The word “Chiropractic” is taken from Greek, meaning, “Done by Hand”. Chiropractic was founded on the premise that the body has the ability to heal itself.
Doctors of Chiropractic, also called chiropractors, are taught to examine, diagnose and treat predominantly muscle and joint problems. A chiropractor specializes in treating pain and stiffness, joint problems such as a decreased range of motion, muscular imbalances, and repetitive strain. The chiropractor also focuses on educating patients about healthy lifestyle choices in order to prevent further problems.
Similar to a Medical Doctor, after completing his/her undergraduate studies, a Doctor of Chiropractic must undergo an additional four years of professional degree education. Before entering practice, chiropractors must pass rigorous national and provincial board examinations.