Chiropractic offices need specialized support staff to run an efficient medical office. Chiropractic Assistants work under the supervision of Chiropractors to perform a wide variety of therapeutic treatments and front office duties. The scope of services to be performed by a Chiropractic Assistant may include: hydrotherapy (the application of heat and cold); electrotherapy; physiotherapy (therapeutic massage, traction, instruction in home therapies and exercises, instruction in the use of structural supports, crutches, walkers or canes); patient positioning and draping; and note taking and charting.
This 50 hour program prepares students for a career as a Chiropractic Assistant in the expanding field of chiropractic healthcare through both classroom lecture and hands on labs. The student will receive an overview of administrative front office duties; chiropractic and patient education issues; anatomy and physiology; chiropractic terminology; chiropractic billing & coding; and the legal aspects of chiropractic care. Additionally, students will review “therapeutic skills” including: massage basics; vital signs; T.E.N.S.; ultrasound; cryotherapy; and other therapeutic modalities.
Employment & Education
Chiropractic assistants work in Chiropractic practices and may be assigned the following positions: front-desk receptionist, back-office or therapy assistant, exam or x-ray technician, insurance and collections clerk, office or public relations manager, and new-patient advocate.
Educational Requirements: Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Program Note: This program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of overall program objectives.
The curriculum for the Chiropractic Assistant program includes:
This program is intended to train students for entry level Chiropractic Assistant positions or to prepare students for more formal longer term program.