- Category: News
October 16 is World Spine Day. It’s an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health that is coordinated each year by the WFC. This year the theme is “Straighten Up and Move”which accords with evidence supporting optimum care for spinal disorders and the World Health Organization’s focus on physical activity as a way to combat a range of health disorders including cardiovascular disease, obesity and, of course, musculoskeletal disorders.
This year, we recruited the services of a dedicated global coordinator for World Spine Day. Dr Robyn Brown has revamped theWorld Spine Day website, up-scaled theWorld Spine Day Facebook Page, created and developed aTwitter feedand has generated a network of supporters of World Spine Day from all professions. Dr Camilla Beavis, an AECC graduate, has worked with Robyn to develop thisfabulous videoas well as aGIFto illustrate the theme of World Spine Day.
World Spine Day provides the perfect opportunity for chiropractic to be front and centre. We have been gifted the opportunity by the Global Alliance to lead this project and while it must not be a solely chiropractic initiative, it provides chiropractic organisations, institutions and individual doctors of chiropractic the chance to promoteStraighten Up and Moveas a public health initiative that will demonstrate our identity and leadership as spinal health experts in the healthcare system. As a profession, every country, every organisation and every individual chiropractor has a unique opportunity to get involved.
Please help the WFC to promote World Spine Day by forwarding this message to your respective student bodies, professional members and colleagues. Together we can make this international day of action a huge success.
Get involved and for a chance to win! At the World Federation of Chiropractic we want to know how we celebrated the World Day Backbone in your community. Whether you are a chiropractor, clinic, organization, association, educational institution or student group, inform us about what he has done to make an impact on the Day of Spine. Again, we are recognizing the best projects and activities, so be sure to take lots of pictures and share with us the experience. There are 5 prizes to be won
First prize: US $ 600
Second prize: US $ 300
Educational Institutions First prize: US $ 600
Second prize: US $ 300
Clinical / Professional Single Best contestant: US $ 500