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Lauren Ead, BSc, DC

  • Program of Study: Clinical Sciences Residency Programlauren headshot
  • Institution: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Project Title: Factors associated with low back pain among chiropractic students
  • Project Background: Globally, low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability. Chiropractors are healthcare professionals that report LBP related to their manual therapy techniques. In addition to the demands of being a post-secondary student, chiropractic students may be exposed to occupational risks as they perform manual manipulative techniques. As a previous episode of LBP puts an individual at risk for future episodes of LBP, episodes of LBP as a student could adversely affect function in future healthcare professionals. Thus, it is important to understand factors associated with LBP in the chiropractic student population.
  • Project Objectives: Our project aims to investigate the association between sociodemographic factors, lifestyle behaviours, and medical diagnoses and prevalent moderate to severe LBP among undergraduate students enrolled at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College using data collected for the Ontario Tech University Mental Health and Wellness Study.
  • Funding Source: CMCC


  • Pierre Côté DC, PhD (Ontario Tech University)

Committee Members:

  • Sheilah Hogg-Johnson MMath, PhD (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Silvano Mior DC, PhD, FCCS(C) (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Jessica Wong BSc, DC, MPH, FCCS(C), PhD (Ontario Tech University)