Hellenic Chiropractors' Association

What does it take to become a chiropractor?

What does it take to become a chiropractor?

It has come to our attention that there are programs claiming to teach chiropractic in Greece. Currently there are no ECCE (European Council on Chiropractic Education) or CCE (Council on Chiropractic Education – USA) accredited chiropractic programs in Greece. ECCE or CCE accreditation and recognition is necessary for any chiropractic program to be deemed valid. This recognition is necessary to ensure quality services are provided by chiropractors in the European Union, Greece, as well as in other parts of the world where the chiropractic profession is regulated.

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Spartathlon 2013

Spartathlon 2013

The 31st "Spartathlon” ultramarathon race (246 km), run from Athens to Sparta, took place on the 27-28th September 2013.  Like every year the applicants were many, but only 320 athletes had the honor of participating.

Once again three members of the Hellenic Chiropractors’ Association provided valuable assistance to the athletes. Thank you to George Giannopoulos, Nikos Kalogeropoulos and Michael Kalinderis. With specific Chiropractic adjustments, which helps restore normal joint function, and some specialized muscle work, most of the runners where able to complete the race. Chiropractic care is important during a race/event but also even more important during preparation for this and any athletic event. By managing and restoring normal function of the spine, the nerves are allowed to function optimally, and hence the body is able to perform more efficiently.

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A report on 117 years of chiropractic history

First Chiropractic Adjustment 1895

September 18th, 2012 marked the 117th anniversary of Chiropractic! On Sept. 18, 1895, Dr. D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, gave the first chiropractic adjustment. His patient was Harvey Lillard, a cleaner in Palmer’s building, who had been deaf since a traumatic accident several years earlier. Palmer, who had been studying the spine and nervous system, found a bump on Lillard’s spine that he presumed to be a spinal misalignment. After adjusting Harvey’s spine his hearing returned – thus the beginnings of Chiropractic was born. As Palmer (founder and “father” of modern Chiropractic) had suspected there was a relationship between spinal misalignments and a body that wasn’t functioning as well as it was capable of.

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ΒΗΜΑ Science: MEDICINE - Hypertension / Blood Pressure

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ΧΕΙΡΟΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΗ εναντίον υπέρτασης

Με χειροπρακτική θεραπεία για ευθυγράμμιση του Ατλαντα, του πρώτου σπονδύλου μας, μπορεί να επιτευχθεί μείωση της υπέρτασης ανάλογη με αυτή που προσφέρουν τα φάρμακα. Αυτό κατέδειξε ελπιδοφόρος μελέτη του Πανεπιστημίου του Σικάγου, υπό τον καθηγητή Γ. Μπεκρή


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Ισως το αντίδοτο - ή τουλάχιστον ένα από τα αντίδοτα - ενάντια σε ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα «δηλητήρια» της υγείας του σύγχρονου πληθυσμού, την υψηλή αρτηριακή πίεση, να κρύβεται μέσα... στα χέρια μας. Για την ακρίβεια στα χέρια των ανθρώπων που έχουν τη γνώση να χειρίζονται κατάλληλα τη σπονδυλική στήλη, επαναφέροντάς τη στον... ίσιο δρόμο όταν οι σπόνδυλοι «λοξοδρομούν». Ο λόγος για τους χειροπράκτες και την ειδικότητά τους, τη χειροπρακτική, που αφορά χειρισμούς της σπονδυλικής στήλης με στόχο τη μη επεμβατική αντιμετώπιση προβλημάτων όπως οι οσφυαλγίες. Η χειροπρακτική αποτελεί ιατρικό επάγγελμα αναγνωρισμένο σε πολλές χώρες του κόσμου, όχι όμως και στη δική μας - παρά ταύτα και στην Ελλάδα υπάρχει Σύνδεσμος Χειροπρακτών ο οποίος, όπως αναφέρουν οι εκπρόσωποί του, αποτελείται από επιστήμονες κατηρτισμένους στο αντικείμενό τους, οι οποίοι ζητούν επί έτη την αναγνώρισή τους από το επίσημο κράτος ώστε να δοθεί ένα τέλος στο ξέφραγο αμπέλι του... «ό,τι δηλώσεις είσαι» που συνοδεύεται από την έλλειψη νομοθετικού πλαισίου.

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Spartathlon 2010

Spartathlon 2010

On the 24th and 25th of September, for the first time in twenty years, three Chiropractors joined forces with the physiotherapist, to volunteer their services in maintaining the physical body of an ultra marathons quest to conquer the Spartathlon.

One of the cruelest and toughest road races takes place from Athens to Sparta to commemorate Pheidippides quest, 2500 years ago, whom reached Sparta (36 hours from departure) to request the help of the Spartans! This is a 246 km run against the forces of nature and man himself. By the athletes side was an exceptional Chiropractic team, which offered their services and gained knowledge from such an elite athlete. Through extreme temperatures of heat in the day to a wet wintery night, the athletes and volunteers alike were unstoppable! Seeing all kind of problems from back pains, fatigue, dehydration, muscle cramping, painful tight muscles, exhaustion and mental fatigue, etc. We did our best and made our services known within that community of athletes and physiotherapists.

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