Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC)
CMCC’s major areas of research include:
Biological Basis of Musculoskeletal Injury and Manual Therapies
To conduct clinically oriented and mechanistic studies assessing the development of musculoskeletal injuries and the biological basis of manual therapies. Primary areas of study include cellular and molecular biology, immunology, biomechanics, ergonomics, mechanobiology, morphology, neurophysiology and ultrasonography.
Clinical and Health Sciences Research
To improve patient-centered care for musculoskeletal conditions through studies focusing on clinical assessment and interventions. Primary areas of study include clinical guideline development, systematic reviews, studies of assessment and diagnosis, clinical and cost-effectiveness trials, prognosis, disability, rehabilitation and health services. Multimodal non-surgical intervention for individuals with knee osteoarthritis — a retrospective case series protocol.
Education in Health Care
To enhance the development of curriculum, explore novel methods for content delivery and assessment, improve collaborative learning and the utilization of innovative technologies, techniques and learning strategies within the context of healthcare education. Primary areas of study include simulation education, interprofessional education, competency-based education, elearning, blended learning, clinical education, active learning strategies, professional development and problem-based learning. A pilot study entails evaluating the baseline abilities of second-year chiropractic students to identify cardiac and lung sounds at the CMCC using high fidelity manikin simulators.
Health and Wellness
To produce evidence that further promotes healthy living of patients and the public. Primary areas of study include physical activity, mental health, dietetics and nutrition. The influence an Exercise is Medicine workshop has on recording exercise minutes per week as a vital sign in CMCC clinics.
Knowledge Translation and Health Policy
To improve the uptake, delivery and continuity of health care, based on research evidence, patient-oriented outcomes and informed decision making. Primary areas of study include knowledge translation, health policy, health economics, health services organization and management, as well as implementation science. A pre-implementation qualitative case study includes the development of an evidence-informed self-management toolkit for low back pain, adapted for the Tobique First Nation, Canada.
The Ontario Tech – CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (CDPR)