Chiropractic is one of the largest primary contact health care professions in Canada, and BC chiropractors are licensed by the College of Chiropractors of BC and legislated under the Health Professions Act. They can assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joints of the extremities in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment with drug free, non-invasive, hands-on care of these disorders. Our chiropractors utilize multiple techniques including chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue therapy and exercise as part of their treatment plans. The technique which is unique to chiropractic is the chiropractic manipulation. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, or adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased joint function to increase the body’s ability to move that area without threat and therefore reduce the alarm that is the pain experience.
Chiropractic education includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience, as well as at least 555 hours of learning about adjusting techniques and spinal analysis. Once a student graduates from a chiropractic program, they receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, and are eligible to take examinations through the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board in order to obtain licensure.
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