What is chiropractic?
Essentially, it a holistic, non-surgical, drug-free approach to healthcare. Chiropractors aim to affect the nervous system by treating mechanical disorders of the joints (particularly in the spine), muscles, and soft tissues. This restores correct movement and function in the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, thereby helping to improve performance and increase the well-being of the patient.
Chiropractors use a hands-on technique to deliver a high velocity low amplitude movement, called an adjustment (also known as manipulation) to unlock stiff joints and create a reaction in the nervous system. This is often used in conjunction with soft tissue work to relax tight musculature and to speed up healing in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
What is a Chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who treats neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders through manual adjustments of the spine. They have five years of education and must pass strict examinations before qualifying. In order to be chiropractor in the UK, they must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). In order to practice on animals, they must have qualified as chiropractors, gone on for post-graduate training, and taken further examinations. Only qualified chiropractors and qualified veterinarians are able to enrol onto post-graduate veterinary chiropractic courses.