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.
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    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

    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.

      Find a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science

    • Registration with the Chiropractic Board of Australia is required.

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