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For more information, see: Chiropractic.

This article distinguishes the provider from the larger therapeutic model

A chiropractor is a licensed and trained health care professional who performs musculoskeletal manipulations and other therapeutic procedures within the conceptual framework and scope of practice of chiropractic. Modern chiropractors may perform therapeutic techniques developed by other healing professions, just as other professions use techniques that originated with chiropractic.

For historical, legal, and political reasons, essentially the same technique may have a different designation in each profession. Strengthening techniques may be called physical therapy when done by a physical therapist, but physiological therapeutics when performed by a chiropractor.