Chiropractic Orthopedist is a Doctor of Chiropractic who is licensed to practice in all 50 states, Canada and many other countries in the world. It involves specialized extensive advanced clinical training in this specialty spanning several years beyond the four year course leading to the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. Obtaining this additional diplomate includes remaining abreast of the latest research and developments in this field through continuing education.
Chiropractic Orthopedists must pass comprehensive examinations and are certified by our national certification board as a Diplomate of The American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Their training includes experience in examining, diagnosing, and treating conditions affecting bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and their related nerve structures. They also utilize all the diagnostic tools such as x-ray and laboratory procedures to reach a definitive diagnosis.
They are often called upon by the general practitioner for consultation, by the legal and insurance professions for evaluation and treatment of patients, and the courts for the giving of expert testimony. Patients who suffer from conditions which have not responded to favorably to previous treatment may seek a doctor, like a Chiropractic Orthopedist, who has specialized training in conservative methods.