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ON Chiropractic is a member resource of the Ontario Chiropractic Association that paints a vivid picture of the future of chiropractic for OCA members and stakeholders. The purpose of this publication is to serve and inform our members through the combination of future-focused articles with actionable advice on a wide range of topics relevant to your practice today. ON Chiropractic is now available online. Explore all of our issues in one convenient, tablet-friendly interface. Be sure to allow pop-ups to ensure a seamless experience. The OCA welcomes feedback on this publication at oca@chiropractic.on.ca.

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Current Issue: Fall/Winter 2018

 

ON Chiropractic Fall/Winter 2018
READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE »DOWNLOAD THE PDF »In this issue, we utilize input and quotes from members to help tell the story of patient perspectives and how our profession shapes them. We cover a range of topics from self-care, patient-centred care and patient experiences to current research, patient demographics and how to use Instagram to promote your practice. 

Features:
Enhancing the Patient Experience 
Get back to basics in identifying the key elements to providing a great patient experience!

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Adjust for the Future 
An informative look at how chiropractors need to address senior-specific concerns now. 

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And More:

  • Letter from the CEO The Ontario Chiropractic Association’s CEO, Caroline Brereton, delivers her first letter in ON Chiropractic, addressing the importance of proactively shaping the perspectives of patients.
  • The Role of Research in a Thriving Profession Several OCA members contribute to the conversation about why research matters, providing their own thoughts, opinions and experiences on a specific research study of their choice.
  • Health Care Conversations Happen Online! A round-up that illustrates how you can connect with patients using social media and online tools to promote yourself and
    your practice.
  • Five Most Popular CE Webinars Check out our most popular continuing education webinars and why they matter to your practice.
  • Care Begins With You Find out what fellow chiropractors have to say about the little things that motivate them throughout their day. Take a moment to reflect on how small rituals can have a big influence on mindset.

 

Past Issues

 


ON Chiropractic Spring 2018
Spring 2018
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In this issue, we cover what it means to be a chiropractic leader. Read Dr. Bob Haig’s inspiring farewell message to the OCA, discover more about our 2017 Award Recipients, and learn how the OCA’s advocacy strategy continues to pay dividends to the profession. Read this issue online or download and print the PDF.

Features:
Looking Back, Facing Forward: A Farewell Message From Dr. Bob Haig 
OCA CEO Dr. Bob Haig shares his past experiences and his thoughts on what the future holds for our profession.

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Meet the 2017 OCA Award Recipients 
At our annual Awards Gala, we were proud to recognize the leadership and dedication of Ontario chiropractors.  

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And More:


 

ON Chiropractic Fall 2017 Fall 2017
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In this issue, we explore 15 ways to improve the quality of your clinic, our upcoming clinical notes software, advertising, how to determine the status of a WSIB claim, and best practices for accounts receivable.

Feature Articles:
15 WAYS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR CLINIC
High quality care goes far beyond your clinical skills! Discover strategies that will help you improve the patient experiences your clinic offers. Read this feature online »ASPIRE: MORE THAN A TOOL
Technology is transforming many fields, including health care. The OCA’s latest software, Aspire, will be a state-of-the-art interactive clinical note-taking platform that can help you take your practice to the next level. Read this feature online »And More:

  • IN THIS ISSUEWhat does it mean to be a high quality chiropractor? We explore the factors that come together to create excellent patient experiences and make you excited to come to work in the morning.
  • MEMBER RESOURCESOCA Advertising: It’s the Simple Things
    Learn about the development of the OCA’s Simple Things campaign and why we focused on how pain can make life’s simple moments a struggle.
  • INSURANCEDetermining the Status of a WSIB Claim
    This short guide will help practitioners handle WSIB claims and discuss the possible outcomes of a claim with patients.
  • COMPLIANCEStandard of Practice: Advertising
    The CCO Standard of Practice on advertising now applies to chiropractic websites and social media feeds. Learn what this means for your practice.
  • BUSINESSSix Tips to Get Your Accounts Receivable Under Control
    Good billing practices, account management and workflow processes can help your clinic run like a well-oiled machine.

ON Chiropractic Spring 2017 SPRING 2017
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In this issue, we cover the opioid epidemic and how chiropractors can help chronic MSK pain patients, our 2016 Award Recipients, the key elements of strong contracts, new CCO Public Record disclosures and more.

  • FEATURE – Opioids: Patients Deserve Better
    Canada’s over-reliance on opioids for chronic MSK pain has been a recipe for misery. It’s time to offer patients healthy, low-risk solutions that include manual therapy.
  • FEATURE – Meet the 2016 OCA Awards Recipients
    At our 2016 OCA Awards Gala, we were proud to recognize the commitment of Ontario’s chiropractors to patient health and professional excellence.
  • IN THIS ISSUECollaborative care is the strongest path forward for the profession, for patients and for the health care system.
  • MEMBER RESOURCESMember Report
    We report on the highlights of the association’s work on your behalf in the August 2015 – July 2016 fiscal year.
  • MEMBER RESOURCESIf it’s Not in Writing, It Doesn’t Exist: Preparing Written Contracts
    Learn how you can protect your personal, business and legal interests in your employee or associate agreements.
  • MEMBER RESOURCESThe Expansion of the CCO Public Register
    New information was added to the CCO Public Register in 2016. Learn how this might affect your practice moving forward.
  • PATIENT CAREAll Hands on Deck: The Power of the DC-RMT Team
    This guest article from the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario covers the benefits of adding an RMT to your patient care team.

ON Chiropractic Spring 2016
SPRING 2016
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When we’re up against unforeseen obstacles, it’s the people supporting us who can make the difference between success and despair.
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ON Chiropractic Winter 2016 WINTER 2016
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Health care is changing and there are many opportunities for you to prosper through collaboration.

  • FEATURE – 3 Steps for Generating Referrals
    Up to 1.5 million Ontarians visit their physician each year for musculoskeletal concerns. How can chiropractors connect with these patients?
  • FEATURE – 2015 OCA Awards Recipients
    We’re proud to introduce you to six chiropractors and one CHA who are making a difference — the recipients of the 2015 OCA Awards.
  • IN THIS ISSUE – Work Together. Reach the Stars.
    Health care is changing and there are many opportunities for you to prosper through collaboration.
  • NETWORKINGSmall Talk Skills
    Learn how a “conversation stack” can make small talk easier and more engaging.
  • MARKETINGMobile Search Optimization: Turning Neighbours into Patients
    Mobile devices are taking over. Learn how you can harness mobile search when marketing your clinic.
  • MEMBER UPDATE2014–2015: OCA Highlights
    Learn how your OCA dues are being used to advance the profession in Ontario through advocacy, outreach, marketing and member tools.

ON Chiropractic Fall 2015 FALL 2015
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At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, chiropractic shone on the world stage.

  • FEATURE – Sports of the Parapan Am Games
    How do the sports of the Parapan Am Games work? And how can chiropractors get involved?
  • FEATURE – Chiropractors at Toronto 2015
    Over 150 Canadian chiropractors volunteered at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. These are their stories.
  • IN THIS ISSUE – Chiropractors on the World Stage
    At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games, chiropractic shone on the world stage.
  • OUTREACH – Presenting to Other Health Practitioners
    Presenting to other health practitioners about chiropractic can be a great way to expand your network. These tips will get you started.
  • CLINICAL – Healthy Aging and Exercises
    The Baby Boomers are getting older, but they’re not planning on slowing down any time soon. Use these tools to help your patients stay active.
  • BUSINESS – Tax Planning: Dividends and Salaries
    How can you lower your personal income tax? What should you consider when deciding to pay yourself in salary or dividends?

ON Chiropractic Spring 2015 SPRING 2015
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Chiropractors are leaders. To keep ahead of the pack we need to be attuned to trends and ready to innovate.


ON Chiropractic Winter 2015 WINTER 2015
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Canadian society is a kaleidoscope of different faiths and ages, cultures and genders. This issue of ON Chiropractic explores how to embrace diversity.

  • FEATURE – Chiropractic for Today’s Canada
    Truly holistic care includes the patient’s body, mind, family background and cultural context. We examine the key elements of providing culturally sensitive care.
  • FEATURE – Cultural Immersion: Lessons Learned While Working Abroad
    Travelling can open your mind and heighten your senses. Dive into these stories from chiropractors working around the world and see your practice in a new light.
  • FEATURE – Celebrating Chiropractic
    The OCA Awards recognize the contributions and achievements of chiropractors actoss the province. We’re proud to introduce you to the recipients of the 2014 Awards.
  • IN THIS ISSUE – Thriving in a Kaleidoscopic World
    Canadian society is a kaleidoscope of different faiths and ages, cultures and genders. This issue of ON Chiropractic explores how to embrace diversity.
  • COMPLIANCE – FSCO Service Provider Licensing
    In 2014, FSCO Service Provider Licensing changed the way auto insurance is reimbursed. Learn how this regulation will affect your practice.
  • HUMAN RESOURCES – Giving Your Staff a Break
    What are your rights and responsibilities as an employer under the Employment Standards Act?

ON Chiropractic Fall 2014 FALL 2014
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Focus is shifting from where a patient receives care to the team of professionals who provide that care. Learn about some exciting ways to enhance the team around your patients in this issue of ON Chiropractic.

  • FEATURE – Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Chiropractic: Part 2
    In the conclusion of a two part series, ON Chiropractic explores ways to make CBT available to chiropractic patients. Training, referral and co-location are each examined.
  • FEATURE – Understanding Concussions: Chiropractic Contributions
    With active living comes many benefits – and a higher risk of concussions. Learn about three chiropractors who are contributing to our understanding of this increasingly common condition.
  • FEATURE – Mentorship in Practice
    Learn how this dynamic pair of chiropractors each benefitted from a reciprocal mentorship arrangement.
  • IN THIS ISSUE – Excellent Teams. Exceptional Care.
    Focus is shifting from where a patient receives care to the team of professionals who provide that care. Learn about some exciting ways to enhance the team around your patients in this issue of ON Chiropractic.
  • COMPLIANCE – Patient Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
    All Ontario chiropractors must comply with the requirements of the Patient Health Information Protection Act. Get a refresher on some of the key elements of PHIPA.
  • MARKETING – Online Marketing
    Like. Share. Rate. Tweet. Comment. Learn to decode the Dos and Don’ts of Online Marketing.
  • COMMUNITY –  The Disneyworld of Health Care
    Countless Chiropractors across Canada support organized sport at all levels. Learn about three colleagues who are contributing their skills as chiropractors to multi-sport events around the world.

ON Chiropractic Spring 2014 SPRING 2014
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Chiropractors continually seek ways to help patients achieve and maintain good health. Consider some reimagined ways to build your practice and have greater impact.

  • FEATURE – Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Chiropractic: Part 1
    In Part One of this two-part series, ON Chiropractic explores the connections between physical and mental pain and the benefits of incorporating Cognitive-behavioural Therapy in chiropractic treatment plans.
  • FEATURE – Chiropractic and Exercise: A Powerful Team
    With so many chiropractors coming to the profession from athletic backgrounds, it is no wonder that the utilization of exercise components in chiropractic treatment plans is on the rise. Learn how this powerful tool can enhance your patients’ outcomes.
  • IN THIS ISSUE – Focus on the Horizon. Grow Your Practice.
    Chiropractors continually seek ways to help patients achieve and maintain good health. Consider some reimagined ways to build your practice and have greater impact.
  • COMPLIANCE – Chiropractic Code of Ethics
    When considering how to operate your practice, the CCO Code of Ethics can help you find your way. Get a refresher and learn how to abvoid liability.
  • MARKETING – Web Design: Seizing the Zero Moment of Truth
    Technology is changing the way we choose the services we buy. Learn how the “Zero Moment of Truth” could be helping your business.
  • COMMUNITY –  Grassroots Promotion of Chiropractic
    Chiropractic has so much to offer Ontarians. Learn how three of your colleagues are getting the word out in their communities.

ON Chiropractic Winter 2014 WINTER 2014
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The road to recovery has many twists and turns. Learn about some new tools to navigate that road in this issue of ON Chiropractic.

  • FEATURE – Osteoarthritis: Understanding Pain and Treatment
    The Arthritis Society of Canada predicts that, within a generation, there will be a new diagnosis of osteoarthritis in Canada every 60 seconds. Learn more about the condition and how to enhance your treatment plans.
  • FEATURE – Private/Public Mashup: The Global Trend
    Across the globe, health care is working out a new balance between public and private payers. Discover how it’s advancing chiropractic and patient care.
  • FEATURE – Prehabilitation: A Head Start on the Road to Recovery
    A recent article in Physiotherapy Canada outlined preliminary evidence that prehabilitation improves physical function in “even the most severely compromised patients” who are waiting to undergo total joint arthroplasty. Read how to incorporate this technique into your practice.
  • IN THIS ISSUE – The Road to Recovery
    The road to recovery has many twists and turns. Learn about some new tools to navigate that road in this issue of ON Chiropractic.
  • COMPLIANCE – Standard of Practice: Advertising
    Specific standards and guidelines govern chiropractic advsertising in Ontario. Get a refresher on the current rules and learn how to avoid liability.
  • BUSINESS – Guidance: Is Incorporation Right For Your Practice?
    Wondering if incorporation is right for your practice? Find out from industry experts.
  • HUMAN RESOURCES – Guidance: Employee or Independent Contractor?
    Adding to your team? Getting the parameters right lays the foundation for a fruitful business relationship. Learn how.
  • COMMUNITY – Breaking Down Barriers to Chiropractic Care
    Chiropractors across Ontario are reducing barriers to underserved populations. Meet three chiropractors who are part of this trend.

ON Chiropractic Fall 2013 FALL 2013
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Begin your journey to thinking more critically about your business and practice.


ON Chiropractic Spring/Summer 2013 SPRING/SUMMER 2013
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The next generation of the OCA News, this OCA member resource offers actionable practice strategies and bigger picture features. Welcome to ON Chiropractic.

  • FEATURE – Ontario’s Midwives: From Marginal to Mainstream
    The practice of midwifery was essentially criminalized less than three decades ago. Today the provincial government is getting ready to open two new, midwifery-led Birth Centres. The road Ontario’s midwives have travelled reinforces strategies in chiropractic.
  • FEATURE – Chiropractic in Ontario: A Global Perspective
    The World Federation of Chiropractic recently reported to the World Health Organization on the state of chiropractic globally. See how progress in Ontario tracks.
  • FEATURE – The Patient-Centred Team
    Robert Buren’s life changed in seconds. Now seconds count even more as he races to become an Ironman. Learn about the team of care that is helping him reach his most ambitious goal yet. And about “what’s next”.
  • IN THIS ISSUE – Bigger Picture. Brighter Future.
    The next generation of the OCA News, this OCA member resource offers actionable practice strategies and bigger picture features. Welcome to ON Chiropractic.
  • COMPLIANCE – Update: Treating Your Spouse
    Change may be coming to regulations on the treatment of spouses. Get a refresher on the current rules and learn how to avoid liability.
  • BUSINESS – Guidance: A Patient-Centred ‘Recall’ Strategy
    Patient ‘recalls’ challenge many practices. Strategies to build a patient-centred program are a place to start.
  • TECHNOLOGY – How To: Choosing the Right Practice Management Software
    Choose wisely and practice management software can help build your practice. A needs assessment and fresh data on the most popular features will help.
  • COMMUNITY – Bright, Future Chiropractors
    The chiropractic student body is as committed and diverse as the profession itself. Meet three bright, future chiropractors and see where their practices may take them.