In addition to being a chiropractor, 卡罗尔•史密斯, DC, MEd is a contemporary medical acupuncture provider, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) labor doula, teacher and bagpipe player. 然而, virtually attending 十大彩票网站’s 2021 Women’s Health Symposium inspired her to pursue another title: recipient of a Master of Science in 综合儿科 (MS-IP)来自洛根.
“I had never heard of a program like Logan’s MS-IP in 加拿大 or the United States,” Dr. 史密斯说. “I immediately knew I wanted to be part of it.”
Led by founding program director Elise Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC, Logan’s MS-IP is the first of its kind in the U.S. 为期两年的, part-time degree is offered primarily online with annual in-person sessions for supervised practice and hands-on learning.
“Working with children is a major component of what I do, so it made a lot of sense for me to apply to this program,” Dr. 史密斯说.
Before beginning her MS-IP in fall 2022, Dr. Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, 英属哥伦比亚. As the winner of two World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, 苏格兰, she received a full scholarship to play the bagpipes at SFU where she also taught music and provided Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) therapy to children on the autism spectrum.
After graduating from SFU, she began the 捏脊医生 program at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, 加拿大. She quickly realized that her passion for working with people with disabilities could merge with her newfound understanding of the body and ways manual therapy can improve health outcomes.
“Coming into the chiropractic program, I discovered that I had a fairly unique background with my years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum and other people with different developmental disabilities,” Dr. 史密斯说. “This put me in a position to be able to teach courses in pediatrics and psychology at CMCC.”
Dr. Smith also recognized that her musical background gave her a rare perspective within the field of chiropractic.
“Playing and teaching the bagpipes allowed me find a niche,” Dr. 史密斯说. “It’s helped me effectively treat musicians, especially those in pipe bands, because I understand how playing these instruments can impact the body.”
Upon completing her DC, Dr. Smith became an instructor at CMCC and started practicing chiropractic at YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre in Ontario, 加拿大. She currently serves as YOUR HEALTH’s clinic director and lectures on pediatrics, psychology and female care at CMCC. Dr. Smith also serves as a resource clinician facilitating the education, 监督, training and mentoring of interns at CMCC clinics.
“The passion I have for practicing and teaching comes from a lot of different places,” Dr. 史密斯说. “It comes from being able to make a positive impact in the lives of children with disabilities. It comes from seeing how small changes can lead to big changes. 它来自任何地方.”
工作时, 志愿服务, training for triathlons, raising a family and continuing to compete in both band and solo bagpipe competitions, Dr. Smith recently completed her Master of Education degree from the University of 英属哥伦比亚 in Vancouver, 英属哥伦比亚.
“I actually just finished that degree, so I guess I need to update my resume,” Dr. 史密斯开玩笑说.
2024年，博士. Smith will have to update her resume once more with her new MS-IP degree. 然而, she never plans to stop learning.
“I advise anyone in the chiropractic field to go out and learn everything they can,” Dr. 史密斯说. “Don’t be afraid to be someone who makes an impact in another person’s life. Don’t underestimate the power of making small changes.”