What Is Chiropractic
The Applecross Chiropractic Centre provides the full range of chiropractor services. Chiropractic is the second largest health profession in the world, and is a science based on the premise that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system and that interference with this system impairs normal function and lowers resistance to disease.
Interferences may be caused by structural distortions, particularly the spinal column – and chiropractors locate and correct these distortions.
What Education Do Chiropractors Obtain
A chiropractor takes 5 years of full-time study to complete the formal education at a tertiary institution leading to his/her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. This degree enables him/her to be registered by State Government Authorities.
The intense 5 year course includes such subjects as : Anatomy, Histology, Neuroanatomy, Neurology, Psychology, Biochemistry, Chiropractic Techniques, X-Ray, Physiology, Diagnosis, Pathology, Orthopaedics and Nutrition.
In addition to these subjects, the chiropractic student has to spend over 2000 hours in special clinical training.