What is a Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist?

DiagnosesThe Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist is member of the Canadian Chiropractic Specialty College of Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation (CCPOR) as approved by the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards (CFCREAB) in 1996.

The Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist is an expert in the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of individuals of all ages who present with simple and complex neuromusculoskeletal disorders, impairments and associated disabilities.

Members of the CCPOR must complete a three year program of postgraduate education which focuses on, amongst other things, advanced training in the assessment and diagnosis of simple and complex neuromusculoskeletal disorders, functional impairment and disability. Graduates of the program must demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective, evidenced-based, patient centered care to a diverse population requiring physical and occupational rehabilitation services. In addition to clinical practice, the Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist is encouraged to engage in research and teaching opportunities related to their area of expertise. The Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist is often asked to provide expert opinions on medicolegal and insurance issues and disputes.

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