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The term "Chiropractic" combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment done by hand. Hands-on therapy - especially adjustments of the spine - is central to chiropractic care. Chiropractic is based on the notion that the relationship between the body's structure  (primarily that of the spine) and its function (as coordinated by the nervous system) affects health. 

Spinal adjustment/manipulation is core treatment in chiropractic care, but it is not synonymous with chiropractic. Chiropractors commonly use other treatments in addition to spinal manipulation, and other health care providers (e.g., physical therapists or some osteopathic physicians) may use spinal manipulation. 

Chiropractic: In Depth. (2016, June 20). Retrieved August 02, 2017, from

This research guide is a support tool for locating and finding information pertaining to chiropractic medicine courses. 

Sports medicine is an area of medical practice concerned with the treatment of injuries resulting from athletic activities. A physician practicing sports medicine focuses on sports-related medical services. This may include preventative measures such as conditioning and injury prevention, as well as treatments such as osteopathic manipulation, rehabilitation, or injections. 

Sports Medicine. (n.d.) Retrieved August 2, 2017, from 
This research guide is a support tool for locating and finding information pertaining to chiropractic-sports medicine courses. 



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