Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system (the spine, joints and muscles) and their effect on the nervous system and general health.
Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, the correction of dysfunction throughout the spine and joints to alleviate pain and improve function is central to the chiropractic profession. Through the use of spinal and joint manipulation, as well as soft tissue techniques and rehabilitative procedures, chiropractic is shown to be a safe and effective approach for many conditions including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, nerve pain and injury. It may also provide relief from a range of functional disorders including headache, migraine, TMJ (jaw) problems and arthritis.
Chiropractors in Australia complete a minimum five-year, full time university education which includes a Bachelors Degree in Chiropractic and post-graduate Master of Chiropractic degree. Studies major in anatomy, physiology, neurology, radiology and clinical diagnosis, as well as manual and rehabilitative therapy. Recognised as a primary health care profession, chiropractors are fully licensed health professionals governed by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and complete continuing education annually to meet registration standards.
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