Chiropractic Nutritionist Summary:Chiropractic nutritionists are medical professionals that implement nutrition into their chiropractic treatment plan. These professionals go beyond nutritional counseling and assess the patient’s daily diet, order and analyze appropriate lab tests, develop and administer an individual dietary plan and monitor patient improvement in overall health. Chiropractic nutritionists have in-depth knowledge of nutrition and its role in gastrointestinal disease, drug-nutrient interactions, different genders, infancy, musculoskeletal health, cardiovascular health and herbal medicine.
Conditions Treated Include:
Chiropractic Nutritionist Treatment May Include:
Surface EMG testing
Motorized inter-segmental traction
Nutrition Response Testing
Specific exercise plans
Sub-Specialties within Chiropractic Nutritionists:
Chiropractic rehabilitation specialists may obtain additional certifications through the diplomate programs offered by the American Board of Chiropractic Specialties (ABCS). Programs include orthopedics, chiropractic pediatrics, diagnostic imaging, chiropractic acupuncture, neurology, sports physician and occupational health.
Chiropractic Nutritionists Education:
Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist Education: Chiropractic rehabilitation specialists attain a premedical undergraduate college education and then attend four years of an accredited chiropractic college. In addition, they must complete a minimum of one year clinical training that includes over 4,000 hours of clinical, lab and classroom training. Postgraduate, chiropractors attain the specialty certification of doctors of chiropractic in the field of clinical nutrition (DCBCN) with 400 hours of classroom work. Specifically, students learn the role dietary significance of disaccharides, cholesterol, digestion and absorption, metabolism and enzymes.
Students must be able to demonstrate competence in the anabolism and catabolism of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, antioxidant systems and integration of the endocrine systems. Both a written and practical examination are required for the DCBCN. In order to maintain this certification, chiropractors must complete a minimum of 16 classroom hours of continuing education in nutrition each calendar year.
Chiropractic Nutritionists Associations:
The Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition operates under the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and issues the specialty certification diploma to doctors of chiropractic in the field of clinical nutrition (DCBCN). The ACA is the largest chiropractic organization and regulates standards, offers educational opportunities and supports research.
Chiropractic Nutritionist FAQs: How can I find the best chiropractic nutritionist in my area?
You can find the best local chiropractic nutritionist on Wellness.com, through other search sites like the ACA and from talking with your primary care doctor, family members and friends. Most of these professionals have websites where you can interact via email to determine whether or not the chiropractor is a good choice for you.
How is a chiropractic nutritionist different from a nutritionist?
Chiropractic nutritionists offer a broader range of treatment options than nutritionists, including spinal manipulations, massage and exercise plans.
Chiropractic Nutritionist Related Terms:spinal adjustments, all-natural healing, non-invasive medical care, occupational injuries, sports injuries, car accidents, herniated discs and nutritional counseling
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