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Help! I Need Your Support
I have the honour of sitting as the BC Representative on the Board of Governors for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). I am a CMCC Alumni and proud of that for many reasons.
The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College was founded in 1945 at the end of the Second World War – hence the name. The first class (and for a few years after) had a lot of vets who were looking for a new beginning and who were taking advantage of educational initiatives put forward by the Government. These were people with incredible experience, foresight, a multitude of strengths and skills and a vision for what Canada could be. They built an incredible institution that has become world renowned.
CMCC's greatest strengths lie in exceptional education and in research. We believe in rigor and innovation and we practice these things in everything we do.
It's not easy being a Chiropractic College! Even though the profession has been around since 1895 and has been recognized and regulated in all Canadian Provinces, US States and many other countries for many, many years, we still face obstacles. But we are working on overcoming them, and doing it with strength and grace.
CMCC is a private institution and receives no government funding. During these economic times, it is unlikely that that will change in the near future. That being said, the College is on sound economic footing because of very good stewardship and planning. Our main sources of income of tuition, donations and bequests and fund raising.
One of my duties as a CMCC Governor is to fund raise, so I'm asking you to help me by sponsoring me on the 25th<
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span style=”font-family: Arial, sans-serif;”> annual Backs in Motion Run/Walk ON APRIL 18, 2010. To donate, follow these simple steps.
Go to www.cmcc.ca
Under “shortcuts” (in the list on the right hand side of the screen) click on Donate to CMCC Now. This will take you to a secure online donation website.
Click on the “Donate Now” button. Complete the form. Under “Fund/Designation” select “Backs in Motion Run/Walk – April 18, 2010” from the drop down menu.
In the “Message/Special instructions” section, fill in my name, Dr. Dorothea McCallum as the recipient and quote “run”
A tax receipt will be emailed to you automatically for gifts of $20.00 or more.
I'll be writing more about CMCC and all the neat things that happen there, some history, maybe even some good stories from when I was a student in future Blogs, so stay posted.
Thanks for your help in supporting CMCC!
We generally think of carpal tunnel as an affliction that only affects people who spend endless hours behind a keyboard, but that is not necessarily the case. The syndrome has a variety of causes, all of which begin as a mild aching in your wris
t. The carpal tunnel is, in fact, a tunnel, and houses the main nerve and nine tendons leading into your hand.
There are certain factors that will put you at greater risk, including sex, heredity and some health conditions. Over the last year, I have begun to develop some of the early symptoms of carpal tunnel. In an effort to combat the syndrome, I have begun seeking carpal tunnel Abbotsford treatment.
It is commonly claimed that 1 out of 5 people suffer from some sort of back pain. The pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. It is the fifth most common re
ason for physician visits. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life.
While surgery may sometimes be appropriate for some patinets, the management of the pain can be treated without surgery. McCallum Chiropractic's goals are to achieve maximal reduction in pain intensity as rapidly as possible and being able to restore an individual's ability to function in everyday activities.
Back pain is the most common complaint of workers who carry heavy loads. It is also common among office workers who stay glued in their seats for hours. The pain may be chronic and intense and may prevent them from doing various activities
of daily living. There are several methods to alleviate the pain, including creams and an Abbotsford back pain specialist.
Workers with a lot of physical work must also learn to use the proper body mechanics when lifting heavy packages. They must bend through their knees while keeping their backs straight. Office workers, on the other hand, must keep their back supported and make use of ergonomic chairs for back support.
There’s nothing quite as painful as a back injury. Even if it’s something chronic, and the ache is something that you’ve learned to live with, you shouldn’t have to wince and shift your way through life. To that end, look into various kinds of back pain relief, and you might be surprised at the kind of mobility you get back once you find a solution. Things that used to be painful like hiking, biking, or even walking, can be pain free or at least drastically less painful than when you’re experiencing the lower back irritation.
The most common reason for lower back pain is arduous or difficult projects that you’re not use to such as yard work of heavy lifting. This can cause muscle strain or even a “slipped disk” that can create persistent and nagging pain. The best way to relieve the pain without any additives is with rest and light usage. Lie on your back with a pillow under your neck and knees. This will take the weight off your back. Then walk around for a few minutes every hour. Simply lying around will only weaken the muscles. Even if it causes discomfort, walk around, and you’ll actually speed the recovery process. When this didn’t’ work for me, I got some chiropractor adjustments Abbotsford, and the pain subsided within a few sessions.