A Sports Chiropractor must complete a post-graduate Sports Fellowship Program offered through the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences. This is a 4 year intensive program which requires the resident to complete courses in sports psychology, sports nutrition, sports first responder, advanced imaging, high performance evaluation and testing, and sports injury management and diagnosis. The fellowship also requires 1000 hours of clinical placements and field work, 100 hours of hospital rounds, four book reviews, and a publishable quality thesis.
A Chiropractor is a musculoskeletal specialist trained to diagnose and treat many conditions associated with bones, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves. Using orthopedic and neurological assessment, a chiropractor will diagnose your condition, refer a patient out for imaging if required and treat your conditions using manual therapy, manipulations, physical therapy modalities and exercise rehabilitation programs.