Chiropractic Assisting | Warren County Community College
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Chiropractic Assisting

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.

Program

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.

Chiropractic Assistant detailed course Information:

The curriculum for the Chiropractic Assistant program includes:

  • Understanding of the history of the chiropractic profession
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic anatomy and physiology with a focus on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems
  • The “subluxation complex”
  • Medical records and the skills related to great medical records note taking
  • Keys to working with worker’s compensation and motor vehicle collision cases
  • The “informed consent” and how to apply this to chiropractic care
  • The use of good office etiquette to keep the office a friendly work environment including time management skills
  • Understanding what types of emergencies can present to a chiropractic office and what you can do to provide the correct care
  • Biohazard waste procedure
  • Vital signs and how to obtain them
  • Legal issues associated with physiotherapy and patient’s rights
  • Various modalities of physiotherapy and how to safely apply them
  • Basic terminology of radiology and radiographic guidelines that are used in chiropractic
  • The concepts of exercise and rehabilitation
  • Review of therapeutic skills including massage basics; vital signs; T.E.N.S.; ultrasound; cryotherapy; and other therapeutic modalities

This program is intended to train students for entry level Chiropractic Assistant positions or to prepare students for more formal longer term program.

Please email czar@warren.edu or call (908) 689-7613 for registration or additional information.

 

Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)