Canadian chiropractors study full-time at University for a minimum of seven years. The chiropractors at Ottawa Health Group each graduated with a Bachelors degree in Science, and a Doctorate degree in chiropractic.
The course is of similar length and depth as medical courses but focus on promoting better health via better body function, rather than on drugs and surgery. Accordingly, chiropractic education involves a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology & diagnostic sciences, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, chiropractic spinal adjusting techniques and related subjects. This comprehensive knowledge means that the chiropractors at the Ottawa Health Group are experts in knowing when a person will benefit from specialised chiropractic care, and when referral to another health provider is required.
Chiropractors are fully licenced health professionals who are governed by College of Chiropractors of Ontario and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. A chiropractor’s education never ends. After entering practice, the chiropractors at The Ottawa Health Group complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay current on the latest scientific research.