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Chiropractor

Chiropractors diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the human locomotor system, particularly neuromuscular skeletal disorders, and provide advice on preventing these disorders.

Overview

Chiropractors diagnose and treat physiological and mechanical disorders of the human locomotor system, particularly neuromuscular skeletal disorders, and provide advice on preventing these disorders.

Day-to-day

  • administers a variety of tests to identify and assess physical problems and ailments of patients
  • plans and discusses effective management of patients' dysfunction
  • designs, reviews, monitors, assesses and evaluates treatment programmes
  • records detailed patient medical histories, treatments delivered and the patients' responses and progress to treatments
  • refers patients to specialists and liaises with other health professionals in relation to patients' problems, needs and progress
  • educates patients, their partners, family and friends in therapeutic procedures, such as home exercises and lifestyle changes, to enhance patients' health and wellbeing.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Chiropractor

  • You need a bachelor degree in chiropractic science to work as a Chiropractor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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  • Registration with the Chiropractic Board of Australia is required.

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