Course Details

This module presented by Dr Greg Kawchuk highlights the growing role of big data in healthcare, and how this impacts on chiropractic. The concept of spinal stiffness is discussed and how applying technological advances such as incorporating big data can assist practitioners improve what they do.

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    ECU Lockdown Series: How Big Data is Transforming Chiropractic? [CPD 1 pt/hr]

    • ECU Lockdown Series: How Big Data is Transforming Chiropractic? [CPD 1hr/pt]

    • Assessment - ECU Lockdown Series: How Big Data is Transforming Chiropractic?

Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, you will be able to:

1) Understand the influence of big data on chiropractic.

2.) Understand concepts such as spinal stiffness and the application of technology to patient care.

3.) Understand the potential use of big data to assist improve patient outcomes

CPD Hours/Points = 1.0



Greg Kawchuk

Dr. Greg Kawchuk BSc, DC, MSc, PhD is a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta. Greg is a CMCC graduate (1990) who practised chiropractic for 15 years in multidisciplinary settings before becoming a full-time researcher. He was the recipient of the first chiropractic research chair in Canada and in 2004, was recruited to the University of Alberta as the Canada Research Chair in Spinal Function. Dr. Kawchuk’s research interests are focused on creating meaningful strategies to prevent and treat spinal disorders. His work spans basic science, clinical trials and recently, healthcare reform. A major component of his research is developing novel technologies to measure spinal function then employing those technologies to evaluate clinical interventions. Competitive awards from the major funding agencies support Dr Kawchuk’s work which has resulted in 150 papers, the most recent of which have been published in Scientific Reports, Pain and PLOS One.