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.
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Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree
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.
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.