Chiropractors are experts in diagnosis and conservative treatment of the musculo-skeletal system, with nearly 5 million Canadians per year benefiting from Chiropractic treatment. Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) undergo a minimum of 7 years post-secondary training, with 3 years minimum of undergraduate studies preceding the 4 year DC program. Following this, Chiropractors are licensed to practice after passing multiple theoretical and clinical board exams. Across Canada, there are nearly 8,400 licensed practitioners. The Chiropractic profession is regulated in BC by the College of Chiropractors of BC, similar to the regulation of Medicine and Dentistry with their respective colleges . Other professional bodies include the BC Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
While Chiropractic training originally focused on treating neck and back pain through the use of adjustments, or spinal manipulation, Chiropractors are now trained to treat many other musculo-skeletal conditions using a variety of conservative techniques such as soft tissue therapies, rehabilitation, ergonomics, and postural modification. After a history and examination, your chiropractor will discuss which options may be best for you.
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