Chiropractic philosophy is based on the scientific premise that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organised system.
All the important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. By removing mechanical interference to the hard and soft body the innate healing processes are freed to balance the body's synergistic systems.
The skull houses and protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving vertebrae of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Should the nervous system be mechanically impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissue and organs throughout the body.
Chiropractors call this theoretical model the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Vertebral, meaning the bones of the spine. Subluxation, meaning the less than a total dislocation, and Complex, meaning consisting of more than one part.
Chiropractic is the science and art of recognising misaligned spinal structures and reducing their impact to the nervous system, as well as a philosophy of natural health care based on your innate potential to be healthy.
Training To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have studied an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at a University within Australia, or have completed an accredited program overseas that satisfies the requirements set by the Australian Chiropractors Registration Boards.