World Congress of Chiropractic Students: WCCS

Diversity Beliefs as a bridge for the future

The future is good

Abstract: Chiropractic practitioners have the potential to help create space and acceptance for their patients, but what about each other? Chiropractic has a large spectrum when it comes to defining what is chiropractic. One side has a vitalistic view while the other is mechanistic, plus everything in between. The vitalistic chiropractors use the term vertebral subluxation and depending on how deep you want to take it, some have a more spiritual viewpoint. While the mechanistic viewpoint mainly focuses on the physical body and uses the term manipulation or moving a segment in space.

What if diversity is a key for improving the future of humanity, even chiropractic?

Cite: Paul C. Diversity Beliefs as a bridge for the future. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2022;3.2. URL apcj.net/papers-issue-3-2/#PaulWCCS



The WCCS: A phoenix arising from the ashes

The future is good

The WCCS has the remarkable ability to make its members feel as though they are part of something that is bigger than themselves. We are the only international student-led chiropractic organization, paving the way for a future of higher standards of chiropractic care, globally.

We have started to plan face-to-face events again and are encouraging our members and chiropractic students from around the world to be represented by an organization that previously brought so many people together for so many years. There is still a small flame that burns within this organization, and that little flame is the members that have enough faith and patience to nurture it and watch it spread to more regions and to more members over time.

Cite: Wagner T. The WCCS: A phoenix arising from the ashes. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2022;3.1 URL apcj.net/papers-issue-3-1/#WagnerWCCS

WCCS Director of Secretariat

Spinal decompression in chronic pain

Spinal decompression is discussed as a safe, clinically effective alternative to drugs and surgery for patients with chronic back pain.

Cite: Salah D. Spinal decompression in chronic pain. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2022;2.6. URL apcj.net/papers-issue-2-6/#SalahWCCS

WCCS Secretary's Message

Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best and bracing for impact

'Much as a student must transition their practice to accommodate the most common conditions whilst not forgetting their essential education with regards to red flags; I hope that our organisation can progress towards being able to focus on a return to normal business, whilst not forgetting the lessons learned through the pandemic. This results in a ‘new normal’, one where we’ve learned the value of technology not only for its convenience, but for its accessibility - especially considering the global nature of WCCS. Furthermore, member engagement during these times has been challenging and through this experience the board has increased its awareness of what is most important to members and how this can most easily be provided. As always, the safety and satisfaction of our members remains a top priority.'

Cite: McLuckie A. Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best and bracing for impact: A narrative on parallels between chiropractic education and the WCCS pandemic response. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021;2.1. URL apcj.net/wccs/ 

The image problem of chiropractic - a student’s perspective

Abstract:

 The challenge to unite our profession while respecting and appreciating the diversity with in it is one that no person, country or organisation can solve alone.

That is why we encourage our student members to interact with and learn from each other early on.

I believe that if we focus on the core values that most chiropractors have in common: evidence-based, patient-centred care, we can grow into a united profession and then be more effective in our efforts to educate the public about our work and provide more people with chiropractic care.

Indexing terms: Chiropractic; Patient-centred care; Student; WCCS

Cite: Conradi L.The image problem of chiropractic: A student’s perspective. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021;2.4. URL apcj.net/WCCS/#Conradi


WCCS and Youth Leadership

Youth leadership and representation in Healthcare: The importance of youth having a voice in the Healthcare sector.

'We have found ourselves in a continuously developing and changing profession. However, this same profession is not fully understood or considered as a healthcare choice by the entirety of the global population. A lack of awareness and understanding of who Chiropractors are and what Chiropractic entails can be highlighted amongst others as one of the greatest modern-day challenges that the Chiropractic profession faces. The inclusion of the youth of Chiropractic in advocacy and interaction at high level proceedings gives the profession the opportunity to address matters of importance in a new and innovative manner.

To the Youth I say, take the opportunities given and do not be afraid of what the task encompasses. Be fearless in your pursuit to learn and you will always find someone to guide you along your path. Achieving this goal will be an incredible representation of the Chiropractic profession and the youth of healthcare at large'

Cite: Tagari MY. Youth leadership and representation in Healthcare: The importance of youth having a voice in the Healthcare sector. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021;2.2. URL apcj.net/wccs/ 

Secretary's Message

Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best and bracing for impact

'Much as a student must transition their practice to accommodate the most common conditions whilst not forgetting their essential education with regards to red flags; I hope that our organisation can progress towards being able to focus on a return to normal business, whilst not forgetting the lessons learned through the pandemic. This results in a ‘new normal’, one where we’ve learned the value of technology not only for its convenience, but for its accessibility - especially considering the global nature of WCCS. Furthermore, member engagement during these times has been challenging and through this experience the board has increased its awareness of what is most important to members and how this can most easily be provided. As always, the safety and satisfaction of our members remains a top priority.'

Cite: McLuckie A. Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best and bracing for impact: A narrative on parallels between chiropractic education and the WCCS pandemic response. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021;2.1. URL apcj.net/wccs/ 

President's Message

The Global Consciousness of Chiropractic

'I see the potential in us, in students, in youth in creating a healthy recovery of our world and our future generations. I also see potential in our working profession, to pave the way for youth participation and in the fight against tokenism and enhancing access to care through innovative strategies.'

Cite: Buote J. The Global Consciousness of Chiropractic. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021;1.4. URL www.apcj.net/wccs-president-jordanne-april-2021/

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