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World Spine Day – October 16th

By |October 15, 2013|News|


Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.

Spinal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name a few are common, and they can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting a person’s ability to work, to enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting healthy sleep patterns.

Research has demonstrated that poor postures and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders.

The good news is that many of these common problems can be easily avoided!

That’s why this year’s theme for World Spine Day is “Straighten Up and Move,” focusing on the importance of proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health. To help mark World Spine Day, participating health care providers and organizations around the world will provide important information, tips and tools to help prevent many of these spinal disorders.

WSD received several nominations from across the globe, representing several organizations
and professions all with special interest in spinal health for the interim WSD International
Organizing Committee (IOC). The WSD IOC will be responsible for providing input regarding
themes, content, resource materials and formation of a permanent committee.
Committee members will include:
Dr. Ina Diener- South African Society of Physiotherapy (South Africa)
Dr. Veronika Fialka-Moser- Medizinische Universität Wien (Austria)
Dr. Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BJD ICC and World Federation of Chiropractic (Canada)
Dr. Jennifer Nash, World Spine Day (Canada)
Nick Pahl- British Acupuncture Council (United Kingdom)
Marilyn Pattison- World Federation of Occupational Therapists (Australia)

African Chiropractic Federation Publishes First Newsletter

By |October 15, 2013|News|

Source World Federation of Chiropractic

The African Chiropractic Federation (ACF), representing national associations of chiropractors in Africa and newly formed at the WFC Congress in Durban last April, has now published its first newsletter, which may be read here.

Items include biographies of African chiropractors in several countries, news stories, and notice of the first Annual Meeting and Seminar to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 3-5, 2014.  Keynote speakers are Drs Francis Murphy and Brian McAulay, generously sponsored by Parker University.

Congratulations to ACF News editors Drs Praveena Maharaj, South Africa, and Neera Sharma Maini of Kenya.