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Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

"Chiropractors practise within the scope of practice to examine, diagnose and provide care to patients with a variety of health concerns related to the spine and joints and the effect on the nervous system, such as low back, shoulder and knee pain, sports injuries, and overall wellness care" (CCO). 

2 schools in Canada offer a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (4 years): Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Average annual salary data in Canada varies from $60,000-$107,000

  • Take patients' case history, conduct examinations, observe patients, and perform X-rays and other tests to diagnose patient's condition

  • Diagnose neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spinal column, pelvis, extremities and associated tissues

  • Treat health disorders in a natural manner through adjustments or articular manipulations and complementary treatments such as electrotherapy, acupuncture, heat therapy and massage with special attention given to the spine

  • Advise patients on alternate treatment modalities such as corrective exercises, posture, lifestyle and nutrition that have positive effects on the spine, joints, muscles and nervous system.

  • Refer patients for medical care when appropriate.

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