Doctors of chiropractic are primary health care providers. A chiropractic education emphasizes anatomy; neurology; pathology; radiology; biomechanics of the cranium, spine and extremities; and the correction and detection of the vertebral subluxation complex through spinal and soft tissue manipulation.

At Balance Atlanta, the diversity of practice members is unique.

Though wellness patients focus on preventive health, others seek care for challenges that have been dismissed as being “untreatable” by other doctors.

Examples include cranial deformities and spinal damage due to forceps, c-section, or prolonged deliveries; conditions common with infants such as torticollis, chronic ear infections, or reflux; the debilitating effects of concussions and strokes; pain due to uncorrected spinal stress associated with pregnancy, sports injuries, accidents, poor posture, and unhealthy lifestyles.

While the intent of chiropractic is to restore spinal integrity and neurological balance, the doctor who is truly dedicated to providing excellent service must be skilled in a multitude of techniques to deliver the highest quality of care to every patient regardless of age or condition. It is for this reason that Dr. Caroline has studied with top experts in the chiropractic field for over 20-years to continually develop her clinical abilities. Depending on the needs of the patient, techniques commonly used by Dr. Caroline include:

  • Diversified Chiropractic Technique
  • Thompson Technique
  • Gonstead Technique
  • Torque Release
  • Cranial-Sacral Therapy
  • Logan Basic Technique
  • Network Chiropractic
  • Activator Methods
  • Sacro-Occipital Technique
  • Auriculotherapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Webster Technique
  • Perinatal Chiropractic
  • Pediatric Chiropractic

As in the medical profession, upon graduation doctors of chiropractic may choose to specialize in a particular field of practice such as neurology, radiology, pediatrics, or sports with further education.

The Chiropractic Education

According to a study by Palmer College of Chiropractic, the 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.

Beyond the foundation of basic sciences, the chiropractic and medical education follow differing paths. For example, a chiropractic student will become proficient in the science and techniques of spinal manipulation, whereas a medical student studies pharmacology in greater depth.

As in the medical profession, upon graduation doctors of chiropractic may choose to specialize in a particular field of practice such as neurology, radiology, pediatrics, or sports with further education.   

The information below was obtained by the publication entitled Medical School Admission Requirements – United States and Canada, 47th edition published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Graduate requirements for accredited chiropractic schools are dictated by the Council on Chiropractic Colleges – the agency appointed by the US Department of Education to accredit chiropractic colleges. The average minimum class hours for basic science were compiled following a review of 18 chiropractic colleges and 22 medical schools.

Chiropractic College Course Medical School
 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/Radiology 13 
 168  Orthopedics  2
 2,419  Total Hours  2,047
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