October 16, 2019 marks ‘World Spine Day’; a day that is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of spine care globally. In celebration of World Spine Day, World Spine Care launched our Work-A-Day for World Spine Care campaign, to provide an opportunity for clinicians to extend the reach of their healing hands beyond their practice and community with minimal cost and effort.
Contributions to World Spine Care help further the work to provide quality, evidence-based spine care in under served areas. Currently, six clinics are actively running in four different countries. Many chiropractors have answered the call participate in the challenge: After an inspiring trip to Africa, Dr. Hans Teschl of Ontario, Canada, decided he wanted to do more to put his skills to work for those in need.
“After seeing the potential and need for Chiropractic services in the rural regions of Tanzania and Kenya, upon my return I immediately went online to start researching how I would be able to participate in providing spine care services in under served regions. When I came across the World Spine Care website, I was amazed that I had not been more acutely aware of the organization as of that point, considering it was already 10 years in existence.”
Dr. Teschl reached out to World Spine Care to inquire how he could take action. Since returning to Africa as to volunteer in a World Spine Care clinic was not an immediate option, he decided to take part in the Work-a-Day campaign. “This year marks my 25th year in practice. I […] figured that incorporating the anniversary with an awareness and fundraiser event was a perfect opportunity to celebrate what I’ve accomplished and give back at the same time.” At the end of an otherwise routine day of practicing chiropractic, Dr. Teschl and his patients were able to contribute a generous donation to World Spine Care.
If you would like to participate in this year’s Work-A-Day campaign on October 16th, visit www.WorldSpineCare.org/workaday for more information about how you can get involved.