Accessibility View Close toolbar
Menu

Call Today:

Chiropractors are Well Educated

Chiropractors are well educated

Today's chiropractic education has an emphasis on science.

The fact is, educational requirements for today’s chiropractor are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.

Several decades ago the education that chiropractors received was purposely narrow. Without the interest in prescribing medicines or performing surgery, chiropractic education focused on anatomy, the philosophy of natural healing, the wisdom of the body and adjusting techniques.

Today’s chiropractor receives a much broader education. In fact, it’s quite comparable to that received by medical practitioners.

Before acceptance to a five-year chiropractic college, prospective chiropractors must complete a minimum of three years of undergraduate work with a heavy emphasis on the basic sciences.

This focus on science continues during the first two years of study, emphasizing classroom and laboratory work in anatomy, physiology, public health, microbiology, pathology and biochemistry. Later, the focus is on specialized subjects, including chiropractic philosophy and practice, along with chiropractic diagnosis and adjusting methods. Since chiropractors don’t prescribe drugs, instead of studying pharmacology and surgery, they receive an even deeper training in anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition, diagnosis, X-ray and a variety of adjusting techniques that aren’t taught in any other health care field.

Disparaging the educational achievements of today’s chiropractor is an outdated belief from another era.


References

John McMillam Mennell, MD, Medicine, Monopolies and Malice, 1996, Avery Publishing, Garden City, NJ pp. 121, 154-155.

Chiropractic Education, http://www.chirotips.com/chiropractic_education.htm

Locations

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have been seeing Dr. Jon for 11 years. When I began seeing him, my spine curved in the opposite direction of how it should. It is now curving in the right direction. Dr. Jon is extremely knowledgeable about chiropractic. He is holistic in his approach to better health. I highly recommend Dr. Jon."
    Terri Bach, San Ramon, CA
  • "I came to Dr. Widenbaum because of back pain due to an auto accident. My back pain started going away, and I was able to sleep at night. I definitely recommend the Widenbaum Chiropractic team.
    They gave and provide the best healthcare."
    Mashied Shariati