Australian Chiropractors study for a minimum of five years at University and are government regulated and registered healthcare professionals.
In Australia, Chiropractors share a common tertiary education pathway with Osteopaths and Physiotherapists, and Chiropractic education involves undergraduate and/or masters-level university training over five years.
All accredited Chiropractic programs in Australia include units specialising in clinical sciences. Also included are units in advanced anatomy, biology, neurology, physical examination and therapy, physical rehabilitation, radiology, nutrition, paediatrics, pregnancy, geriatrics, public health and best evidence-based practice.
Currently, there are four universities and one college in Australia that have chiropractic degree programs available if you are considering a career in Chiropractic:
Macquarie University in Sydney offers a 3 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science which provides the basis for entry into a 2 year Master of Chiropractic.
RMIT University in Melbourne offers a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic).
Murdoch University in Perth offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (in Chiropractic) / Bachelor of Chiropractic. This is offered as a double degree.
Central Queensland University in Brisbane offers a 3 year Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and a 2 year Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
Australian Chiropractic College in Adelaide offers a 4 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Degree with a 1 year university level entrance requirement.
All registered chiropractors in Australia complete mandatory continuing education each year in order to maintain registration and practice as allied healthcare professionals. The standards are set to ensure the best level of Chiropractic care is provided across the profession. That said, every Chiropractor is different and it can sometime be a case of finding the Doctor who you like best.
At Little Mountain Chiropractic, we understand this and that’s why all of our Chiropractors are trained and experienced in a variety of techniques so they can tailor your care based on your needs and preferences. We strive to provide the best chiropractic care for you and your family on the Sunshine Coast.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please contact us via email or phone on 07 54916900.
Best of health,
Dr Mark Townsend - Chiropractor
Dr Mark Townsend has been practicing as a Chiropractor since 2005 and has owned Little Mountain Chiropractic since 2008 with his wife Dr Nicole Calder who is also a Chiropractor. They practice from Little Mountain Chiropractic along with other Chiropractors Dr Samantha Morley and Dr Tess Hedley. All of the Chiropractors at Little Mountain Chiropractic hold five year University degrees, are registered to practice in Australia and are chiropractic providers for most health funds, including being preferred providers with BUPA and Medibank Private. They are also registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals
If you are in the North Brisbane area and looking for a Chiropractor, please contact Geebung Family Chiropractic where you will be looked after equally well.