By Dr. Clark Mills, President, Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors

We are very fortunate to be a supporting sponsor of BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life now on at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton (TWoSE).

Alberta’s chiropractors welcome and value the opportunity to partner and participate with TWoSE, an organization that is committed to the sharing of science and knowledge, and in the case of the BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life exhibit, within the realm of health and the human body.

As regulated health professionals providing care to almost a million Albertans every year, Alberta’s chiropractors work with patients to resolves issues related to the spine and to restore health. Chiropractic training provides an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the human body and how it works.

We are often unaware and sometimes disregardful of how our behaviours and choices impact our bodies simply because the negative impact is not clearly visible to us. The BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life exhibit provides a rare opportunity for Albertans to see the human body in minute and specific detail so that we may better understand how our day-to-day choices affect our bodies.

Information helps develop an understanding and understanding often leads to change. This exhibit offers Albertans this opportunity – the opportunity to see, understand and re-evaluate some of our choices.

A person’s health is determined by many factors, but we do not always see the impact of the choices we make in a timely manner. Health professions such as chiropractic and many others are committed to helping patients and all Albertans to understand more about their health and to take responsibility for making good choices that help create positive outcomes.

Within a new understanding, we also all have the opportunity to positively influence our friends, family and colleagues in the worlds in which we work and the communities in which we live. We can take what we learn from an exhibit such as BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and share it to help others make better choices and support the positive aspects of individual health.

On behalf of the almost 1,000 licensed chiropractors across Alberta, we are so pleased to support the TELUS World of Science Edmonton in bringing the first ever Canadian showing of BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life to the province.

Be sure to check out the exhibit this summer!