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Scope of Practice

The following scope of practice has been adopted by our Association:

The scope of chiropractic practice encompasses any professional service reasonably performed by a chiropractor within the practice of chiropractic for which the chiropractor is deemed to be duly qualified.

The practices and procedures which may be employed by Doctors of Chiropractic are based on the academic and clinical training received in and through accredited chiropractic colleges, recognised postgraduate programs and the current standards of best practice. These shall include the use of diagnostic, analytical and therapeutic procedures, specifically including the adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the human body, particularly of the spinal column; included is the treatment of intersegmental disorders for alleviation of related neurological aberrations.

Patient care and management is conducted with due regard for environmental, behavioural and nutritional factors and may include advice, rehabilitation, therapy and referral, where indicated, to assist in the restoration and maintenance of neuromusculoskeletal integrity and homeostasis.

Registered chiropractors are primary contact health care practitioners and as such they are competent in, and have responsibility for, diagnosis, management and care of their patients.