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Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine is an evidence-based treatment concept. It is an alternative to or complements other medical or surgical procedures as well as physiotherapy. The department of Chiropractic Medicine at Balgrist is the only official educational institution for medical students in the track Chiropractic Medicine in Switzerland.

What sort of conditions do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat many complaints that originate in the spine. These include:

  • Acute or chronic neck or low back pain
  • Pain in the thoracic spine
  • Pain radiating into the arms or the legs
  • Pain in the peripheral joints (e.g. hips, shoulders, elbows)

Treatment is suitable for all age groups, including babies, young children and elderly persons.


We would be happy to arrange an appointment with you.

Outpatient chiropractic clinic
Janine Rückauer
+41 44 386 57 06

Private consultation
Dr. D. Mühlemann 
+41 44 386 57 07


Study of Chiropractic Medicine

Six-year course (bachelor’s and master’s) in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich.

Annual back day for children

Every November there is a free screening for children in collaboration with the association ChiroSuisse.

Outpatient chiropractic clinic

The outpatient chiropractic clinic is a training centre for future chiropractors to refine their diagnostic and therapeutic skills in the final year of their studies. A selected group of experienced chiropractors ensure the considerable manual medical skills required.

Working closely with other musculoskeletal specialists at the Balgrist University Hospital (in orthopaedics, rheumatology, radiology, sports medicine, neurology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy) allows the comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care of patients with problems in the musculoskeletal system. Such close cooperation is unique and a sign of forward-looking medicine that is orientated to the individual needs of the patient.


Planning, development, and execution of research projects in chiropractic are being carried out together with the Interdisciplinary Spinal Research (ISR) group.

Research Chiropractic