Chiropractic: Education, Techniques, and Practitioners

Chiropractic: Education, Techniques, and Practitioners

Chiropractic Education

The conditions to be admitted into a chiropractic school differ considerably in each country. The teaching methodology also varies as well as the structure of the chiropractic programs they offer. The majority of chiropractic schools require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree. In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for chiropractic training and safety to facilitate in standardizing and ensuring the quality of chiropractic education. The World Health Organization also identifies three probable educational paths relating to full‐time chiropractic education: (1) a 4-year full‐time chiropractic program after going through 1-4 years of university-level training in basic sciences (DC), (2) a 5-year integrated bachelor’s degree (BSc (Chiro)), and (3) a 2-3 year Masters program taken following the attainment of a bachelor’s degree (MSc (Chiro)).

Chiropractic Techniques

Today, hundreds of chiropractic techniques exist worldwide. Most of these methods are proprietary techniques developed by individual practitioners. The following is a partial list of chiropractic techniques listed by WebMD:

§ Activator technique

§ Advanced BioStructural Correction

§ Applied Kinesiology

§ Atlas Orthogonal

§ Auricular

§ Barge Analysis

§ Bio Magnetic

§ Bio-Energetic Synchronization

§ Bio-Geometric Integration

§ Biomechanics

§ Blair

§ Body Restoration Technique

§ Carver Technique

§ Cervical Care

§ Cervical Drop

§ Chiropractic Biophysics

§ Clinical Kinesiology

§ Concept Therapy

§ Contact Reflex Analysis

§ Cox

§ Craniosacral Therapy

§ Directional Non-Force

§ Diversified technique

§ Flexion-Distraction

§ Gonstead

§ Grostic

§ Hole in one (HIO)

§ Kale

§ Leander

§ Logan Basic

§ Manual Adjusting

§ Meric

§ Motion Palpation

§ Network

§ Neural Organization Technique

§ Neuro Emotional Technique

§ Neuro Muscular Technique

§ Neuro Vascular Technique

§ Nimmo

§ Palmer Package

§ Pettibon

§ Pierce

§ Pierce Stillwagon

§ Pro-Adjuster

§ Receptor Tonus

§ Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)

§ Soft Tissue Orthopedics

§ Spinal Biomechanics

§ Spinal Biomedical Engineering

§ Spinal Biophysics

§ Thompson

§ Thompson Terminal Point

§ Toftness

§ Toggle Recoil

§ Torque Release

§ Total Body Modification

§ Traction

§ Upper Cervical

§ Vector Point Therapy

§ Versendaal

Eric Schiffer

Eric Schiffer is a licensed doctor of chiropractic practicing in Farmington, Michigan. He offers various services to the Farmington community such as chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, spinal and postural screening, teaching of corrective exercises, and lifestyle advising. Typical dilemmas of those who seek help from Dr. Eric Schiffer include sciatica, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries.

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