The term Chiropractor comes from the Greek – Words ‘cheir’ meaning ‘hand’ and praktikos’ loosely translated to ‘action’.
Spinal manipulation can be traced back thousands of years to the ancient Greek and Chinese civilizations 2700-1500BC. However Chiropractic as we know it today was first founded in 1895 when Canadian Daniel David Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment and went on to found The Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1897.
During the 20th century the profession grew worldwide, gaining recognition and respect for the place it has taken in the primary care environment. Influential research has underpinned the development of the profession and has come both from both within and outside of the chiropractic research communities.
Chiropractic is unique in that the profession is organised internationally and there are international standards for education.