By Rick Bruns, DC
Whether you call yourself chiropractic physician, doctor of chiropractic or chiropractor, the definition of who you are and what you do is largely determined by the services that you are trained and tested competent to provide. Although the 50 states and the territories have different enabling acts created at varied times, the thread that binds us is that we are physicians/doctors of chiropractic. We are trained to take a history, perform an examination, render a diagnosis and treat, co-treat, manage, comanage or refer our patients. The standardization is largely due to upgrading our education over the years and the creation of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).