Are Chiropractors Real Doctors
Are chiropractors real doctors?
This is a question that gets asked a lot, so in this article we will cover what it means to be a qualified chiropractor.
“Doctor” Is a Broad term
There are different definitions of the word “doctor”, and not all doctors are involved in the medical profession. So, depending on how strict a definition you want to place on this word when it comes to anything medical related, that will determine whether you consider a chiropractor to be a “real” doctor or not.
If the question is: Are chiropractors the same kind of doctor as a general practitioner, then the answer is no. A general practitioner goes through a very different training program to that of a chiropractor.
It’s like comparing a carpenter to a motor mechanic. They both fix things and build things, but in different fields.
What Training Does a Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractors are university-qualified health practitioners. Patient management is the main difference between a chiropractor and medical doctor, not the quality or depth of training and education. In Australia, a chiropractor achieves the title of “Doctor” or “DR” through the registration with professional associations and government agencies.
To learn to be a chiropractor one must undergo 5 years of intense study, with the final 2 years developing practical skills in an actual clinical environment. Chiropractors achieve a health science degree that qualifies them to be a professional chiropractor. All clinical training and the helping of patients is all done under the guidance of a professionally qualified chiropractor.
Chiropractic Care is Covered Under Medicare and Medical Insurance
As chiropractic care is covered by health insurance as well as Medicare, this should be enough evidence to state that chiropractors are real doctors in their field of health care and their specialised skill set. In fact, many professional chiropractic care facilities even bulk bill for Medicare.
Helensvale Chiropractic Centre
At the Helensvale Chiropractic Centre on the Gold Coast, we not only have professional and fully qualified chiropractors on staff, but also massage therapists and nutritionists. Our aim is to offer you a complete service when it comes to your spinal health and well being. Call today to chat with our friendly staff and to make an appointment.
BY: Helensvale Chiropractic
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