Scope of Practice
Sports and Exercise chiropractic is a recognised specialised subset of chiropractic that focuses on the comprehensive and holistic healthcare of the physically active individual or athlete, to prevent injury, restore optimal function and contribute to the enhancement of sports performance. They achieve this using sports-specific knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve best clinical practice, while ensuring a high standard of professional, safe and ethical practice.
Sports and Exercise chiropractic professionals demonstrate advanced competencies in the customised approach to active individuals of all ages and abilities, at individual and group levels by utilising evidence-based, multi-modal techniques to enhance the function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.
Sports and Exercise chiropractors have clinical expertise in manual therapy, exercise prescription and rehabilitation, education, translating latest research into clinical practice, communication, lifestyle advice and leadership. They participate comfortably in a multi-disciplinary team environment, working closely with parents, coaches, other health providers and the community to provide the best high-quality care for each athlete.
Competency Framework for Advanced Special Interest Chiropractors
The Sports and Exercise Committee has developed a Competency Framework for Sports and Exercise Chiropractors.
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