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Certification matters and finding the right doctor is essential to your good health.
If your doctor of chiropractic is a Board certified, Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO) it means they are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care with a voluntary commitment to ongoing learning through continuing educational standards that meet the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists maintenance of credentials criteria.
In addition to completing years of schooling, clinical requirements and passing the State Board examinations required to practice chiropractic in a respective state, the board certified orthopedic specialist voluntarily participates in an career long process of continuing education to keep current with the latest advances in health care science and technology in the orthopedic specialty. This includes the best practices in patient safety, quality healthcare and creating a patient-focused environment centered on outcome based management.
To maintain specialty credentials, the chiropractic orthopedist participates in an extensive process that involves completing accredited education and specialty training.
Board certified specialists are leaders in the chiropractic field. Chiropractic orthopedists strive to continue their education in the care and management of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. These problems may affect body systems, specific age groups and require advanced techniques to diagnose and treat particular orthopedic conditions.