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Fall 2011

A message from Dr. Hasick

I trust this finds you all well and I hope you enjoyed our extended beautiful autumn weather. We are now preparing for winter and all the fun activities like snow shoveling, skiing, skating, snow shoveling, warm fires, hockey, snow shoveling. ( Did I mention snow shoveling?) Watch the ice!

Research Update:
I am very excited to report that the ethics review board approval for a research project I am involved in has finally been granted. This is an integrated study with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Foothills Medical Centre. We are studying the effects of the NUCCA Upper Cervical Chiropractic Correction and the physiological changes with Migraine patients.

The Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board of The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Kinesiology at The University of Calgary and the affiliated teaching institutions has approved the study.

We are now in the process of recruiting patients suitable for our study. By clicking here, you will find a list of inclusion and exclusion criteria that will be used to select appropriate candidates for the study. You are not eligible if you have had NUCCA care before. So, for existing patients, you cannot be in the study. But, for your friends and family that have not had NUCCA care, they may be a good candidate.

Please let us know:
If you know someone that is a potential candidate, please have them call Kathy at the Britannia Clinic (403-243-0155).

Patients who are suitable candidates and agree to participate in the study will receive a pre and post MRI using a new and innovative MRI technology. This is a very advanced technology and the first ever in Canada. It is currently used in many large universities in the USA and Germany and is being used to study the changes in cranial pressure with astronauts at N.A.S.A.

Dr. Noam Alperin, one of the co-principal investigators with our project is the physicist responsible for developing this new and innovative technology. Dr. Alperin was in Calgary a few months ago to install the software and set the protocols and techniques for the MRI at a new private facility operated by EFW Radiology Group. This centre will be our research centre and will provide the necessary scans throughout the course of our study.

This MRI is capable of measuring the dynamic changes of blood flow in and out of the brain. Selected candidates will receive approximately $10,000.00 worth of diagnostic and therapeutic intervention using the NUCCA correction, Phase Contrast MRI and neurology.

All candidates will be evaluated by the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at The Foothills Medical Centre and followed-up with post-treatment care both at The Britannia Clinic and The Foothills Medical Centre.

This is an exciting time for us at the clinic and I am very grateful to be a part of this research using innovative technology and a collaborative effort between multiple disciplines. This study will help us to better understand the physiological benefits of the NUCCA procedure. I know this care has benefited thousands of people over many years and in many offices. With this study, we will be able to better understand "why".

I look forward to seeing you in the clinic soon for your ongoing preventive and maintenance care.

Keep well.

D. Gordon Hasick D.C. F.P.A.C.
Clinic Director

Dr. Hasick Hours for NUCCA Care

Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday 9:15am - 3:00pm
Friday 9:15am - 3:00pm

Dr. Ausmus Hours for NUCCA Care:

Tuesday 1:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm-7:30pm
Friday 1:30pm-4:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-1:30pm

Dr. Major Hours for Full Spine Care/Nutritional Support

Tuesday 1:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 9:15am-3:00pm

Small $teps Third Annual Research Fundraising Campaign

I wish to express my appreciation for all those who have supported our research efforts through The Small Steps to Success fundraising campaigns over the past few years. We are very grateful for your support in the past years and we are currently running the Third Annual Small Steps to Success fund-raising to help us continue our efforts.

For those of you have been in the office, we have invited you to participate. If you have not been in the clinic and would like to donate, please call us or you can donate on line through the following sites:

You can make a corporate donation or a personal donation (if you do not need a tax receipt) by going to www.rrgfoundation.org/donate or donate directly by clicking here.

To make a personal donation with a tax receipt (for amounts over $50.00) go to www.canadahelps.org. Click to donate and choose The Ralph R. Gregory Memorial Foundation on the pull down menu.

The Mary Tidlund Foundation helps manage our personal donations and issues tax receipts (there is a 10% admin fee that we pay for this service).

Whatever you choose to do and no matter how large or small your donation is, your support of our research efforts makes a significant difference in helping to deepen our understanding of NUCCA care!

From all of us at NUCCA, Thank you!