Chiropractors manipulate joints, bones and soft tissue to help clients control pain or prevent injuries from reoccurring. A chiropractor, or doctor of chiropractic medicine, is a licensed medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, especially in the spine.
What you need to get started
Clinical experience in spinal assessment, adjustment techniques, and making diagnoses. It can be a useful addition.
Degree students can also undergo additional training in speciality areas, such as orthopaedics and paediatrics.
+2 years of hand-on experience is required.
The work is both physically and mentally demanding but also rewarding.
There are self-employment opportunities for a Chiropractor.
Opportunities to work in areas such as animal care, diagnostic imaging, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and paediatrics
There are opportunities to get into research.
Brazil, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree
Excellent at communication
Passionate about patient care
Ultrasound in addition to spinal adjustments and manipulation.
Proficient with Imaging Techniques and analysis
Knowledge of the application of supports, such as braces or shoe inserts, treats patients and relieves pain.
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Stable and secure career
High growth rate in terms of employment
Opportunity to run an independent practise
Decent annual income
Can possibly achieve a good work-life balance
Lower risk of receiving malpractice suits compared to traditional medical fields
Education is expensive
Study is intensive and rigorous
Very few courses being offered in India
Can be hard to start your own practise from scratch
Takes time to develop a regular client base