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Chiropractor is a spinal health care expert in health care system. He has an ability to improve function in the neuromusculoskeletal system, and over all health, wellbeing and quality of life. He has a specialized approach to examination, diagnosis and treatment, based on best available research and clinical evidence with particular emphasis on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. He is an expertly qualified provider of spinal adjustment, manipulation and other manual treatments, exercise instruction and patient education.
Chiropractic in Japan :
Chiropractic is not legalized in Japan, however in 1960 the Supreme Court ruled that any healing arts without harm would not be illegal on the condition that it did not infringe upon other legalized professions. This ruling was for chiropractic profession on one hand but on the other this created many pseudo-chiropractors through weekend seminars and bogus schools of chiropractic technique. The first chiropractic education of international standard started in 1995 as RMIT University Chiropractic Unit Japan in collaboration with RMIT University, Australia. All courses were taught in Japanese language and by Japanese educational staff. This was the first chiropractic program of high standard in Asia and it was accredited by ACCE in 2005.
Tokyo College of Chiropractic (TCC) is formerly known as RMIT University Chiropractic Unit Japan succeeded its precursor as independent yet by the same managing body. The TCC has more than a decade of experience in teaching and producing high standard of graduates. It was aimed to produce chiropractors most suited for practicing in Japan There were some modification in curriculum to fit into Japanese culture and people by keeping the international standard. The TCC graduates are accepted as full member by the Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC), the representing organization from Japan to the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), that is a NGO member of the WHO.
Te program consists of four year full time. At the completion of more than 4200 hours in the class and practice, the students will receive Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree that is known as the first professional degree in North America.
Total 4301 hours including basic science, Chiropractic science and clinical internship.
Anatomy, Histology, Biological chemistry, Biomechanics, Contextual health, Diagnosis, Image interpretation, Biology, Pathology, Physiology, Chiropractic diagnosis & practice, Clinical practicum.
All academic staff are approved by the Board of Trustees of TCC. There are many qualified Chiropractors, medical doctors and PhDs teaching at Tokyo College of Chiropractic. Other part time lecturers also teach at medical or dental schools.
President: Hiroaki Takeyachi, MD, Ph.D, DC
Head of Education: Yoshihiro Murakami, BCSc
Director of Clinic: Takehiko Miwa, B.C.Sc.
Head of Research: Yoshiaki Takeyachi, MD, PhD, BCSc
Education Advisor: Prof Phillip Ebrall, Ph.D
Tokyo is one of the world's key business centers and the most exciting cities, with 12 million residents. The Unit is located at Shimbashi, a major business district adjoining to the world's famous international area, Ginza.
1) Campus of Tokyo College of Chiropractic
Class rooms, Technique lab, Library, Computer room, Student Clinic, Outpatient Center, etc.
2) Omori campus of Toho University
Physiology lab. and Biochemistry lab.
3) Tokyo University of Medicine
Anatomy lab, Technique lab, and class rooms.
4) Shimbashi Outpatient Center (Clinic):
U-Max Building 5F, 6-21-3 Shinbashi, Minato-ku 105-0004 Japan
Phone: +81 3 3437 1855
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. / Mon to Sat
Tokyo College of Chiropractic is operated by JCA Kikaku Ltd., formerly known as the Japanese Chiropractic Association (JCA).
Tokyo College of Chiropractic
U-MAX Building 2F, 6-21-3 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004 Japan
Tel: +81 3 3437 6907
Fax: +81 3 5401 0956