Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, muscles, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.
All British Chiropractic Association (BCA) chiropractors have undergone a minimum of a four year, full time accredited degree course.
In 1994 The Chiropractors Act was created and out of this the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) was established. All chiropractors must be registered with this independent governing body, only then can they call themselves a ‘chiropractor’. In order to maintain their registration, chiropractors, as with most other health professionals, must demonstrate ongoing learning and development of skills. This is known as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).