Your doctor chose the chiropractic field as a natural way to help others achieve optimum health and wellness. Just like doctors in other fields of study chiropractic education never ends!
Like other types of doctors, today’s chiropractic doctors start with undergraduate studies in the basic sciences.
Chiropractic doctors take a natural approach to health. Their education places special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-Ray, spinal adjusting techniques, and related subjects. This demanding curriculum prepares chiropractic doctors to locate and help correct nervous system dysfunction that can cause disease and ill health.
After the required pre-med undergraduate studies, today’s Doctor of Chiropractic completes an additional four-year program at a chiropractic college.
Before graduation, there is a closely supervised internship at the chiropractic college clinic. This gives doctors valuable hands-on experience with actual clients. Before beginning practice, your doctor passed rigorous National Board Examinations. Then he applied to the licensing board and passed an even more difficult test, before being granted the privilege to practice.
Most chiropractic doctors choose their careers because of a personal experience with chiropractic that inspires them to help others.
A chiropractic education never ends! Most doctors complete many hours of post-graduate instruction for their annual license renewal. Virtually every doctor attends seminars, scientific symposia, and reads professional journals to keep up with the latest research. Your doctor is well-equipped with the education, skills, and clinical experience needed to detect, reduce, and help prevent the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.