Scope of Practise
The Scope of Practise of Chiropractic is the range of responsibilities, education, clinical experience/expertise and standards of practise that determine the boundaries within which a chiropractor practises in the province of Manitoba.
Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of prescription drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, but also the extremities) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health and healing.
Since human function is neurologically integrated, Doctors of Chiropractic evaluate and facilitate biomechanical and neuro-biological function and integrity through the use of appropriate conservative, diagnostic and chiropractic care procedures. Chiropractors use a neuro-musculoskeletal model that is evaluated , diagnosed and managed through the use of chiropractic specific adjustive techniques as well as chiropractic ancillary/adjunctive procedures. Doctors of Chiropractic are primary contact health care providers. They apply their education, knowledge, diagnostic skill, and clinical judgment necessary to determine appropriate chiropractic care and management.
Doctors of Chiropractic establish a doctor/patient relationship and use specific spinal adjustments and other conservative clinical procedures. Through their training chiropractors recognize and identify when collaborative care with and/or referral to other health care providers is appropriate. Through their education and knowledge of the human anatomy and physiology chiropractors are uniquely skilled to evaluate emerging techniques and adjunctive therapies and the role they may play in chiropractic clinical practise. Chiropractors incorporate those techniques and adjunctive therapies which play a role in the healing sequel of conditions which are a part of their neuro-musculoskeletal model of care.
Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to advise and educate patients and their communities in areas of structural and spinal hygiene and healthy living practices.