1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2387-11 Chiropractor

Diagnoses, treats and provides preventative advice on physiological and mechanical disorders of the human locomotor system, particularly neuro-muscular skeletal disorders.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • treats patients by adjustment of the spinal column to manipulate the peripheral joints and the soft tissues
  • reduces physical interference to the nervous system, which may cause pain, impairment of normal function or lowered resistance to disease
  • assesses disorders by discussion, observation, examination of patients, X-rays and pathological tests
  • prescribes treatment to be followed including preventative and corrective exercise and diet
  • uses diagnostic equipment such as X-rays, spinal analysis and electromyography

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