The chiropractic profession has as its main goal the recovery and maintenance of an optimal health. The chiropractic philosophy stems from the body’s ability to heal itself. Without interference and without drugs, the body knows how to treat itself, and chiropractic supports it in that way. Chiropractic is also a science, specialized in prevention and care for mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, as well as the effects of such disorders on the nervous system’s functions, on the health of the patient, and on his quality of life in general.
In Quebec, chiropractors are professionals of first contact having completed a first cycle university doctorate. They are trained and able to pose a diagnostic, to determine the indication of chiropractic treatments, to establish a prognostic, and to determine the nature and frequency of the exams and treatments needed, in each of the cases where they are called to intervene.