Kentucky
Chiropractic
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Chiropractic Assistants (CAs)



A Special Thank You to Phyllis Frase for doing a fantastic job educating and motivating our Chiropractic Assistants during our recent KCS Educational Symposium!

The main role of a chiropractic assistant is to assist a chiropractor with his or her daily duties. Most chiropractors employ a couple of assistants at one time. Thus, it is not uncommon for a chiropractic assistant to work alongside other assistants on a daily basis. Therefore, those people that are seeking employment as a chiropractic assistant should be willing to work as part of a larger team.

In fact, teamwork is a large part of this job position. In addition, an assistant might be asked to greet patients, juggle scheduling, manage claims, educate patients, and help with certain procedures. Commonly, assistants are asked to keep waiting rooms and examination rooms clean, which may require some maintenance skills. Sometimes, a chiropractic assistant may also be responsible for administering physical therapy techniques, though this is not always the case.

Since most chiropractic offices only have one licensed chiropractor, an assistant must be ready to take on a number of roles. Often, these roles include medical applications, and sometimes assistants may need to perform basic managerial tasks. A successful assistant is one that has a great understanding of computer programs, filing technicalities, medical paperwork, and customer service.