| All British Chiropractic Association Chiropractors
have undergone a minimum of a four-year, full-time, internationally
accredited degree course.
Studies include the medical sciences, clinical diagnostic skills,
orthopaedic and neurological testing, taking and reading of x-rays.
They are also trained to have a complete repertoire of chiropractic
adjustment methods to suit the varied needs of patients and treat
the whole range of musculoskeletal conditions.
| Soon after graduation, Chiropractors follow a postgraduate
training scheme (PRT), which provides the framework for a period of
postgraduate training and professional development. PRT enables newly
qualified chiropractors to work in professional clinical settings
in regular contact with more experienced colleagues who act as trainers/mentors.
In addition to practical clinical aspects, further structured education
is provided. Each graduate is partnered with a recognised Chiropractic
Trainer with whom they have regular contact. Each graduate must fulfil
a range of learning requirements. Newly graduated Chiropractors thus
complete the smooth transition to autonomous professional practice
in the clinical setting.
| The Chiropractor's learning continues throughout
his/her professional career. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
is now a statutory requirement, monitored by the General