Belsize NW3 Chiropractic

19 YEARS EXPERIENCE – BELSIZE PARK, NORTH LONDON CHIROPRACTOR

Michael H. Smith

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Qualifications of a Chiropractor

Michael H Smith holds a Bachelor of Science from Sydney University with a double major in Physiology and Anatomy plus a Master of Chiropractic from Macquarie University; also in Sydney Australia.

BSc

  • YR 1: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology.
  • YR 2: Histology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology
  • YR 3: Pharmacology, Pathology, Anatomy, Physiology

MChiro

  • YR 1: Radiology, Radiography, Neurology, Biomechanics, Chiro Skills(manip), Clinic
  • YR 2: Radiology, Radiography, Neurology, Biomechanics, Chiro Skills(manip), Business Mgt, Clinic

Those Chiropractic or Osteopathic courses which do not require an undergraduate Science degree usually lead to a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chiropractic or Osteopathy; however all of the Chiropractic courses equip the chiropractor with a licence to take x-rays while Osteopathic courses do not include a licence to take X-Rays. This is a distinguishing feature in the musculoskeletal treatment  world, enabling a chiropractor to stand as one of the best equipped professionals to examine X-Rays from a musculoskeletal point of view. Even if they haven’t taken the image themselves, they will definitely analyse the image with spinographic techniques to extract the maximum information for the patient’s benefit, whilst also being alert to soft tissue anomalies and ‘red flags’.

Training in Diagnosis allows the chiropractor to decide whether the patient’s problem falls into his/her domain or should be referred to a more relevant practitioner.

In all cases Chiropractors are qualified  and legally registered to practise as Primary Healthcare Practitioners; interfacing with the general public and General Practitioners.