Chiropractic is a scientifically-backed treatment method that can be used as an alternative and/or a complement to medication, surgery and physiotherapy in treating a wide range of movement-related diseases and complaints.
Since autumn 2008, it has been possible to study chiropractic at the University of Zurich’s Faculty of Medicine. The Department of Chiropractic Medicine was incorporated into Balgrist University Hospital.
|Developing, implementing and monitoring the new chiropractic courses at the University of Zurich (Bachelor of Medicine with a focus on chiropractic and Masters in Chiropractic Medicine).|
|Planning, developing and conducting research projects in the domain of chiropractic, sometimes in cooperation with other institutions (University of Zurich; Federal Institute of Technology Zurich; Bournemouth University, UK).|
|Future chiropractors will be able to receive clinical training at Balgrist University Hospital from autumn 2011. Work has already begun on planning the infrastructure and the curriculum.|
Please find more information about clinical training on YouTube.
|Areas of expertise|
|The Department of Chiropractic Medicine provides evaluations and treatments on an outpatient basis.|
With a view to ensuring that patients treatment is as complete as possible, we are involved in close interdisciplinary exchange with all other departments of Balgrist University Hospital.
|The department focuses on:|
pain and functional problems in the spine
consequences of injuries to the cervical vertebrae (whiplash-associated disorders)
pain and functional problems in periphera
pain and functional problems in peripheral joints, such as the shoulder, elbow and knee|
|Qualifications from professional training institutions|
|Six-year university course within the framework of the Swiss federal law on medical professions (MedBG).|
External tutor and training mentor:
Prof. Jenni Bolton, PhD MA Ed ILTM FCC (Hon)
Professor in Chiropractic Education and Director of Research and Professional Development at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, UK
|Dr. Christoph Gorbach, DC, MD|