Chiropractors are required by the state of Florida to have a four-year undergraduate degree to obtain a license. After undergraduate school Chiropractic school is an additional four year program consisting of 4800 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical study, including anatomy, physiology, chiropractic technique, radiology, biochemistry, toxicology, biomechanics, nutrition, diagnosis and physical examination, and a clinical internship consisting of one year of hands-on clinical experience and training in a professional clinical setting.
The Department of Health and Human Services classifies doctors of Chiropractic as category 1 providers, just like Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, and Dentists.A major problem in Chiropractic is that there are numerous ways to practice. Most patients and Medical Doctors do not know this. The colleges prepare us to practice and it is up to each individual Chiropractor to learn more on their own. Similar to when a medical student graduates from medical school they have to complete a residency.
Unfortunately most Chiropractors and therapists do not put in the extra time needed to develop more solutions for their patients.
At Sports Chiropractic and Natural Health Solutions, we have studied and have been certified, all post graduate, as Active Release Technique, Graston, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Loomis System of Enzyme Therapy and Certifications in Strength and Conditioning. Our techniques, combined with our evidence-based approach, produces results our patients expect in an efficient timeframe and helps them stay out of pain for a longer period of time.