- What is Chiropractic Orthopedics?
- Chiropractic Orthopedics is a specialization within chiropractic requiring 360 or more hours of postgraduate courses covering of conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and nervous system. Following this course of study, the chiropractor certified in orthopedics must pass a 400-question written examination, as well as a practical examination demonstrating appropriate knowledge and proficiency.
- Chiropractic orthopedists are trained in diagnosing and treating most neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including spine complaints, upper extremity conditons such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as lower extremity conditions such as hip and knee pain, ankle injuries and plantar fascitis.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists who is elected to membership in the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists is known as a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, or F.A.C.O.