Chiropractor

Summary

Chiropractors diagnose and treat health problems related to the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems, particularly the spine, without the use of drugs or surgery.

Duties & Tasks

Chiropractors may perform the following tasks:

  • note down patients' case history details, conduct physical examinations and interpret diagnostic imaging studies such as X-rays
  • adjust patients' spine or other joints to correct joint dysfunctions interfering with proper nervous system control and integration of body function
  • treat patients by adjusting the spinal column to manipulate joints and soft tissues
  • conduct specialised work such as sports chiropractic, paediatrics, diagnostic imaging or various chiropractic techniques
  • give advice about general health matters such as exercise and nutrition
  • perform pre-employment examinations and workplace assessments
  • provide certificates for insurance and work-related purposes.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy health sciences
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • attention to detail
  • ability to perform fine manual tasks
  • able to think and work independently
  • strong analytical ability.

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