HOW QUALIFIED IS YOUR CHIROPRACTOR
A Chiropractic Master's degree can only be acquired from the University of Johannesburg and Durban University of Technology in South Africa.
A Chiropractic Master's degree consists of:
A 5 year degree followed by the completion of a post-graduate Master's degree dissertation.
Clinical training for the period of the student's 5th and post graduate year's at the University (may extend into 6th and 7th year).
An internship program consisting of 650 hours of various observation and personal interaction with different medical fields; from observation of various surgeries to volunteer work. Once all the above mentioned criteria have been met, a Chiropractor graduates with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, not a Doctor of medicine degree as often misunderstood.
Chiropractic students are only allowed to be enrolled as qualified Chiropractors once all of the above criteria is met.
Chiropractic students only starts to learn their Chiropractic adjustment techniques from their 3rd year. These Chiropractic techniques are then honed and perfected under strict supervision for the duration of their 3rd-6th years at the University.
Chiropractic students use modalities such as IFC, TENS, Ultrasound and Laser extensively from their 3rd year at University.
A Chiropractic student undergoes a full year of Myofascial Dry Needling training in their 5th year and becomes fully qualified to dry needle from between your toes all the way up into their patient's mouths!
Chiropractic students undergo radiology training from their 3rd year, developing their own x-ray's in their 4th year and are fully qualified to analyze various imaging studies by the time they qualify.
Various extra courses such as a First Aid course (Level 3), Basic Life support (BLS), kinesio- and sport taping courses are achieved before a Chiropractor qualifies.
The Long (Subjects):
Anatomy and Physiology 1
Chemistry 1 Theory
Chemistry 1 Practical
Physics 1 Theory
Physics 1 Practical
Principles and History of Chiropractic