Chiropractic education has an emphasis on science.
Chiropractors undergo rigorous training, not too unlike their medical counterparts.
Dr Nothling studied in the USA at one of the largest and most prestigious Chiropractic Universities in the world. It is a 6-year study culminating in a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In the USA the medical equivalent is Doctor of Medicine.
In the 6 years, subjects start in the basic sciences such as physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology and microbiology. Later, more in-depth study of human anatomy (including gross dissection of cadavers) is mastered to get a better understanding of the actual body and its structures. This is studied concurrently with the study of physiology and pathology of the various systems of the body.
Other subjects are: physiology, pathology, diagnosis, endocrinology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, geriatrics, special senses, exercise physiology and orthopaedics to mention a few. Studies are divided into classroom and laboratory hours.
Chiropractor Education - Ongoing Training
In the UK, chiropractors are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. It is required that a chiropractor completes a certain amount of training every year to stay current in their education. This is called CPD. So their training never stops.
Dr Nothling also studied various other chiropractic techniques and systems to complement his formal chiropractor education (some even outside of chiropractic) when he felt they would be an asset in his role as a primary health care provider. He has been doing this for more than 20 yrs now as a chiropractor - always developing new skills and honing old ones.