Whale watch Dr. Denise Perron from Westmount, Que., recently travelled to the Canadian arctic. While exploring the area with experienced guides from the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge in Nunavut, her group came upon the skeleton of a bowhead whale that washed up on shore on Cumberland Island. “I was compelled to take a photo as it made a perfect chiropractor’s dream photo,” said Perron, who has been in practice since 1985. Survey draw winners Dr. Keith Tse (left) of Meridian Spine + Sport in Richmond Hill, Ont., and Dr. Dean Allan (right) of Carstairs Family Chiropractic in Carstairs, Alta., were the lucky winners of our prize draw from the 2017 Canadian Chiropractor Practice Survey. Tse won a brand new Apple Watch and Allan is the new owner of Dynamic Disc Designs’ Professional LxH Disc Model. The prize draw for the survey was sponsored by Atlas Chiropractic Systems and Dynamic Disc Designs. New member Dr. Martin Descarreaux, professor in the department of human kinetics at the Université du Québec à Trois- Rivières (UQTR), is now the newest member of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Research Council. Descarreaux graduated from the UQTR’s first cohort of the chiropractic program in 1998, and completed a PhD in kinesiology at the Université Laval six years later. His current research projects involve the characterization of the neurophysiological and biomechanical effects of spinal manipulation, the various effects of pain and pain-related psychological components on trunk neuromuscular strategies, as well as motor learning of spinal manipulation. In the past five years alone, Descarreaux has been a primary or named author in over 60 published papers. He is currently the director of the Groupe de recherche sur les affections neuromusculosquelettiques (Research Group on neuromusculoskeletal disorders) at UQTR. New Brunswick Research Chair Dr. Jeff Hebert recently joined the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology as the new Research Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health. The new position is a result of a $1-million partnership between the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation. Hebert was previously the associate dean of research at Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science in Western Australia. In his current capacity as research chair, Hebert will focus on three areas of research: understanding the clinical outcomes of surgical and non-operative interventions for musculoskeletal disorders and their associations with physical activity behaviour and health comorbidities; investigating the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on physical activity behaviour and cardiovascular health in young people and adults; and discovering determinants of clinical outcome for people with musculoskeletal disorders undergoing surgical and non-operative therapies.
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