The SCCA Outreach Committee is dedicated to educating the public on important health issues. We are a student committee that collaborates with fourth year interns from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College to present information on the following topics:
High School Outreach
The High school outreach committee organizes presentations on chiropractic with high schools in the Toronto area. These presentations are given by fourth year CMCC interns and are designed to educate students on what chiropractic is and the requirements in applying for chiropractic school.
Backpack Outreach: Pack it light, Wear it right
This outreach is directed towards children in elementary schools. In this 1 hour presentation, students are taught how to pack, carry, and lift their backpacks in a safer and more efficient way. Students are taught how the spine works and moves. They will know what a proper fitting backpack should look and feel like, how heavy their backpacks should feel, and what it means for them when it is too heavy.
Fall Prevention Outreach
The Fall Prevention program is directed towards senior populations and those at a higher risk of falling. In this 1 hour presentation, participants are taught how falling occurs most commonly and how to help prevent this from happening. They will learn a few simple tips along with exercises focusing on balance and coordination, strengthening, and postural care.
Concussion and Helmet Safety Outreach
The Concussion and Helmet Outreach is directed towards children in elementary and high schools. Children are taught how their brain works, and the importance of protecting their heads. They are also taught about the consequences of trauma to the brain and what the effects are. Leaving this seminar they should have an understanding of how a proper helmet should feel and how important it is that it fits properly!
The Helmet Safety Outreach is aimed towards elementary aged children. We have presented 1 hour lessons for children in skateboard and bicycle summer camps. This lesson emphasizes the importance of helmets and how to appropriately use them. Students leave the presentation with a new understanding of helmet safety and how to properly fit a helmet.
The Brain Day program is directed towards older elementary students. The program teaches children about the brain and our senses in roughly 1.5 hours. Students learn in about science and anatomy in an interactive environment.
If you would like us to present to your school, camp, or building on any of the topics above, please contact the SCCA Outreach Committee through firstname.lastname@example.org