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Why do Chiropractors need CPD?

CPD Guide for Chiropractors

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specialises in diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that affect your bones, muscles and joints. Chiropractors focus on spinal manipulation and other manual therapies to treat pain that affects the neck, back or joints. The manipulation aims to increase blood flow and nerve conductivity to the joints and muscles that are experiencing pain.

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Chiropractors us

This course was very useful and knowledgeable. I really liked that you could always go back to reread something instead of completing a course and not being able to go back. I now have passed my course and know all about Health and Safety in the office.

Eliza Johnson
Office Health and Safety

Excellent course, for someone starting in confined space work, and for some that have been doing it for years.

Martin Parry
Confined Spaces

Course was very good! Convenient and excellent value for money! Carried out in the comfort of my own home, I learned valuable information. I passed the course and received my certificate the next day along with a little sweetie! Would highly recommend.

Keely Howard
Workplace First Aid

What CPD courses do Chiropractors need?

Chiropractors will work with people from a range of backgrounds who may have varying circumstances that have caused them injury. Due to this, chiropractors require a wide range of knowledge and skills to help them understand different pain scenarios of an individual and provide person-centred care to help treat musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders.

At CPD Online College, we offer a wide range of courses that can help you to meet your CPD training requirements. We have listed some of these below:

  • Assessing Risk (Risk Assessment Course) – this course will cover the risks associated with everyday life and provide some examples. It will detail different hazards, near misses and incidents and looks at preventing and controlling risks. Effective risk assessment means that you reduce the risk by identifying foreseeable hazards. To help with this, you will learn the principles of prevention that you can discuss with your patients.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Awareness – this course is suitable for those working in health and care settings, those who care for someone with a form of cardiovascular disease and individuals who have been diagnosed or have been identified as being at risk of cardiovascular disease who are wanting to gain a greater understanding of what cardiovascular disease is and how it develops and how to support someone living with cardiovascular disease. This is important for a chiropractor as you may work with many patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Confined Spaces – people who work in confined spaces are at greater risk of danger. As a chiropractor, many of your patients could work in confined spaces, contributing to their injury. It is therefore important that a chiropractor knows how to advise patients on how to protect themselves. This course covers working best practices and legislation around how to work in confined spaces.
  • Disability Awareness – in this course you will gain awareness of the multiple difficulties faced by those with disabilities, and how we can approach this. You will look at the different types of disabilities, and the different laws that protect people who have disabilities.
  • Customer Service in Health and Social Care – in this course you will learn the importance and benefits of customer service in both health and social care settings. You will also learn about the expectations of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the NHS in regard to customer service in the health and social care sector.
  • Duty of Care – in this course you will explore the Duty of Care in detail including the Code of Conduct for Health and Social Care Staff and the 7 Standards. You will explore the principles of implementing Duty of Care and will look at two case studies illustrating how different settings can meet Duty of Care Requirements. You will look at Policies and Procedures relating to Duty of Care, what should be in place, the importance of keeping policies and procedures up to date and what should be included in policies.
  • Manual Handling – this course will share the knowledge needed to reduce the risk of manual handling accidents in the workplace. Understanding risk assessments and how to correctly handle objects is essential to reduce the risk of being injured in the workplace. This course will develop your knowledge of manual handling to ensure the risk is reduced.
  • Moving and Handling in Care – this course shares knowledge to ensure you know the risk of poor movement and handling in the care sector. Correct procedures when using specialist equipment are covered and a full knowledge of how to move people correctly will be developed. This is crucial for a chiropractor who uses movement to treat musculoskeletal and nerve damage.
  • Office Health and Safety – in this course you will look at good health and safety management and poor health and safety management and the implications that employees and the business could have if good health and safety management is not enforced. Working in an office is one of the most common job roles, with the body sitting for long periods of time. Chiropractors will often help office workers with work-related injuries and poor posture, making this an essential course.
  • Understanding Stress – stress can be very dangerous for long-term health. This course will teach you the dangers and help you to understand the need for stress management to ensure that a person’s stress does not develop into something more severe. Techniques to manage stress will be explored including physical activities and thinking techniques.
  • Workplace First Aid – this course will give you an introduction to first aid and how CPR and first aid should be administered. You will learn how to treat injuries that may occur in the workplace, as well as some of the common illnesses that workers may experience, what the signs and symptoms of each are and how to treat them. Our first aid training also covers how you should keep records of any incidents that take place in the workplace.
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A guide to CPD for Chiropractors

To become a chiropractor, you need to complete a degree programme and register with the General Chiropractic Council. The degree programme usually takes four to five years to complete and includes practical training.

After graduation, you will need to pass the registration exam to become a licensed chiropractor. To continue practising as a chiropractor, you must maintain continuing professional development (CPD) throughout your career to stay registered with the General Chiropractic Council, which is a compulsory requirement.

As chiropractors’ work involves providing care for their patients, they will also endure inspection and rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Included in this is the requirement to stay up to date with CPD training to ensure that you are providing safe care to patients.

CPD certificates

When you complete any of the courses listed above (or any from our website), you will receive a CPD certificate once you have successfully completed your course. It is important that you keep your certificate safe to act as evidence that you have completed your training. All of our online courses have a quiz at the end that you must complete prior to passing the course. This is to check your knowledge to ensure that you have understood the course content. As soon as this is completed you will have access to a downloadable copy of your certificate.

Logging CPD hours 

Some professions require a set number of hours of CPD training each year (this will often depend on the instruction of the regulatory body). To help you meet this requirement, you should record the amount of time that you spend on our courses, as well as any other CPD training that you embark on.

Keeping evidence 

As well as logging hours, there is often a requirement to keep evidence of all of your CPD training. The CQC may request to see evidence of CPD training of a workforce, so it is crucial that you do keep a record. You can use a computer system or keep a hard copy of the CPD activities that you complete to keep your training organised. Your CPD evidence can include any training that you have completed alongside your CPD courses such as reading, webinars, conferences, workshops, job shadowing, and working with a mentor.

Renewing CPD certificates

Your CPD certificate should be renewed every two years to stay abreast of the latest news and development in healthcare. It is easy to renew your CPD Online College certificates as we send reminder emails when the two-year date is nearing. You can simply complete a refresher of your course or complete the next level of the course to further improve your knowledge.

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