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Chiropractor Job Description

A Chiropractor is a medical professional who specializes in aiding people with problems related to the neuromusculoskeletal system, including pain management and lifestyle improvement plans.


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Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.


Chiropractor responsibilities include:

  • Working with patients to identify health concerns and create a plan for treatment or management
  • Using tests, such as x-rays or ultrasounds, to better understand a patient’s condition
  • Administering holistic treatments, such as spinal manipulation, adjustments, massage and hot and cold compresses

Job brief

We are looking for a Chiropractor to join our team and help patients who suffer from muscle, nerve and bone injuries, especially in their back and neck.

Chiropractor responsibilities include assessing a patient’s physical condition, ordering tests and creating a customized treatment plan to help relieve their patients from ongoing pain and discomfort. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with patients to deliver extended care and pain management solutions.


  • Consult with patients about their medical history and reason for their visit 
  • Create a plan of care that focuses on the patient’s overall health and wellbeing
  • Assess the patient’s spine, posture and reflexes to provide the appropriate treatment
  • Perform neuromusculoskeletal therapy by adjusting the patient’s spine and other joints
  • Provide patients with tips to improve their lifestyle, including nutrition, exercise plans and stretches
  • Keep detailed records of patient information, conditions and treatment plans
  • Attend conferences and workshops to stay current with development in Chiropractic care
  • Refer patients to other doctors or specialists as needed

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Chiropractor or similar role
  • Strong communication and active listening skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of neuromusculoskeletal injuries, conditions, and treatments
  • Understanding of stretches, exercises, therapies and dietary changes that may help patients manage their overall health
  • Ability to analyze patient conditions based on observations and medical tests
  • A commitment to providing the best possible care
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Chiropractor

Frequently asked questions

What does a Chiropractor do?

A Chiropractor uses their hands and small instruments to apply controlled force to joints and muscles to alleviate pain in their patients.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Chiropractor?

A Chiropractor will have a variety of duties depending on the needs of their patients, but they typically assess a patient’s medical condition and provide a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate ongoing pain in their patients.

What makes a good Chiropractor?

A good Chiropractor must have excellent communication skills, as they need to understand the needs of their patients and share treatment options when applicable.

Who does a Chiropractor work with?

A Chiropractor will work with several medical professionals, such as a Registered Nurse, to ensure their patients receive the medical treatment needed.

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