A Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) also known as a chiropractor, is a qualified health care professional that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions associated with the body’s joints, muscles and nerves. At Kwantlen Rehabilitation, our chiropractors use a hands-on approach involving chiropractic adjustments together with soft tissue therapy to help relieve pain, increase range of motion and restore normal function.
Chiropractors treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Chiropractors are also trained to perform electrotherapy treatments, recommend therapeutic exercises, as well as to provide nutritional advice.
To practice in British Columbia, a chiropractor must study for a minimum of 7 years at a university and Chiropractic College. A chiropractor is also required to pass both national and provincial board exams to practice in British Columbia as an active member of the British Columbia Chiropractic Association and the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia.