The Spinecare Team
The chiropractic physician is a healthcare provider who specializes in a drug-free, hands-on approach to care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractic physicians place emphasis on the care of individuals with neurological and/or musculoskeletal complaints including disorders of the spine. In order to obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree the chiropractic physician must successfully complete a rigorous educational and training program which typically involves four years of undergraduate school, three to five years of chiropractic school which includes an internship and residency.
There are currently 10 specialties recognized by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The approved specialties include Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, Diagnosis and Management of Internal Disorders, Orthopedics, Clinical Neurology, Forensic Sciences, Pediatrics and Chiropractic Sports Physician. Each of the specialties is associated with a rigorous course of post-doctoral training. After successfully completing the educational and training requirements the participating chiropractic physician is awarded a credentialed status which may include Board Certification
For more information about the role and responsibilities of a chiropractic assistant, please refer to the website of the American Chiropractic Association at http://www.acatoday.org.