Position Statements

The OCA often issues or endorses position statements on a variety of topics.

Immunization and Vaccination

The Ontario Chiropractic Association supports vaccination and immunization as established public health practices in the prevention of infectious diseases. Vaccination is not within the scope of chiropractic practice. The appropriate sources for patient consultation and education regarding vaccination and immunization are public health authorities and health professionals with a scope of practice that includes vaccination.

Chiropractic Treatments for Newborns and Infants

Pediatric care is within the regulated chiropractic scope of practice that is granted through legislation in Ontario. Children can experience low back and neck pain and dysfunction, as well as various conditions affecting their peripheral joints, which can be successfully treated by chiropractic care.

Infants should be under the care of a pediatrician, family doctor or nurse practitioner; and the OCA supports collaboration and communication with an infant’s health care provider team.

Evidence Informed Practice Statement

Canadian chiropractors adopt evidence-informed practice principles to guide clinical decision making by integrating their clinical expertise, patient’s preferences and values, and the best available scientific evidence.

For more information please visit: The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative: progress to date.