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Mission & Objectives

Mission: To promote, advance and maintain expertise in chiropractic management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. To qualify and certify clinical specialists in chiropractic.

Objective: The College of Chiropractic Sciences’ fellow is a clinical specialist with expertise in the chiropractic management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

Expert/Clinical Decision Maker, Communicator and Scholar.

The College of Chiropractic Sciences’ fellow is a clinical specialist with expertise in the chiropractic management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

Chiropractic Expert/ Clinical Decision-Maker

General requirements:

  • Demonstrate diagnostic and management skills for ethical and effective patient care.
  • Access and apply relevant information to clinical practice Specific requirements:
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic sciences relevant to the specialty (including anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, biomechanics and ergonomics) and the application of basic sciences principles to clinical care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of clinical features, diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, natural history, pathophysiology, complications and functional consequences of neuromusculoskeletal conditions susceptible to be encountered in a chiropractic specialized practice.
  • Describe the approach to diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal disorders commonly encountered in the specialty, the indication for common diagnostic tests and their interpretation and/or application including: X-rays and other diagnostic imaging, laboratory analysis, electromyography and nerve conduction studies.
  • Describe the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders commonly seen in the specialty and select the most appropriate therapeutic options.
  • Perform a relevant physical examination with special emphasis on the assessment of the neuromusculoskeletal system and functional abilities.
  • Select and prescribe appropriate conservative therapeutic options including manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapies, other physical modalities, and exercise therapies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of rehabilitation medicine including: the concept of impairment and disability, and the role of the interdisciplinary team.


General requirements:

  • Obtain and synthesize relevant history from patients.
  • Discuss appropriate information with patients and the health care team.
  • Consult effectively with other chiropractors and health care professionals.

Specific requirements:

  • Gather the data necessary for diagnosis and management of a particular patient through history taking and review of relevant documentation.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively to patients, allied health professionals and other chiropractors. o Prepare complete and informative consultation reports and medico-legal reports.


General requirements:

  • Develop, implement and monitor a personal continuing education strategy.
  • Critically appraise sources of information.
  • Facilitate learning of patients, students, chiropractors and other health professionals.
  • Contribute to the development of new knowledge.

Specific requirements:

  • Demonstrate understanding of critical appraisal as applied to review of neuromusculoskeletal sciences and basic research methodology.
  • Demonstrate basic research skills necessary to develop and evaluate research proposals and complete a research project.
  • Teach effectively in a variety of settings and to diverse groups of learners such as students, residents, chiropractors, allied health professionals, patients and the lay public.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to life-long self-directed learning and the application of new information to clinical practice using principles of evidence-based medicine.