What kind of education and training do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors are educated as primary contact health care practitioners (someone who provides both, the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as their continuing care) wth an emphasis on nervous and musculoskeletal system diagnosis and treatment.
Chiropractors are trained to identify non chiropractic problems and to refer to the appropriate health professionals.
Chiropractic education includes biological, health sciences, neurology, human anatomy and radiology, along with specialised training in Chiropractic Science, Philosophy and extensive clinical training.
Becoming a Chiropractor requires a minimum of 5 years of University education. Including no less than 4500 hours of classroom and clinical instruction at an approved institution.