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Table 1 Comparison of definitions of chiropractor/chiropractic used in the 2010 and 2016 Council on Chiropractic Education – International Accreditation Standards

From: Comparing the old to the new: A comparison of similarities and differences of the accreditation standards of the chiropractic council on education-international from 2010 to 2016

Standards Definition of Chiropractor
2010 The chiropractor, as a practitioner of the healing arts, is concerned with the health needs of the public. He/she gives particular attention to the relationship of the structural and neurological aspects of the body in health and disease; he/she is educated in the basic and clinical sciences as well as in related health subjects. The purpose of his/her professional education is to prepare the chiropractor as a primary health care provider. As a portal of entry to the health delivery system, the chiropractor must be well educated to diagnose, to care for the human body in health and disease and to consult with, or refer to, other health care providers when appropriate for the best interest of the patient. (Pg 1)
2016 ‘A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.’ (Pg 17)