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Perkins Chiropractic

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1354 E. Kingsley Street
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: 417-885-1200
Fax: 417-885-1202

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Chiropractic Education

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What are the current educational requirements to be a doctor of chiropractic? Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.

The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychol
ogy and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding - four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.

Doctors of chiropractic - who are licensed to practice in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in many nations
around the world - undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences, similar to that of medical doctors. In some areas, such as anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition and public health, they receive more intensive education than their MD counterparts.

Like other primary health care doctors, chiropractic students spend a significant portion of their curriculum studying clinical subjects related to evaluating and caring for patients. Typically, as part of their professional training, they must complete a minimum of a one-year clinical-based program dealing with actual patient care. In total, the curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency which is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This has been the case for more than 25 years.

This extensive education prepares doctors of chiropractic to diagnose health care problems, treat the problems when they are within their scope of practice and refer patients to other health care practitioners when appropriate.

Source: American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

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Office Hours

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Monday9:00 - 1:002:30 - 6:00
Tuesday9:00 - 1:002:30 - 6:00
Wednesday9:00 - 1:002:30 - 6:00
Thursday9:00 - 1:002:30 - 6:00
FridayClosedClosed
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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