Scope of Practice for Chiropractic Medicine in Dubai Healthcare City:
‘Chiropractic medicine’ is a system of primary health care concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation, with a particular focus on the subluxation.
The relationship between structure, especially the spine and musculoskeletal system, and function,
especially as coordinated by the nervous system is central to chiropractic and its approach to the restoration and preservation of health.
The Practice of Chiropractic Medicine may include, activities that involve:
-Physical examination and ordering laboratory examinations consistent with Chiropractic education and training, for diagnostic purposes, including, but not limited to,clinical laboratory tests, and physiological function tests.
-Treatment designed to prevent or correct neurological, skeletal, or soft tissue dysfunction
and other articular adjustments and manipulations.
-Hot or cold hydrotherapy Chiropractic Manipulation, trigger point therapy, electro-therapy,
and therapeutic exercise.
-Nutritional counseling, extracts of food, nutraceuticals, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, enzymes,
botanicals and their extracts, botanical medicines, dietary supplements and nonprescription drugs.
-Devices including therapeutic devices and durable medical equipment within the scope of training.
-Health education and health counseling.
-Radiological testing must be done by licensed medical doctors (M.D.s) trained in radiology.