Alison Edwards, Chiropractor

About Chiropractic

History

Chiropractic began in the 1890s with the work of Daniel Palmer in the USA. Today, more than a hundred years later, chiropractic is taught and practised throughout the world. The profession has earned recognition and broad acceptance for its services, including its central art of spinal adjustment.

Education

The principal centre of chiropractic education in the UK is the Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC) at Bournemouth. Student practitioners must complete a demanding five year full-time course followed by a year of provisional registration.

Regulation

The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is the UK statutory body which regulates the chiropractic profession. Its task is to preserve high professional standards and to promote public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic treatment.

As of June 2001, anyone practising as a chiropractor in the UK must be registered with the GCC.