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Chiropractic Orthopedist

The chiropractic orthopedist is a chiropractic physician who has completed additional training and achieved expertise in the evaluation and care of disorders of the bones, muscles, and joints. This includes evaluation and care of the spine, extremities, and soft tissues. The chiropractic orthopedist must successfully complete a rigorous examination process by chiropractic orthopedic certifying body to achieve Board Certification as a Chiropractic Orthopedist. They are then eligible to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO).

The chiropractic orthopedist is well-trained to address acute and chronic spine and related musculoskeletal conditions. During the course of care, the Chiropractic Orthopedist may direct and/or apply various manual medicine techniques and rehabilitative procedures. The chiropractic neurologist often collaborates with other spine specialists.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a chiropractic orthopedist, please refer to the website of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists at

To locate and learn about chiropractic orthopedists who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

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All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

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