College of Chiropractic Intern’s Clinic Handbook

1.6 Statement on Chiropractic Scope and Practice

The Association of Chiropractic Colleges describes chiropractic practice as consisting of the following:

  1. Establishing a diagnosis
  2. Facilitating neurological and biomechanical integrity through appropriate chiropractic case management through adjustive and other procedures unique to the chiropractic discipline as well as other conservative patient care procedures
  3. Advising and educating patients and communities in structural and spinal hygiene and other healthful living practices

While spinal and extraspinal manipulation adjustment and equipment for spinal distraction and physiotherapy are in the forefront of our care, physiotherapy, nutritional counseling, exercise instruction, and lifestyle counseling are appropriately used as important elements of chiropractic health care and are available in the clinic for intern use.