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What is Chiropractic?


"Chiropractic is a health profession specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic practitioners essentially rely upon non-invasive treatment methods and will refer patients to medical practitioners should medication or surgery be indicated. This approach is further reinforced by chiropractors in their promotion of healthy lifestyles such as the avoidance of smoking and excess stress, proper diet and exercise."

The World Health Organization (WHO) definition, Guidelines on Chiropractic 2005


Chiropractic in truth cannot be described as any one specific treatment, but rather as a package of care utilized by a Chiropractic Practitioner. This package of care includes a comprehensive case history and physical examination which allows the Chiropractor to form a working diagnosis and thus the appropriate treatment and management plan for each individual patient. The package of treatment offered may include spinal manipulation, soft tissue / muscle therapies, physiotherapy-type-modalities such as Ultra-sound or Dry-Needling, strapping / bracing, exercise / stretch therapy. Advice on self-management and lifestyle risk-factors is also included. Our primary objective is to restore biomechanical function using the least invasive means possible.


Education and Regulation


Chiropractic education and training is extensive, and in South Africa where principal Chiropractor Alex Dimopoulos trained, a Masters’ Degree in Chiropractic is awarded after an intensive six-year program, and the title of Doctor of Chiropractic may be used.


As the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) states, the title of Chiropractor is protected by law in the UK and as a result only practitioners who are registered with the statutory General Chiropractic Council (GCC) can call themselves Chiropractors.


Annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a statutory requirement of the GCC to maintain registration, and is strongly supported by all our practitioners, through numerous post-graduate courses and seminars.

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