A Doctor of Chiropractic has spent four years at an accredited  chiropractic institution, receiving more than 4,200 hours of  specialized clinical training.

The chiropractic curriculum includes studies in anatomy, pathology,  biomechanics, chiropractic principles, diagnosis and adjustment techniques.

As primary care practitioners, chiropractors can develop and carry out  a comprehensive treatment / management plan, recommend therapeutic  exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

Chiropractors are one of only five classes of health care  professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor, with  its accompanying rights and obligations.

Chiropractic is regulated by provincial statute. Each province has a regulatory college, established by legislation in the same manner and with the same structure and similar regulations as the regulatory  bodies for other health care professions.

Regulatory colleges are responsible for protecting the public, setting standards of practice, assuring quality of care is maintained,  evaluating and promoting competency and handling disciplinary issues.  Ontario’s chiropractors are regulated and licensed by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.