Chiropractic

Osteopathic

Treatments

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Dr John Gibson DC  Chiropractor (Australian trained)

MEDICAL TRAINING OF CHIROPRACTORS COMPARED TO MEDICAL TRAINING OF GENERAL PRACTITIONER

For those that are skeptical or are confused about what they have been told about professionalism and knowledge in the Chiropractic/Bio-Mechanical field please view the data at the base of this page. 

At The Muscle Joint we specifically appoint practitioners that are closely aligned in knowledge, diagnostic approach and in treatment style to get the real results we strive for and expect in every case. We like to get down to the core issues through thorough diagnosis and work completely hands on with refined and very specialised techniques to realign the structure. Due to our highly trained professional practitioners (having minimum 5 years university training). Our practitioners are trained to understand and treat difficult medical cases with complex long term symptoms and resolve to complete recovery in most cases. 

 

We treat many of New Zealands's elite sports professionals - where performance in biomechanics is key - from Olympic TriAthletes, Endurance Event Champions - Iron Man/Coast to Coast winners, International Snow Sport Olympic Teams. Our approach to Sports Medicine focuses on performance/ resolving compromised function through biomechanics / overall alignment, muscular balance -complete muscloskeletal fitness - pre and post event.

 

Chiropractic / Osteopathic practitioners treat many conditions..

  • Back and Neck pain

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Migraines/headaches

  • Postural Problems

  • Sciatica

  • Pain associated with pregnancy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Tennis elbow & Golfer’s elbow

  • TMJ

  • Muscle Cramps

  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

  • Edema (swelling)

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Ergonomic Training

 

        .....and many more...

We cover ACC treatments and no GP referral is necessary.  

The body's total musculoskeletal structure is thoroughly analysed,

examined and realigned from

head to toe, using

refined and very specific structural alignment and soft tissue techniques.

 

 

TREATMENTS

ACC TREATMENT        $65

PRIVATE TREATMENT $89

DR OF CHIROPRACTIC VS GP -GENERAL MEDICAL

TO AVOID ANY MISCONCEPTIONS THE FOLLOWING EXPLAINS THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC DOCTORS (DC) HAVE TO ATTAIN TO ACHIEVE REGISTRATION COMPARED TO MD

Educational Requirements

These basic educational requirements for graduates of both chiropractic and medical schools show that although each has its own specialties, the hours of classroom instruction are about the same. (The class hours for basic science comparisons were compiled and averaged following a review of curricula of 18 chiropractic colleges and 22 medical schools.)

 

Minimum Required Hours

Chiropractic Medical Training                        Medical School MD Training

456            Anatomy/Embryology.                            215

243            Physiology                                                  174

296            Pathology                                                   507

161             Chemistry/Biochemistry                         100

145             Microbiology                                              145

408            Diagnosis                                                    113

149             Neurology                                                  171

 56              Psychology/Psychiatry                           323

 66              Obstetrics & Gynecology                        284

271              X-ray                                                            13

168             Orthopedics                                                2

2,419          Total Hours for Degree                           2,047

 

School Faculty

The Department of Health Education, through accrediting agencies for chiropractic and medical schools, dictates the credentials of faculty members. In both chiropractic and medical schools, the classes for the first two academic years are usually basic medical sciences. 

Faculty members in the basic sciences divisions are either Ph.D.s in each subject taught (such as microbiology or biochemistry), or D.C.s, M.D.s, or D.O.s (Osteopathic Doctors - post MD training in United States) who also have bachelors, masters, or Ph.D. degrees in the basic science subjects being taught. Classes in the clinical sciences division are usually taught by D.C.s, M.D.s, or D.O.s. 

Some medical schools have D.C.s as full-time faculty members. It's not unusual for D.C.s and M.D.s to co-teach both medical and chiropractic audiences. Most often, chiropractic physicians and medical neurologists or neurosurgeons co-teach.

 

Licensing and Postgraduate Education

 

After graduation, the DC may undergo postgraduate training to become board certified as a chiropractic radiologist, neurologist, orthopedist, internist, family practitioner, sports physician, rehabilitation specialists, clinical nutritionist, or pain management specialist. Medical and Chiropractic physicians also become board certified. Chiropractic physicians are required to obtain continuing education units each year for license renewal.

 

BECAUSE CHIROPRACTIC IS A DIFFICULT SKILL TO MASTER AND CAN TAKE YEARS OF PRACTICE TO ACHIEVE THE DEDICATED HIGH LEVEL OF REFINED SKILL REQUIRED TO  

1. MAKE SPECIFIC, DETAILED AND ACCURATE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS VIA PALPATION THAT ALLOWS CLEAR PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESULTS AND 

2. DELIVER SKILLED HIGHLY SPECIFIC BIOMECHANICAL TREATMENTS THAT CORRECT DETAILED COMPONENTS OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL STRUCTURE TO RESOLVE A PATIENT CONDITION..

WE TAKE GREAT TIME AND ENERGY TO ENSURE OUR TEAM HAVE THE SKILLED  PRACTICED TECHNIQUES TO BRING EXCELLENT RESULTS AND  RECOVERY BASED ON WHAT THE BODY NEEDS.

DR OF CHIROPRACTIC VS GP -GENERAL MEDICAL

TO AVOID ANY MISCONCEPTIONS THE FOLLOWING EXPLAINS THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC DOCTORS (DC) HAVE TO ATTAIN TO ACHIEVE REGISTRATION COMPARED TO MD

Educational Requirements

These basic educational requirements for graduates of both chiropractic and medical schools show that although each has its own specialties, the hours of classroom instruction are about the same. (The class hours for basic science comparisons were compiled and averaged following a review of curricula of 18 chiropractic colleges and 22 medical schools.)

MINIMUM REQUIRED HOURS

ANATOMY/EMBRYOLOGY

 

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