What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession which focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. This approach does not use surgery or drugs to address spinal health issues.

The focus of chiropractors is on correcting dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal and nervous system, and pain relief. Chiropractors work towards restoring and maintaining normal spinal function, and encourage patients to make the necessary lifestyle choices to achieve this.

Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical techniques such as spinal adjustments and manual therapy to address spinal health issues. They offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare and work towards restoring and maintaining normal spinal function without surgery or medication.

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and they are qualified to advise patients on exercises, nutrition and lifestyle changes. Chiropractors work with other healthcare providers where needed.

Australian chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals who study at university for a minimum of five years. They are also government registered and government regulated. Like all other registered healthcare providers, chiropractors must adhere to National Law and profession specific codes of conduct and guidelines.

A chiropractor’s education never ends. All chiropractors must undertake continuing professional development courses to refresh and advance their skills. This means chiropractors are constantly learning, keeping up-to-date with the latest research.

Visit your local ACA chiropractor for more information on how they can help improve your quality of life.

For more information on maintaining a healthy spine, please visit the website of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) at www.chiropractors.asn.au