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Chiropractor

Use expert knowledge of the human body to diagnose and treat a range of musculoskeletal disorders.
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What's it like to be a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems, often in the spine, and manipulate joints in order to prevent and alleviate joint pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors also plan and administer treatment plans which include exercises and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. They use hands-on diagnosis methods as well as diagnostics tools including X-ray and MRI machines.

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Tasks and duties

  • Administering a variety of neurological, musculoskeletal and functional tests to identify and assess sources of pain.
  • Planning and implementing management of patients' dysfunction, including training and exercise regimes.
  • Designing, reviewing, monitoring, assessing and evaluating treatment programs.
  • Keeping detailed records of treatment history of all patients.
  • Referring patients to other specialists when necessary and liaising with other Health Professionals in relation to patients' problems, needs and progress.
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Chiropractors work in private practices and public health care services, as consultants in sporting organisations or physical rehabilitation centres or for health insurance assessment.

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How to become a Chiropractor


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To practise as a Chiropractor in Australia, you will need to complete an approved sequence of study that has been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia. This typically takes 5 years of study.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in chiropractic science followed by an approved masters degree. Alternatively, complete an approved double degree.
  2. After completing your study, register with the Chiropractic Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  3. Renew registration every 12 months by demonstrating the mandatory continuing professional development (CPD), professional indemnity insurance and recency of practice.

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Bachelor of Chiropractic Science

This qualification can be used as the first step towards a career as a registered Chiropractor. It will prepare you for the further study required.

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Bachelor of Science

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Oct 2018
Chiropractic. A health care profession where can pay off
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Applied Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Sports Chiropractic
The good things
Helping patients to feel better Flexible work hours Get to meet a lot of people & see many different conditions Build relationships with long term clients and their families
The challenges
Late nights and or weekends as you need to be available out of regular business hours for those who work full time. People not showing up for appooor running late. The underlying stress that you may b...
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Mar 2021
Chiropractic is rewarding and stimulating profession
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Masters on chiropractic
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
The good things
Helping people feel and move better , good work life balance . Can make your own hours generally. Challenging cases at times
The challenges
No pay when taking leave Less government subsidies for patient treatment Becoming saturated
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