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for his work with the advancement of Chiropractic in Europe

What is a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a healthcare specialist that is dedicated to the study of the human nervous system. The chiropractic profession is recognized in 70 countries worldwide. In the United States, it is the third largest sanitary profession.

A chiropractor completes between 5-7 years of graduate studies depending on the country.  Kephra Froehlich is licensed in the United States at Palmer College of Chiropractic and  Brittany King is licensed in Spain at Barcelona College of Chiropractic.

The objective of the chiropractor is for the nervous system to function at 100% of its capability all the time! A healthy nervous system means the body can heal more easily from illnesses and adapt better to daily stresses, thus increasing the overall quality of health of an individual.

The chiropractor uses manual adjustments which are non-painful but very specific, high velocity/low amplitude thrust on the misaligned joints in order to reestablish the proper communication and function between the body and the brain. The adjustments are normally applied to the vertebrae of the spine, the cranium and the pelvis which protect the nervous system.

In Spain, chiropractic is taught in two private colleges: Madrid College of Chiropractic and Barcelona College of Chiropractic.


Professional Regulation
Graduate Studiese
Study Duration in Spain
Chiropractic 5 years
Physiotherapy 3 years
Osteopathy X X Variable
Quiromasaje X X Variable
Quiropraxia X X Variable

The Spanish Chiropractic Association, La Asociación Española de Quiropráctica (AEQ) acts as the governing board for the profession, ensuring that all members have the proper requirements and formation dictated by the World Health Organization.

The following table shows a comparison of required hours of study for both Chiropractic and Medicine in the United States where both careers are of 7 ½ years duration.

Once  the degree of Doctor of chiropractic is obtained, the chiropractor must pass the National (National Board of Chiropractic Examiners) and State exams (State Board of Chiropractic) to be able to practice in any specific state of the USA.

In addition to obtaining the doctorate degree, the chiropractor must complete annual postgraduate training courses to keep updated within the field of continuing education; thus maintain their qualification at a current level of proficiency.


Click and see the comparative table between the hours of chiropractic and medicine in USA

Anatomy 450 390
Embryology, Histology, Cytology 195 120
Biochemistry 180 240
Microbiology 135 80
Physiology, Pathology, Neurology, Diagnostics 1380 1260
Radiology 225 120
Genetics 15 80
Pediatrics, Geriatrics 90 220
Gynecology 75 180
Psychology 90 160
Dermatology 45 70
Toxicology 45 40
Research 45 140
TOTAL HOURS: 2970 3100
Other subjects specific to each field of study:
Chiropractic Pharmacology
Nutrition Clinic
Clinic Elective Subjects
Elective Subjects
TOTAL HOURS: 2330 2300

*Source: (1) Faculty of  Medicine, Madrid. Teaching Organization of the academic Year 1997 (2) Cleveland Chiropractic Catalog 1997


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