ZZZ626 Chiropractic Assistant
Chiropractic offices need specialized support staff to run an efficient medical office. Chiropractic Assistants work under the supervision of Chiropractors to perform a wide variety of therapeutic treatments and front office duties. The scope of services to be performed by a Chiropractic Assistant may include: hydrotherapy (the application of heat and cold); electrotherapy; physiotherapy (therapeutic massage, traction, instruction in home therapies and exercises, instruction in the use of structural supports, crutches, walkers or canes); patient positioning and draping; and note taking and charting.
Chiropractic Assistant Program
This 50 hour program prepares students for a career as a Chiropractic Assistant in the expanding field of chiropractic healthcare through both classroom lecture and hands on labs. The student will receive an overview of administrative front office duties; chiropractic and patient education issues; anatomy and physiology; chiropractic terminology; chiropractic billing & coding; and the legal aspects of chiropractic care. Additionally, students will review “therapeutic skills” including: massage basics; vital signs; T.E.N.S.; ultrasound; cryotherapy; and other therapeutic modalities.
Chiropractic Technicians / Assistants – Employment & Education
Chiropractic assistants work in Chiropractic practices and may be assigned the following positions: front-desk receptionist, back-office or therapy assistant, exam or x-ray technician, insurance and collections clerk, office or public relations manager, and new-patient advocate.
Educational Requirements* Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
NOTE: this program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.
Chiropractic Assistant – Detailed Course Information
The curriculum for the Chiropractic Assistant program includes:
- Understanding of the history of the chiropractic profession.
- Medical Terminology
- Basic anatomy and physiology with a focus on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems
- The “subluxation complex”.
- Medical records and the skills related to great medical records note taking.
- Keys to working with worker’s compensation and motor vehicle collision cases.
- The “informed consent” and how to apply this to chiropractic care.
- The use of good office etiquette to keep the office a friendly work environment including time management skills.
- Understanding what types of emergencies can present to a chiropractic office and what you can do to provide the correct care.
- Biohazard waste procedure.
- Vital signs and how to obtain them.
- Legal issues associated with physiotherapy and patient’s rights.
- Various modalities of physiotherapy and how to safely apply them.
- Basic terminology of radiology and radiographic guidelines that are used in chiropractic.
- The concepts of exercise and rehabilitation.
- Review of therapeutic skills including massage basics; vital signs; T.E.N.S.; ultrasound; cryotherapy; and other therapeutic modalities.
Program Note: This program is intended to train students for entry level Chiropractic Assistant positions or to prepare students for more formal longer term program
March 13th – May 1st 2017
Mon/Wed 6:00pm – 9:30pm, Room A211
Tuition: $999.00 and includes all materials and books
Please contact Dawn Smith at 973.300.2316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.