Why should a doctor consider joining your council and learning more about your specialty?
Children are more than just little grown-ups. Physically, they are different – their bones are mostly made of cartilage, their ligaments are more flexible and their joints more hypermobile. Children are also different in the way they relate to doctors and explain their symptoms. Chiropractors take classes in pediatrics as part of their regular chiropractic education. While all chiropractors are adequately trained to meet the chiropractic healthcare needs of children, some chiropractors desire further education to increase their expertise in this area.
What advanced education programs are available through your council?
Our Council puts on an annual symposium, and members receive members receive discounted registration to all Council events.
Are there recent developments in the field of chiropractic pediatrics?
Pediatrics is a rapidly growing segment of chiropractic practices. Chiropractic care is the most common complementary and alternative (CAM) practice used by children. In 1997 alone, children made an estimated 30 million visits to chiropractors in the United States.