Chiropractic is a primary contact health profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of many conditions that are due to problems with bones, joints, muscles and nerves, particularly those of the spine.
In the UK today, there are over 2,200 practicing chiropractors and the profession is growing year on year. Nearly all chiropractors work as private health care providers, although some do provide services through the NHS. Private practice enables chiropractors to choose to work where they want and allows the kind of flexibility of working hours that many professions cannot offer. Chiropractors can chose to work for a chiropractic or health clinic as an employee, be in partnership with other chiropractors or health professionals or run their own clinic.
Where to study....
In the UK, the two courses offering full-time chiropractic education to national and international standards are at:
More information about chiropractic education in the UK can be found on the website of the regulator for chiropractic in the UK, the General Chiropractic Council.