Partners & Funders
CMCC is involved with researchers at universities, government and industry, where we are working together to improve chiropractic teaching and technique, and patient health. Meet our partners in innovation. Collaborative arrangements with individual university researchers in basic science, clinical studies and health care policy research have enabled members of the CMCC research faculty, and residents and graduate students to participate in studies in laboratories and clinics at:
- University of Toronto
- McMaster University
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
- University of Waterloo
- National University of Health Sciences
- University of Vermont,
- Columbia University
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Miami Affiliates
- Texas Back Institute
- St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto)
- Toronto Western Hospital
- Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA)
- OCA/CMCC Student Research Assistance
- Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- National Institutes of Health
- Cleveland Clinic
- Neuro Resource Group Inc.
- Other chiropractic colleges internationally
Currently CMCC researchers are collaborating in the following areas:
Diagnostic studies to understand the nature of pain
- CMCC is working with scientists from McMaster University to evaluate changes in sensation that can occur in the arms and legs with inflammation of spinal nerve roots. This will help us understand the effects of inflamed nerves and guide studies in diagnosis.
- Along with researchers at the University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital, CMCC has been involved in studies of posterior pelvic joint pain. These have given us a better understanding of the use of x-ray to diagnose and manage lower back (sacroiliac) pain.
Treatment studies to ensure safer and better results
- CMCC is also working with other researchers from McMaster University to examine new ways of controlling chronic pain using innovative modes of electrical stimulation. The result could be an inexpensive, home based method to reduce pain and accelerate rehabilitation.
- Columbia University and the University of Vermont have joined with CMCC to evaluate the use of ultrasound imaging to understand the strain that tissues undergo during activity and manual treatments. This will help improve the effectiveness of treatment to relieve pain.
- CMCC and New York Chiropractic College have produced an application to create a biomechanical model of low back adjustment to study how to improve the safety and effectiveness of treatment.
- CMCC is collaborating with National University of Health Sciences in Illinois on a funding proposal to extend earlier CMCC studies on how to localize treatment effects using chiropractic adjustment.
Research to expand the horizons of chiropractic
- CMCC, along with a host of interdisciplinary sponsors, has joined with the University of North Texas to convene an international, integrated panel of experts. The panel will set research priorities for testing the effects of manual treatment on conditions other than musculoskeletal.