talk about buying the right running shoes for your fall activities.

September 7, 2021
People crossing the street on a busy road How to make a return to the office work for you, from running a tight ship at home to treating tired feet
The Globe and Mail (Special)

For those finding it difficult to squeak in time for fitness, commuting actually affords the chance to get some steps in by walking for a few minutes before or after jumping on public transit or getting back in your car. “During the pandemic, a lot of people noticed that their feet have gotten bigger,” says osteopath and orthotic accessory designer Dr. Liza Egbogah. “When they go to put on their dress shoes, they’re finding them way too tight and uncomfortable.” (Dr. Liza Egbogah is also an OCA member).

August 1, 2021
Dr. Gray joins The Morning Show via Skype standing with bike Key tips for safe & fun summer biking
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray joins Global News and The Morning Show with his bike basics to help you stay healthy both on and off the road.

July 20, 2021
Dr. Nekessa Remy on Global News Morning mobility exercises to get your body moving
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy joins The Morning Show and demonstrates simple ways to increase mobility and relieve tension in your feet, neck and back muscles.

July 13, 2021
Dr. Remy on Global News sitting on exercise ball. Muscle relaxants ‘very questionable’ treatment for low back pain, experts say
Global News (Health)

Commonly prescribed muscle relaxant drugs may offer some temporary relief for low back pain, but could also increase the risk of side effects, a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on July 7, 2021 shows. In the short run, the muscle relaxants might work, but they’re not something to use long term, said Jennifer Lake, an assistant professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at U of T. Instead of popping pills, there are other effective ways to manage and prevent back pain, experts say.

July 8, 2021
Dr. Remy in her office explaining the upcoming stetch. Starting your day right

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy demonstrated five exercises to do first thing in the morning that will have you feeling less stiff and more mobile from your neck all the way down to your feet.

July 8, 2021
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse, right, visited the track at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School in Cobourg on June 28, where he received treatment from Dr. Alban Merepeza, his sports chiropractor. Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse visited Cobourg before heading to Europe, then the Olympics
The Peterborough Examiner

Several people got to share the track at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School in Cobourg with Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse on a sunny afternoon. The three-time Olympic medalist visited Cobourg one day before departing to compete in Europe and then off to represent Canada at the Tokyo Olympics. He was joined on the track by OCA member Dr. Alban Merepeza, his sports chiropractor from the Port Hope Health Centre, where he has received treatment for a number of years.

June 30, 2021
Dr. Sriram standing with daughter on live with The Morning Show. How your kids can avoid injuries caused by excessive screen time
Global News

Many parents have been paying close attention to the mental impacts virtual learning and screen time have on their kids, but the physical detriments are sometimes overlooked. Toronto-based chiropractor, injury expert and OCA member Dr. Sapna Sriram recently joined ‘The Morning Show’ to discuss how we can prevent injuries and aches caused by technology for our kids. This includes strategies to improve posture and the importance of stretching.

June 26, 2021
Dr. Sapna Sriram on Global News How your kids can avoid injuries caused by excessive technology use
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and injury expert Dr. Sapna Sriram, also an OCA member, joins The Morning Show to discuss how your kids can avoid aches, pains and injuries caused by the constant use of tech devices, including strategies to improve posture and the importance of stretching.

June 22, 2021
Headshot of a smiling Dr. Choe Trying to catch some zzzs? Make sure you’re in the right position
Toronto Star

If you’re one of the many who’ve recently taken up face yoga, you may already know that some practitioners advise sleeping on your back. Maybe, though, some positions are better than others, depending on who you are. “I recommend a tailored solution, depending on your body and what conditions you may have,” says Toronto chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Eve Choe, a  co-owner of her namesake clinic. “While it’s true that, for the face and anti-aging, it’s best to sleep on the back so that gravity can help us, if you have sleep apnea or you’re pregnant or if you have something else, like neck issues, then sleeping on your side is best.”

June 14, 2021
Dr. Stephen Gray demonstrates how to safely bend over. Save your back while tending to your garden with these tips
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray shares tips to save your back while tending to your garden this season and minimize back injuries.

June 8, 2021
A home ergonomic setup Ergonomics – follow the 90 degree rule

The school year may be coming to an end, but it’s important to think about how all of our work/school spaces are impacting our bodies. While proper ergonomics while sitting and standing are important, it’s crucial we don’t forget the following point – ‘movement is life’. It’s important that we don’t stay in the same position for too long; take stretching breaks, go for multiple quick walks throughout the day, get outside and play.

Dr. Marie-Pier Sauriol has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Alberta, attended the renown New York Chiropractic College where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic and is a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. (Dr. Sauriol is also an OCA member). 

June 2, 2021
A headshot portrait of a smiling Dr. Deutsch How to prevent injuries from Peloton and other indoor cycling programs

Ever wonder if there are negatives associated with the growing Peloton and at-home cycling revolution? Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Sender Deutsch says “there are lots of positives, but the problem with being hooked on indoor cycling is that most of us already sit and stare at a screen way too much throughout the day. Thus, this has led to an increase of patients that are seeing repetitive stress injuries such as neck and low back pain.” To prevent potential injuries associated with indoor cycling, add more variety to your workouts.

June 2, 2021
Dr. Irvine standing outdoors explaining why to stretch 4 wrist exercises you should repeat once a week

Do repetitive movements have your muscles stressed out? Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stacy Irvine joins Cityline TV to demonstrate some wrist exercises that can help.

June 1, 2021
Portrait style image of chiropractor Dr. Lisser smiling If you feel like the pandemic has you clenching your teeth more you’re not alone
The Peterborough Examiner

Several dentists and massage therapists have told me that bruxism – grinding and/or clenching teeth – is on the rise. Is it really becoming more common? To find out, I went to chiropractor Dr. Sidney Lisser (also an OCA member), lead clinician at Toronto’s Jaw and Facial Pain Centre. “So, up until this morning, I would have said that there’s definitely an uptick in people talking about it,” said Lisser. “But when I walked in this morning and saw 20 new patient referrals over a three-day weekend, well, it’s clear that more people are seeking treatment. I’m booking new patients in late July.”

May 31, 2021
Man sitting on stairs sore from running. Injury prevention with Dr. Brittany Moran and Hyland’s Leg Cramps
Canadian Running

Whether you’re training for a specific goal race, trying to continue a run streak or simply running to stay sane, nothing is worse than being sidelined with an injury. From acute issues like mid-run leg cramps to chronic pain like runner’s knee, even the smallest ache or pain can ruin a good run. We spoke with chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Brittany Moran from the Runner’s Academy in Toronto, who gave us advice on how to prevent injuries so you don’t end up missing weeks of training.

May 30, 2021
Portrait of a smiling Dr. Leah Lawson Even Perfect Posture Can Cause Pain Without Proper Office Set-up, Says Barrie Chiropractor
Barrie Today | BradfordToday | NewmarketToday
“With adults working from home and kids doing online school, we basically have our whole population who are working from home,” said chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Leah Lawson. Dr. Lawson provides her top tips to help avoid common home office hazards and reminds us the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day.
May 26, 2021
Dr. Leah Lawson on Breakfast Television Toronto demonstrating stretches Movin’ in the Morning With Dr. Leah Lawson
Breakfast Television (Toronto)

Over one year into the pandemic, many people continue to work in makeshift offices. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Leah Lawson reminds Breakfast Television Toronto for Movin’ in the Morning! She shares the importance of getting up and moving. She also shares exercises to help alleviate pain and prevent future injury while working from home or cottage.

May 26, 2021
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital logo First In This Together fundraiser brings in $38K for Collingwood G&M
Collingwood Today

On May 13, ‘In This Together,’ hosted by the CGMH Foundation Young Professionals Committee,  successfully raised the $22,000 needed to bring an innovative Virtual Pediatric Critical Care Consult Program to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Emergency Department. The CGMH Foundation Young Professionals Committee would like to thank local partners including Taylor Wellness & Chiropractic Clinics. Dr. Scott Taylor and Dr. Micheline Cote of Taylor Wellness & Chiropractic are members of the OCA.

May 15, 2021
Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Gray on The Morning Show. Chiropractor Stephen Gray shares how you can relieve joint pain with daily exercise
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray joins Global News and The Morning Show and puts your fitness knowledge to the test with a trivia challenge about effective exercises to relieve daily pain all over your body. Watch the video to learn more!

May 12, 2021
A family selfie taken from The Toronto Star article. ‘A wasted year’: Parents, students struggling with distance learning dilemmas
Toronto Star

When surveyed to describe their struggles in the current school year, parents used words like an abyss, a household inferno, and chaos. “Parents themselves are often presenting to the clinic with more aches and pain, especially in the neck and upper back, from the long hours spent at home,” remarked Dr. Carnevale (Dr. John Carnevale is a chiropractor and certified athletic therapist with Align Health Centre in Newmarket, and OCA member).

May 11, 2021
Image of parents and children at a playground - feature image for May 10 Toronto Star article. The question on every parent’s mind: Will students return to class before the school year is over?
Toronto Star

Is there any chance kids will be back in school before the end of June? That’s the question on every parent’s mind at this point in the pandemic. Thunder Bay chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Leila Coulter, a mother of four who started a petition there that now has more than 2,300 signatures, said keeping all schools shuttered for the remainder of this school year “would be a very short-sighted decision.”

May 10, 2021
Runner Ryan Polawski Hamilton man raises $34,000 for rehab centre after 100-mile run to Toronto and back
Running Magazine

Hamilton’s Ryan Polawski set out on a 100-mile journey running to Toronto and back home to raise money for Teen Challenge, a rehabilitation organization that has helped him and countless other individuals overcome addiction. Fortunately, he had the support of chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Anthony Lombardi from the Hamilton Back Clinic who met up with Polawski along the route to and from Toronto to treat him and work out any kinks.

May 5, 2021
Dr. Amber Gardiner, Grimsby Chiropractor, with donated food items Grimsby chiropractor has Village of Hope’s back
St. Catherines Standard

Amber Gardiner’s patients went above and beyond. The Grimsby chiropractor provided patients with a note letting them know that her office would be holding a spring food drive with donations going to the Village of Hope. In the span of three weeks, Gardiner Family Chiropractic Centre and their patients were able to fill an SUV full of food and other necessities. “It’s really important for us to think of others and support our community,” Gardiner said, who has been practicing in Grimsby for 25 years.

April 24, 2021
Dr. Ralph Sciullo and patient Working out the kinks

Tim Bolen stayed aligned and safe by going to visit Dr. Ralph Sciullo at Parkdale Chiropractic & Rehab. Dr. Sciullo (also an OCA member) talks about how, because people are staying and working from home more, he’s seeing more patients with neck, lower, and upper back pain. He also discusses how to sit properly behind a desk if you’re working from home.

April 14, 2021
A mother, who is temporarily working from home, and her daughter sit on a couch with their laptops on March 28 in Berlin How to deal with injuries while working from home, from a tight jaw to a stiff back
Globe and Mail

Stress plus increased screen time plus a lack of movement equals a rise in headache complaints, says chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. Clara Leung, since a common cause of headaches is muscle tension due to poor posture. (Dr. Clara Leung is also an OCA member).

April 2, 2021
Partnership4BetterHealth logo People-centeredness championed by the Ontario Chiropractic Association
World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC)

At OCA people-centred care, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), begins with our Partnership4BetterHealth online patient and family advisory community. Thanks to the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) for featuring the Partnership in its April 2021 publication.

April 1, 2021
Danielle Bowman Tips for feeling your best while working from home
CTV News (Northern Ontario)

Working from home has become a pain in more ways than one. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Jana-Marie Doni has been practising in Sudbury for 15 years and said she has seen a significant decline in her patients’ posture health over the last year, as well as an increase in their issues with tension.

March 30, 2021
Chiropractor Dr. Ashor Sworesho (right) and Kim Jory, fitness manager (left) Tips from experts on how to help your body survive working and studying from home
CBC News (Hamilton)

Working from home without a good workstation is leading to more spinal pain, say experts. Chiropractor Dr. Ashor Sworesho, of Hamilton Chiropractic and Wellness, and OCA member; and Kim Jory, fitness manager at Goodlife Fitness’s Bunting Road location in St. Catharines have some tips on how to work and study safely from home.

March 22, 2021
Dr. Stephen Gray on Global News 5 easy exercises to get you moving
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Stephen Gray shares tips for gentle workouts to build strength and get you moving.

March 16, 2021
Ashor Sworesho of Hamilton Chiropractic and Wellness. From bed to laptop to couch: How to help your body survive working from home
CBC News (Hamilton)

For much of the past year, many of us have been in a constant rotation between our beds, our makeshift workspaces, and our couches; and some of us are working right from the bed or couch. It may seem cozy in the moment, but it’s doing a number on our bodies, say some experts. “Most people who are working from home are finding any flat surface they can put their computer on and working,” says chiropractor Dr. Ashor Sworesho, of Hamilton Chiropractic and Wellness. “Sometimes it’s their own laps, and the worst is the people who are in bed with their laptop on their chest and working away.”

March 15, 2021
Dr. Leeann Ng working out at home Some Bradford residents opt for in-home workouts throughout pandemic
Bradford Today

Dr. Leeann Ng, owner of Be Well Chiropractic Clinic in Bradford has been doing her workouts at home. Dr. Ng has been an active member of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre for years. In order to maintain the level of exertion needed to perform her duties as a chiropractor, Ng must be in top physical shape, she says. Since the lockdowns, she has had to find alternate resources to retain her muscle mass.

March 3, 2021
Dr. Binstock at the Olympics Canada’s Binstock elected to the international federation Athletes’ Commission
Independent Sports News

Dr. Josh Binstock, OCA member and two-time beach volleyball Olympian (2012, 2016) has been elected to the FIVB Athletes’ Commission. Dr. Binstock was among the five members selected by more than 400 eligible voters from all over the world. “I am incredibly grateful and honoured to be elected for the FIVB Athletes’ Commission and bring Canadian representation to the council,” said Binstock, now a practicing chiropractor in Toronto.

February 8, 2021
Dr. Remy on Global News January 2021 How to fix your posture: Expert tips on creating a healthier workspace
Global News

As Canadians continue to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a healthy workstation has become imperative. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy, who is based in Mississauga, shares some tips on how you can improve your posture and create a better workspace. Dr. Remy provides advice on how to avoid eye fatigue, neck strain and headaches when working from home.

January 26, 2021
Dr. Remy on CHCH helping you choose a pillow. Pillows, posture and pain

Chiropractor and OCA member, Dr. Nekessa Remy,  provides advice on buying a pillow to help aching backs and other body parts.

January 19, 2021
Dylan Wykes running Pro tips for winter running with Olympian Dylan Wykes and Dr. Kris Sheppard
Canadian Running Magazine

In this rebroadcast episode we talk with chiropractor, strength coach and co-founder of The Runner’s Academy Dr. Kris Sheppard (also an OCA member). We also speak with Olympic marathoner and Mile2Marathon coach Dylan Wykes. These guys offer advice on how to train smart and stay injury-free throughout the darkest days of winter.

December 14, 2020
Dr. Mark Dickson shows his 'frosted tips' frozen moustache Dickson’s epic moustache raises $4,000 for Movember
Tillsonburg News

Dr. Mark Dickson’s Movember moustache this year was truly epic. Epic enough to win second overall in the 2020 Global Movember Awards, ‘The Epic One’ category. Mark first joined the Movember cause ( in 2015, raising awareness and funds for men’s health, which includes prostate cancer research, testicular cancer research and suicide prevention. This year he raised $4,000, bringing his six-year total to $13,928.

December 7, 2020
Dr. Remy showing a stretch on Global News Neck and back hurting? Try these stretches to sooth aches and pains
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and OCA Member Dr. Nekkesa Remy joins The Morning Show with simple stretches to combat muscle pain during winter months.

December 2, 2020
Dr. Matheson and wife in PPE at office ‘A blessing to be able to help out at this time’: Orillia chiropractor
Simcoe County News

Dr. Kevin Matheson and his wife Lee Anne couldn’t have imagined that they would be marking the 10th anniversary of their Orillia chiropractic practice in the midst of a global pandemic. And yet, there is nothing the couple would rather be doing than helping work out their clients’ tensions at Matheson Chiropractic Clinic during this difficult moment in our collective history. “It’s a blessing to be able to help out at this time,” Matheson told

November 24, 2020
Man working at laptop Tips from a local chiropractor on how to keep moving while working at home

With many employees still working from home due to COVID-19, it’s important to keep your back health in mind while sitting in one place for extended periods of time. Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Ted Luck has some tips to share with those working remotely, and how it can actually be beneficial. “Personally, I think the current reality of people working from home can provide some excellent benefits especially when it comes to your spine and all the sitting we do now, especially at work,” Dr. Luck said.

October 30, 2020
Working from home? Here’s how to avoid the negative side effects
CTV News (Kitchener)

Bad posture, back pain and sitting too long are just a few side effects of working from home. With many offices closing because of COVID-19 restrictions, more people are working in settings that are not as ergonomically correct, causing people to suffer from pain. “From spending more time in their home offices versus their regular workplace, they are getting more chronic postural issues,” explained chiropractor and OCA member Jason Price.

October 27, 2020
Woman exercising in gym Running Drills to Improve Speed and Power
Running News

OCA member Dr. Kris Sheppard, owner of The Runner’s Academy in Toronto, which specializes in helping runners move well, shows four drills that only add about five minutes to your warm up and make a world of difference in your performance.

October 23, 2020
Dr. Remy on CHCH Choosing the right shoes online

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy joined CHCH to talk about at-home workouts and buying the right running shoes online.

September 30, 2020
Chiropractor shows how to stretch A chiropractor’s stretching circuit to complete every morning

Want to ward off the effects of sitting all day? Chiropractor and OCA member Stacy Irvine has the simple stretches that will bring relief to your back!

September 29, 2020
Man showing backpack safety Back-to-school tips to help improve physical health
EPIC Generation TV

Dr. Patrick Welsh, a sports specialist chiropractor at High Point Wellness Centre and OCA member shares a few of his back-to-school tips for kids to help improve physical health, and a challenge to make homework and studying easier.

September 16, 2020
Dr. Stephen Gray on The Morning Show How to keep children active this school season
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor and dance instructor Dr. Stephen Gray talks to us about the importance of keeping children active during or after school and shows us some techniques to help them move. (Dr. Gray is also an OCA member).

September 8, 2020
Young girl wearing a backpack How to find the most comfortable backpack for back to school
Global News (The Morning Show)

Chiropractor Dr. Nekessa Remy, a member of the OCA, joins The Morning Show to share tips on which back to school backpacks to buy in order to avoid muscle aches and make sitting all day comfortable.

September 2, 2020
Back Exercise Feet from Chiropractic news story 10 Stretches That Can Help Strengthen Your Back
MSN Canada (Best Health)

Low-back rotation stretch: Sitting on a chair with your feet flat on the floor, twist your upper body so your shoulders rotate to one side. You can use the chair for support, holding on to get a deep muscle stretch. Go only as far as you can comfortably. You will feel the pull from your lower back up to the middle of your back. “You may experience a painless crack from your spine, but that’s normal; it’s just the joints opening up,” says Larry Feldman, a chiropractor and owner of The Performance Health Centre in Toronto (and OCA member). Hold for 20 seconds or six breaths, and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.

August 31, 2020
upper torso body skeleton showing the spine and vertebral column in Doctors Post article Docs Groups Say ’No’ to First-Line Opioids for Sprains and Pains
Physicians Weekly | Doctors Post

Article discusses guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) that states opioids should not be a first-line treatment option for non-low back, musculoskeletal injuries. It includes findings from opioid-use review by Dr. John J. Riva, DC, MSc, of McMaster University in Hamilton, an OCA member.

August 18, 2020
2020-08-20-sienna-rhodes-2 Orillia girl, 12, to undergo surgery in Germany for scoliosis
Orillia Matters

In June, the Orillia girl was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The journey to finding out what was wrong began in the winter when Sienna was taking swimming lessons. Her grandmother noticed one of Sienna’s shoulders was slightly more elevated than the other. A chiropractor asked Sienna to bend over and touch her toes, and that’s when the curving in her spine became immediately noticeable.

August 18, 2020
Dr. Leah Laswon Working from home can be a pain in the neck, chiropractor warns
Barrie Today | Collingwood Today | Newmarket Today

Dr. Leah Lawson, chiropractor at Bayside Wellness in Collingwood and Vitality Health in Barrie, and OCA member, speaks about how improper at-home workstations can cause neck and back pain.

August 11, 2020
Tips for Buying Running Shoes - Chiro in the News Tips for buying running shoes online
Global News

Chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Nekessa Remy shares her tips on how to find the best running shoes online to fit your foot type and shoe size.

July 23, 2020
COVID-19 brings new challenges for health care workers
CTV News (Toronto)

CTV News health journalist Pauline Chan speaks with Monica Huci, an operating room nurse at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Amy Brown, Ontario chiropractor and OCA member, on the health-related challenges health care workers are experiencing in the face of COVID-19.

July 20, 2020
Dr. Maja Edgar, chiropractor adapting to new normal Adjusting to the new normal in Burlington
CHCH (Morning Live) (via YouTube)

Dr. Maja Edgar, from Edgar Family Chiropractic, discusses how her clinic is adapting to the ‘new normal.’

July 15, 2020
Two soccer players on the soccer field, with one stretching the back of another If you break a sweat, you’re doing it wrong. The long and short of fitness’s growing trend of assisted stretching
Globe and Mail

There’s a growing fitness trend that doesn’t involve lifting heavy things, pumping your limbs at lightning speed or forming even the tiniest bead of sweat. But if you like doing any or all of these things, it could help you do them better. “The reality is that most people hate stretching themselves, but assisted stretching is and feels, completely different,” says Dr. Marco Capizzano, a chiropractor and founder of b-Stretched, a wellness studio with multiple locations in Toronto, and OCA member.

July 3, 2020
chiropractors in masks at Wasaga clinic ‘Working out the kinks’: Wasaga chiropractors adjust as they reopen during COVID-19 pandemic

While chiropractors and massage therapists have been given the green light to reopen, it’s not business as usual.

June 12, 2020
Global News Kingston chiropractor in mask Kingston chiropractors reopen, adapt to new measures amid COVID-19
Global News

As of June 1, several regulated health professionals in Ontario are now allowed to open their doors again amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dentists, optometrists, psychologists, dietitians and denturists are just some of the professions on the province’s reopening list as it moves forward with easing restrictions.

June 2, 2020
Dr. Nekessa Remy on Global News Working out at home? Here’s how to avoid an injury
Global News (The Morning Show)

To work out in the safest way, get your body ready for movement. It’s not wise to jump right into physical activity without preparing the body first, Dr. Nekessa Remy, a chiropractor and owner of Mississauga, Ont.-based clinic The Chiropractic Office, and OCA member said in an interview with The Morning Show. “Before you work out, think about wanting to get your heart rate up [and] your muscles ready to work out,” she explained.

May 30, 2020
Caroline Brereton on CTV News Health care providers get the go-ahead to book non-emergency appointments
CTV News (Kitchener)

Caroline Brereton, CEO of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), discusses steps chiropractors are taking so they can return to practice and keep their patients, staff and colleagues safe.

May 28, 2020
An infographic on how to make your makeshift office ergonomic Working from home? How to make your makeshift office more ergonomic
CTV News

For many employees working from home for the first time, creating a workspace that is not only productive but comfortable can be a challenge. Dr. Sapna Sriram, a chiropractor based in Toronto and OCA member is already seeing the negative impact of an uncomfortable workspace on the health of her clients.

May 20, 2020
Dr. Lou Nalli PinPoint Health Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 with Dr. Luigi (Lou) Nalli
640 Toronto (Global News) (PinPoint Health Show with Dr. Lou Nalli)

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Michael Tibollo, joins Dr. Luigi Nalli, chiropractor and OCA member, to speak about the potential mental health consequences of COVID-19. Visit Dr. Nalli’s website at

April 25, 2020
Dr. Marissa Verdone on CBC TV Hamilton chiropractor interviewed about CERB and her clinic during COVID-19
CBC News (via YouTube)

CBC journalist Rosemary Barton spoke with Dr. Marissa Verdone, a chiropractor based in Hamilton and sole proprietor, who recently applied for the CERB. Dr. Verdone shared her experiences with the application process and how COVID-19 has affected her professionally.

April 6, 2020
Dr. Emily Howell holding masks Coronavirus: Should I wear a face mask?
Now Toronto

“Michael Garron Hospital put out a call,” says Dr. Emily Howell, a chiropractor and owner of Ashbridges Health Centre, and OCA member. The hospital’s PPE drive is asking people who can sew to make 1,000 masks a week. “When it came from the hospital, obviously I knew we’re in trouble.”

March 31, 2020
A runner Should you be doing double runs?
Canadian Running

But at what stage should someone introduce double runs and why? Dr. Brittany Moran is a coach, chiropractor, OCA member, and 2:36 marathoner who doesn’t double. She says that she’s usually able to fit her mileage in in one go, so she prefers to get her run done all at once.

February 23, 2020
Marina Mogensen interview screenshot CTV Animal chiropractic becoming more common place with Canadian pet owners
CTV News (Northern Ontario)

Sudbury chiropractor and OCA member Dr. Sherrie Guillet has been treating spines in the City of Greater Sudbury for 15 years now and some of her best clients don’t exactly walk on two feet. The Sudbury practitioner is one of only a handful in the country who has the special certification.

January 21, 2020
Chiropractor assessing boy's knee What you need to know before taking your kid to a chiropractor
Today's Parent

Will it hurt? Is it safe? And can it really help things like colic and ADHD? Here’s what you need to know before you take your baby or kid to a chiropractor.

November 5, 2019
Chiropractic care for back pain tied to lower odds of opioid use
National Post (via Reuters)

People with chronic back and neck pain who receive chiropractic care may be less likely to use opioid painkillers, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from six previously-published smaller studies with a total of more than 62,000 participants with spinal pain. Across all of the studies, 11% to 51% of the patients used chiropractic care. People who saw a chiropractor were 64% less likely to use opioids than people who didn’t, researchers report in the journal Pain Medicine.

October 24, 2019
Region of Waterloo pilot project connects people on Ontario Works with chiropractic care
Waterloo Region Record

A new program will give people on social assistance in Waterloo Region chiropractic care and guidance to alleviate chronic pain and help them return to work. The Health2Work program launched by the Region of Waterloo, in partnership with the Ontario Chiropractic Association and Langs Community Health Centre in Cambridge, will provide people who are on Ontario Works and nondisabled family members on Ontario Disability Support Program access to chiropractic care, funded by the province.

March 27, 2019
Cambridge’s Langs health centre helps launch chiropractic care in back-to-work program
Cambridge Times

Cambridge’s Langs Community Health Centre is teaming up with the Region of Waterloo and the Ontario Chiropractic Association to launch a Health2Work program offering Ontario Works clients experiencing pain access to funded chiropractic care to help them return to work.

March 26, 2019
Despite the tired narratives, chiropractic is backed by evidence
Globe and Mail (Opinion)

Let’s say that one day, picking up your newspaper, you tweak your back, or wake up with a sore neck. You should call a chiropractor. If you are looking for a cure for attention deficit disorder, asthma or lupus, you should not. There is no chiropractic treatment that will reverse these conditions. This may all seem painfully obvious. But it appears that confusion still exists regarding what a chiropractor can and cannot do.

Dr. Dwight Chapin, B.Sc., D.C., is the on-site chiropractor for The Globe and Mail and the Ontario Chiropractic Association’s 2018 Chiropractor of the Year.

February 16, 2019
What to understand about chronic pain
Globe and Mail

Meanwhile, Mandelker was referred by his family doctor to a Toronto-based chiropractor, Dr. Joel Weisberg, who started him on a “boot camp” regimen for lumbar spinal stenosis. It included cycling on an upright stationary bike to get blood flowing to the area alongside stretching and strengthening exercises. There were also two sessions a week in which Dr. Weisberg gave him manual therapy, with deep stretches and adjustments.

November 27, 2018
Collaborative care helps stem the tide of Canada’s opioid crisis
Globe and Mail

“When opioids came out, it was kind of, ‘the sky’s the limit’ for dosages,” says Luba Shepertycky, a primary-care pharmacist at the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre, who works closely with chiropractor Dr. Bruce Flynn and other professionals from the Belleville Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. “But in time the medical establishment found that it was not good.”

November 13, 2018
Aging: How to stay active when it hurts to do so
Globe and Mail

Fraser, 61, was diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) first, through X-rays ordered by their family doctor. Kellar went through the same process himself a year ago. As a result, his chiropractor, Dr. Anjelica Mazzella at Back 2 Health Rehabilitation Centre in Sudbury (and OCA member), referred him to Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) Canada, a program she teaches locally that was first developed in Denmark. After reading the course information, Fraser also decided to join the program.

October 30, 2018
Mind and body: The link between chronic pain and mental health
Globe and Mail

Witnessing firsthand the psychological toll of chronic pain during his decades of experience as both a chiropractor and in counselling psychology, Dr. Wayne Coghlan, who practices in Vaughan, Ont., recognizes the importance of connecting the dots between physical and emotional conditions. An important component of chiropractic care involves providing patients with self-management education and coping strategies, including goal setting and prescribing therapeutic exercises to help manage muscle, bone, tendon, ligament and joint conditions.

October 30, 2018
Getting back to work and back to your life
Globe and Mail

Seven years ago, a knee injury started a domino effect in Leroy Gallagher’s body that would leave him off work for years. “There is an incredible cost associated with these injuries,” explains Dr. Amy Brown, a chiropractor in Cambridge, and OCA member. “It’s not just the cost to the patient, which can be significant, but it’s the cost of maintaining people in the health care system and the cost to employers. It’s a cascade effect.”

October 17, 2018
Chiropractors team up with community health centres to care for those in need
Globe and Mail

When Sharon Pike was involved in a car accident a few years ago, she needed a chiropractor — and discovered that reaching one was easier than she thought. “I started going to see Dr. Christopher Morgan at TAIBU Community Health Centre in 2016,” says Pike, a Toronto medical technician who sustained whiplash and other injuries in the collision.

October 16, 2018
The Pain Problem
Globe and Mail

According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) 2017 report, All Pain, No Gain: Shining a Light on Canada’s Back Pain and Opioid Crisis, almost 90 per cent of Canadians have experienced muscle and/or joint pain in the last year, the most common being back pain and headache.

October 11, 2018
Impact of diabetes: What you didn’t know
Globe and Mail

When Chris Drake, 39, first started having issues with his back in his late twenties, it sidelined his much-loved golf habit. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of nine, Drake, an entrepreneur, had played golf competitively and continued to play multiple times a week, often with business clients. Although he was in good shape and controlled his diabetes fairly well, his back pain continued off and on. His endocrinologist suggested seeing a chiropractor, and a neighbour recommended Dr. Alex Pessoa, a sports-focused chiropractor who runs Peak Performance Health Centre in Cambridge, Ont.

October 4, 2018
CEO sees chiropractors as key to solving opioid crisis
Globe and Mail

Chiropractic treatment has seen significant growth in Ontario as more patients seek choice in their health care. When Caroline Brereton became the CEO of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) in June, she took the helm of an organization representing the professional interests of more than 3,500 chiropractors in this province. Here, Brereton discusses the OCA’s role in advancing comprehensive health care through chiropractic in Ontario.

September 27, 2018
Caroline Brereton, CEO of OCA Ontario Chiropractic Association welcomes new Chief Executive Officer
Markets Insider

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) is pleased to welcome Caroline Brereton as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective June 4, 2018.

May 24, 2018
Snow shovelling 101: What you need to know
Global News

It’s fresh, beautiful snow for some, but for others it’s a pain. Since it can be a real pain in your back, we get a snow shovelling demonstration from the founder of Back Clinics of Canada.

December 12, 2017
Report urges Canada to seek opioid alternatives to cut down on addiction
The Globe and Mail

The report suggests doctors recommend alternative therapies such as psychological treatments, physio and occupational therapy and chiropractic care.

November 14, 2017
Back pain project wins award
The Belleville Intelligencer

The team from the Belleville Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in October won one of seven Bright Lights awards. Ontario’s Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Bob Bell, presented it. The awards honour projects which have improved primary care through partnerships and making the most of their resources.

November 14, 2017
5 great tips to fight text neck

As back-to-school season kicks off, the Ontario Chiropractic Association is urging students to put less pressure on their necks and backs to help avoid ‘text neck.’ The association warns that the pressure on your neck from spending hours each day staring at a smartphone, tablet or screen can add up and lead to some serious pain including neck strain, headaches, and pain in the shoulders, arms and hands.

September 17, 2017
How “weekend warriors” can avoid common summer sports injuries
CBC News (Kitchener-Waterloo)

It might happen during a pick-up game of basketball, your weekly slo-pitch game or while out on the golf course — sports injuries are common in the summer, particularly for people who go hard and fast as soon as they can. But Kitchener chiropractor Craig Bauman says most injuries like knee strains, low back strains and tennis elbow are avoidable.

July 4, 2017
open had with two pills in it How to treat chronic pain without turning to opioids
Globe and Mail (Health Advisor)

The increased use of opioids is being driven by both their use as a first-line treatment for chronic pain, commonly mechanical back pain, and the lack of funded health services for non-pharmacological, conservative approaches, according to a study published earlier this year in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Successful treatment of back pain is complicated and often requires a collaborative, clinical approach. Care models that have chiropractors and physiotherapists collaborating with family doctors are leading the way.

Dwight Chapin, B.Sc(H)., D.C., is the clinic director of High Point Wellness Centre in Mississauga, team chiropractor for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and on-site clinician for employees of The Globe and Mail. Follow him on Twitter @HighPtWellness.

July 4, 2017
Sore back? 5 tips to help you enjoy a pain-free summer of gardening

As an avid gardener, Dr. Amy Brown, a chiropractor with Coronation Chiropractic & Massage in Cambridge, Ont. and OCA member knows firsthand the havoc gardening and other types of yard work can wreak on the body. She explains that the first step in preventing pain is to start with the right equipment

June 26, 2017
Avoiding back and neck pain while gardening
Rogers Daytime TV

Dr. Melissa Baird from the Ontario Chiropractic Association provides some tips to avoid common back and neck pains while gardening.

May 23, 2017
Preventing some of those gardening aches
Toronto Sun

Weekend gardening warriors need to be aware of the toll tending flower beds of top dressing lawns can have on the body. The Ontario Chiropractic Association said the most common source of neck and back pain or injury happening during the warmer months are due to yard work. Statistics Canada reports that more than 50% of Canadians are in the gardens or yards up to six times a month.

May 20, 2017
Treating Back Pain While Pregnant
CTV News (Toronto)

Back pains are common complaint for pregnant women, but there are ways to prevent it without the use of medications. (Clip features chiropractor Dr. Aliya Visram, OCA member).

January 16, 2017
Woman of Steele: Tennis elbow, runner’s knee… now… text neck
Windsor Star

Getting stiffness and pain in your neck? You could be suffering from a classic example of “text neck,” according to one Windsor chiropractor. Dr. Dean Tapak, chiropractor at Performance Health on Dougall Avenue, describes text neck as pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cellphone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long.

October 10, 2016
Constant use of smart phone causes neck pain, Ontario chiropractors warn consumers

The Ontario Chiropractic Association is cautioning consumers to reduce pressure on their neck and spine by limiting time for texting, networking on social media or playing games on cell phones as it can cause ‘text neck.’

October 2, 2016
Injuries from mobile-device overuse ‘debilitating’
Radio Canada International (RCI)

Studies have shown that looking down at a phone with the head low to the chest can put a load of 27 kilograms on the neck and spine. “This posture–this prolonged neck flexion–it’s not a natural position,” says Dwight Chapin, chiropractor and clinic director of High Point Wellness Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. “It casts the mechanical position of the spine in a very vulnerable position.

September 30, 2016
Staring at mobile phones strains necks, chiropractors warn
CBC News (Windsor)

Chiropractors in Windsor-Essex are sounding the alarm over a condition called text neck, which comes after people repeatedly turn their heads down to look at their cellphones. Just the pressure from that action alone could put nearly 30 kilograms of pressure on a person’s spine.

September 28, 2016
Ten ways to reduce injuries from excessive smartphone use
The Globe and Mail

Mobile phone and handheld device-related injuries are on the rise as people spend more and more time with their heads buried into their personal devices texting, tweeting, e-mailing and surfing the Internet. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information in the United States, the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) of hand, wrist, forearm, arm and neck has been increasing all over the world because of the prolonged, forceful, low-amplitude, repetitive use of our hand-held devices.

Dr. Dwight Chapin, B.Sc(H)., D.C., is the clinic director of High Point Wellness Centre in Mississauga, team chiropractor for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and on-site clinician for employees of The Globe and Mail. Follow him on Twitter @HighPtWellness.

September 26, 2016
Avid runner Meghan Young describes 5 simple stretches for runners in this video collaboration with the OCA
Meghan Yuri Young (Blog)

Most importantly, however, is to seek help if you do strain your body or feel unhealthy pains. Addressing them as soon as you can will make a world of difference when it comes to recovery. A healthcare expert, like a chiropractor, can help you manage your pain and get you back on track.

August 11, 2016
Dr. Katherine Tibor is featured in this article on how to avoid injury while gardening
Toronto Star

“I don’t think that people realize that gardening is a form of physical activity,” says Dr. Katherine Tibor, a chiropractor with a practice called Balanced Healthcare in Toronto.

July 9, 2016
Are flip flops bad for your feet? Here’s what happens when you wear the flimsy sandal
Global News (Health)

Flip flops are a summertime wardrobe staple but should you be wearing them while you’re on your feet all day? “They can have such fun designs on them and it’s a quick kind of footwear…because it’s so enticing, people don’t look at the injury you can get from them,” Dr. Katherine Tibor, a Toronto-based chiropractor and Ontario Chiropractic Association spokeswoman, told Global News.

June 11, 2016
Dr. Krista Revenberg discusses how to avoid injury while gardening
CBC Radio Windsor (Afternoon Drive)

Are the aches and pains of spring gardening work giving you a pain in the neck, literally? We check with an expert about how to avoid blowing out your back while playing in the begonias. (Clip features Dr. Krista Revenberg and OCA member)

June 8, 2016
On Purses, Backaches And Heavy Lifting! Giveaway
How to Survive Life in the Suburbs (Blog)

According to the Ontario Chiropractic Association, a heavy bag carried on one shoulder forces the muscle and spine to compensate for the uneven weight, and places unnecessary strain on the body.  Here’s what happens to us.

May 13, 2016
Stretches and Exercises for Knitting Pain & Strains
Knitted Bliss (Blog)

But, as I am not a doctor or health care professional or have any professional fitness background, why should you take my word for it on how to properly perform an exercise that is intended to reduce injury and strain? So I partnered up with the Ontario Chiropractic Association who have thoroughly vetted this video and the exercises I’m doing (chiropractors, not just for your back!). They are awesome good sports to be associating with me and my cat.

May 11, 2016
OCA logo Health Minister Announces: Help on the way for low back pain
Le Lezard

Low back pain is a major health issue in Ontario.  It affects 85 per cent of the working population at some point in their life and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time. This is why the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) welcomed today’s announcement from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), a series of Primary Care Low Back Pain (PCLBP) Pilot projects across the province.

November 26, 2014
OCA logo Ontarians and Family Physicians Want More Team‐Based Care To Help Manage Back Pain, New Study Shows
Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA)

New research from the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) conducted by Environics Research Group shows the vast majority (93 per cent) of family physicians frequently treat patients with low back pain and more than half (55 per cent) admit they find it challenging to treat these patients on their own. Three‐quarters (75 per cent) say they think their patients suffering from low back pain could benefit from treatment options offered by other health care professionals.

June 12, 2012