A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, often in the spine, and manipulate joints in order to prevent and alleviate joint pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors are trained to administer treatment plans which include exercises and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. They focus on treatment by using hands-on diagnosis methods as well as diagnostic imaging such as x-rays or MRIs. These and other diagnostic methods are used to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate.
To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have studied an accredited five-year chiropractic program conducted at a University in Australia.
First, complete an accredited bachelor’s degree in Health Science, followed by a two-year Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
- Complete a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science.
- Complete a Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
After completing your study, you need to achieve AHPRA registration via the application process, including mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD).
A chiropractor’s education never ends. After entering practice, all chiropractors must complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and stay up-to-date on the latest scientific research.
- People Person
- Team Player
- Customer Centricity
- Presentation Skills
- Research Skills
- Time Management
- Knowledge & Interest in Anatomy
There are several other specialty fields to consider if you want to advance your career as a chiropractor. These specialty fields include;
- Sports injuries
- Small Business Owner
- Chiropractic Sciences