About Chiropractic

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Close to one million Albertans choose chiropractic treatment each year as part of their health care. Patients of chiropractic achieve relief from pain and discomfort that helps them to lead healthier, more active lives.

Chiropractors are well educated and well trained

Doctors of Chiropractic are trained as primary contact health care practitioners.  In Canada, Doctors of Chiropractic require a minimum of seven years postsecondary education. Following the completion of the required post-secondary education, chiropractic students complete a 4,500 hour classroom and clinical program from an accredited chiropractic college that typically takes four to five years to complete.

What is Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the art and science of healing. It encompasses a range of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of back and neck pain, and associated conditions. Specifically, chiropractic is a health care profession that diagnoses, treats and helps prevent disorders and conditions related to the spine, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and general health and wellness counseling and chiropractors consult with and refer to other health care providers to serve the best interests of their patients.


Patients often experience pain relief, greater mobility and a general sense of well-being after a treatment from their chiropractor. Many patients also report they sleep better and have more energy following a treatment.  Chiropractors play a key role in preventative care, protecting against future pain and potential health problems.

Chiropractic care scores high with Albertans

Patients of chiropractic continue to express a high degree of satisfaction with chiropractic. Chiropractic services received the highest rating for access and the second highest rating for patient satisfaction in an independent study conducted by the Health Quality Council of Alberta in 2006.

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