How to become a Chiropractor

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: December 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Chiropractors are complementary practitioners who provide treatment for a range of musculoskeletal conditions relating to the spine and joints, including lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, slipped discs, sciatica, and leg, elbow and wrist pain, and assist patients with pain management, recovery from sports injuries and rehabilitation after surgery. Some chiropractors also provide treatment to improve general health and wellbeing and alleviate the symptoms of a wider range of conditions, including asthma, allergies, headache and migraine, high blood pressure, depression, phobias and anxiety disorders.

Chiropractic is a regulated profession, and it is illegal to practise under the title chiropractor without being registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

Most chiropractors run private practices, but some also receive referrals and contract work through the NHS.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a chiropractic service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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