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ON Chiropractic Dr. Glen Harris Dr. Janice Drover Dr. Alain Maillé COLLEGE: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) 1997 RCCSS(C) COLLEGE: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) 2000 RCCSS(C) COLLEGE: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) 1982 RCCSS(C) PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto, ON PRACTICE LOCATION: St. John's, NL PRACTICE LOCATION: Joliette, QC events since becoming a chiropractor have not disappointed. “I often describe it as working in the Disneyworld of Health Care,” she said. “It is the ultimate example of multidisciplinary health care.” One of the most exciting experiences Dr. Drover has had was at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The games used a health care model known as the “one table” method. In this system, patients stay put and relevant practitioners move to them to provide consultations and care. In addition to being an innovative approach to care, the “one table” method promotes interprofessional collaboration and learning. A significant benefit of having an increasing number of chiropractors working at multi-sport events is interdisciplinary education. Not only do chiropractors get to learn from their colleagues, but there is ample opportunity for myth busting. “At the Canada Games I had the opportunity to work with a medical doctor who had some strong negative opinions about our profession,” Dr. Drover explained. “We spent a day working together and, through some good interprofessional dialogue, I was able to break down some myths and misconceptions of our profession.” D r. Alain Maillé has been working at multi-sport events since the 1980s. His work has taken him around the world, from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary to the training camp in advance of the Athens Paralympics to Beirut, Lebanon for the Jeux de la Francophonie in 2009. He practices in Joliette, Quebec when he is not travelling the world supporting athletes. His reason for going to such great distances to contribute his skills is simple. “Working with high level athletes is always very stimulating,” Dr. Maillé said. “It is like doing mechanics on an F1 race car.” It is his work with Special Olympic athletes that is closest to his heart. “Working with Special Olympics athletes is even more rewarding since this population and its physical health is often overlooked. You always get more from working with these athletes than you give.” When asked how to work effectively as a chiropractor within a multi-sport event health care team, Dr. Maillé offered sage advice. “Come with your best knowledge. Be humble to integrate yourself easily to the team,” he said. “Be open-minded to gain