Chiropractors are an important part of your health care team in Nova Scotia. As a recognized and regulated profession for over 60 years, chiropractors are first-line health care professionals as experts in neuromusculoskeletal health.
Nova Scotia chiropractors are a critical part of the solution to address this growing MSK epidemic. Each year, at least 4.7 million Canadians rely on the healthcare provided by chiropractors to prevent and manage the serious burden of MSK pain and diseases.
Chiropractic care has significant long-term benefits, from increasing the quality of life for patients and helping employees return to work faster, to reducing public healthcare costs and pressures on the system. Chiropractic treatments are evidence-informed, non-invasive, drug-free manual therapies that are often combined with therapeutic exercise and lifestyle modifications. For optimal health and quality of life, a chiropractor should be part of every Canadian’s healthcare team.
We are strong advocates for optimal health and wellness for all Nova Scotians. Here are some of the ways we are working to ensure choices in your health care as well as efficient access to the services that our communities need.
Proposed Changes to the Nova Scotia Auto Insurance Product
It is critical that Nova Scotians have access to and financial support for scientific, regulated, effective treatment by Doctors of Chiropractic in cases of injury in motor vehicle accidents. Current processes are inadequate to meet the needs of suffering patients, especially those who do not have a family physician. The Office of The Superintendent of Insurance issued a public discussion paper in late 2022. https://novascotia.ca/automobile-insurance-review-engagement/docs/auto-insurance-discussion-paper-en.pdf
Nova Scotia Chiropractors must have a voice in this important area of government and health care! Below is the Council of The Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors official response: