Chiropractic - frequently asked questions

Do I need a GP referral to see a chiropractor?
No a G.P referral is not necessary. The majority of patients self refer.
Do GP's refer to chiropractors?
Yes many G.Pā€™s refer to Chiropractors (NHS and Private ) for treatment of many conditions. And Chiropractors are more than happy to work as part of a team with your G.P to endeavour to achieve the best results for each patient.
Can I claim off my private medical insurance?
Most private health insurance companies do recognize Chiropractic treatment and claims can be made for treatment. It is best to speak direct to your insurance company before starting a treatment plan.
Ho do I know a chiropractor is registered?
A correctly trained Chiropractor will be firstly registered with the Mctimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) or British Chiropractic Association (BCA). Then secondly all will be registered with the General Chiropractic Association (GCC) by law.
What training do chiropractors undergo?
All Chiropractors will complete a BSc (Hons) in Chiropractic, which is a 5 year course.
Who sets the standards for training and practice of chiropractors?
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
Do chiropractors have to undergo continued professional development (CPD)?
Yes each year all Chiropractors have do undergo 30 hours of continued professional development (CPD) to ensure continued high standards by continuing and updating education. This is monitored by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is compulsory for annual re-registration.




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