Today’s graduating Doctors of Chiropractic have studied and trained in a post-secondary college or university for at least seven academic years. Just like medical students, they must first complete undergraduate study before applying for admission to a chiropractic college.
Becoming a chiropractor is a demanding and highly rewarding path that includes a minimum of 4,500 hours of intense academic study including classroom learning, clinical science and internship training. During the course of their training, he/she will have studied the following three areas:
- Basic sciences including: anatomy, physiology, pathology (the study of diseases), biochemistry, clinical sciences, X-ray interpretation, and differential diagnosis.
- Training in the philosophy and practice of chiropractic.
- Clinical internship with emphasis on hands-on practice.
Your chiropractor is a primary contact (portal of entry) provider just like your family physician, optometrist or dentist. You do not need a referral from your medical doctor to see a chiropractor.
While all methods of chiropractic care are effective and safe, Dr. Jackie’s methods are particularly gentle. She is able to restore vertebrae flexibility and her additional training as a Reiki Master enables the adjustment to hold more effectively.