Edmonton just celebrated Heritage days in Hawrelak park on the August long weekend. It was a festive affair and I enjoyed it thoroughly. As a Chiropractor in Edmonton, it also reminded me about the importance of understanding the Chiropractic Heritage.
Chiropractic was founded by a Canadian, DD Palmer in 1895 when he adjusted the spine of Mr. Harvey Lillard to restore his hearing. This was a novel approach at the time. I know that there are many Canadians that have contributed to humanity in many fields but DD Palmer’s contribution and his Canadian roots have not enjoyed the limelight just yet.
The growth of the Chiropractic profession throughout the world and its importance in overall health will eventually change that.
People seek Chiropractic for primarily spinal related disorders such as Sciatica, low back pain, neck pain and headaches but its use for other health issues is rapidly growing.
The profession is regulated in Alberta by the Alberta College of Chiropractors and the doctors at Divine Spine are mandated to be a part of the college.