Chiropractor Kaikorohiti

Chiropractors help people reach and maintain good health and wellbeing through the care of the spine and nervous system. Chiropractors adjust the spine to correct nerve, muscle and joint disorders.

Chiropractors must be registered with the Chiropractic Board of New Zealand and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate.

Chiropractors may do some or all of the following:

  • question, examine and possibly x-ray the patient
  • discuss methods of care with the patient
  • adjust patients' spines
  • record the details of care given
  • advise patients on posture, ergonomics and function as appropriate
  • advise patients on other factors that affect spinal health, such as diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • refer patients to other health care professionals
  • work with animals.

Chiropractic radiology

To specialise in chiropractic radiology you need to:

  • complete the three-year Residency in Diagnostic Imaging at New Zealand College of Chiropractic
  • sit the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology exam.

Physical Requirements

Chiropractors need to be reasonably fit and healthy.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for a chiropractor includes health care work and leadership roles in school, sports clubs or the community.

Personal Qualities

Chiropractors need to be:

  • patient and understanding
  • concerned for and wanting to help others
  • good communicators
  • motivated
  • good at organising and planning their own work.

They also need to have an awareness and understanding of a range of cultures and ages.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for a chiropractor includes health care work and leadership roles in school, sports clubs or the community.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include biology, chemistry, physics and physical education.

Chiropractors can earn around $40K-$60K per year per year.

Chiropractors can do postgraduate training and move into teaching and research roles. They can also progress into management roles, or establish their own practice.

Chiropractors may specialise in chiropractic radiology.

Chiropractic radiology
Chiropractic radiologists diagnose bone disorders from looking at x-rays.
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