Because a chiropractor deals with such a wide variety of physical conditions, a broad education is necessary. We learn all about the structure and function of the human body, how health is achieved and maintained, and the disease processes, with an emphasis on spinal functions and disorders as they relate to the nerve system and an individual's overall health.
The Chiropractor Education consists of 5 steps:
- Undergraduate Education
- Chiropractic Education
- Postgraduate Studies
Undergraduate studies consist of 2 years of pre-med classes, with an emphasis on subjects like physics, biology, psychology, anatomy, and chemistry.
Then chiropractors attend a chiropractic college for a total of 5 years. From anatomy and physiology to neurology and radiology, a chiropractic education covers a broad range, including several hundred hours of hands-on chiropractic methods.
Once a student has completed their formal education process, a total of 7 years worth, they must undergo 1 year of internship as well as specific examinations. This ensures that they are capable of providing the highest quality of Chiropractic Care.
But, as with any other doctor, continuing education is necessary to stay on the cutting edge of treatment. This occurs in the form of annual seminars, attendance at which is required to keep one's license and continue practicing chiropractic.
At Advanced Chiropractic, we have continued our education further by attending 1-3 year postgraduate programs specializing in neurology, pediatrics and nutrition
As you can see, a Chiropractic Education is detailed and thorough in every way. The following graphic may be of interest, as it depicts the similarities between a chiropractic education and a traditional medical doctor's education: