Chiropractors and Other Healthcare Professionals

Patients’ health at the heart of interdisciplinary collaboration

Today, collaboration among healthcare professionals is vital. A concerted effort by various professionals makes it possible to offer patients the best possible care tailored to their needs.

As first-line professionals, chiropractors are regularly called upon to collaborate with physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, dentists, and other professionals.

This type of collaborative approach has proven successful, whether it involves a physician referring a patient with lumbar pain to a chiropractor or a chiropractor working closely with a psychologist to provide relief for a patient with chronic pain.

For chiropractors, collaboration starts early on during academic studies, since several courses in the curriculum are offered jointly with other healthcare sector programs.

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration. Consequently, professionals from various healthcare sectors get to know each other better and learn to appreciate the benefits of this type of collaboration.

The OCQ is part of an initiative that brings together 28 professional orders in the healthcare field. The aim of this endeavour is to learn more about the different roles and areas of expertise of each professional, and optimize interdisciplinary collaboration.

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