The Chiropractor

Doctor Ross McLaren received his bachelor´s degree in sciences at the University of Calgary, Canada and later received his doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in California.

Dr. McLaren has more than 15 years of experience having worked in the United States and Italy and in 2005 he opened his clinic in downtown Valencia where he currently resides.

Apart from working at his private clinic in downtown Valencia, Dr. McLaren worked as the chiropractor for the German team in the America´s Cup.

He is a member of the Spanish Chiropractic Association (member Nº 1154). (www.quiropractica-aeq.com). Only those with the proper academic credits are granted membership status.

DR McLAREN ANWERS YOUR QUESTIONS

The treatment primarily consists of manual adjustments of the vertebrae. This facilitates the movement of the joint, helping the bones gradually return to a normal position and motion.

In my office, every patient receives a treatment between 10 and 15 minutes in a private room.

No. It is painless.

It is a condition in which one or more vertebra have lost their normal position causing an irritation to the corresponding spinal nerve.

Some causes include poor posture, traumas such as car accidents, improper lifting techniques and stress.

No. Chiropractic is based on aligning and unblocking the vertebrae whereas physical therapy treats problems associated with the soft tissue of the body, such as muscles and tendons. These two professions are highly compatible with one another since many health conditions have both a muscular and vertebral component.

No. Chiropractic is based on a philosophy fundamentally different from that of conventional medicine. It does not involve the use of drugs or surgery but rather treats the cause of the underlying problem in an non-invasive manner without side effects.

In order to become a chiropractor in the United States and Canada, it is necessary to have at least 6 years of university training. The educational title granted is a Doctorate in Chiropractic. In Europe, the educational program has a 5 year duration in which one receives an equivalent of a bachelors degree. In Spain, there is presently 2 chiropractic colleges which both adhere to the Bologna Process. (The main objective of the Bologna Process since its inception in 1999 was meant to ensure more comparable, compatible and cohert systems of higher education in Europe).

The chiropractic science requires a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, radiology, techniques of spinal adjusting and other aspects related to the vertebral column.

Once completing the educational program, it is necessary to attend post-graduate seminars in order to keep up to date on the latest information.