Well, I’m a chiropractor, registered nurse, and nurse practitioner. I practiced as a high volume chiropractor for 10 years. I’ve used many techniques. Chiropractors are great at “talk medicine” and that’s not a criticism. Our education prepares us to be great “musculo-skeletal” practitioners (simplified term) but woefully inadequate to deal with any other condition. I didn’t say inadequate to “understand” or even “diagnose” any other condition–I said “deal” (treat) with it. Manipulation of joints has it’s proven therapeutic value but you can hardly make a living doing it without high volume, chiropractic is relatively cheap care. Where my colleagues get into trouble is applying a specific therapy to a broad spectrum of conditions and espousing a panacea approach by “optimising” your health. They are not alone in this broad reach. I’ve seen this done in every medical and dental specialty, too. A portion of each profession trying to wash the lines away so they can practice a little more “out of scope”. I won’t comment on specific criticisms of chiropractic but I will say it is useful in conditions requiring improved mobility and strength. In an nutshell there isn’t much difference b/t a good DPT. and a . anymore. A . who chooses to manipulate may be a more knowledgeable practitioner but unless they do manipulation often they will be poor in their skills. Automatically assuming a physician is the best person to perform these maneuvers is a mistake. Equally, automatically assuming a chiropractor has made a correct diagnosis is a mistake, too. In Chiropractic, differential diagnosis is very limited to neuromusculoskeletal conditions and chiro’s very seldom get exposure to living, breathing examples of abnormal pathology or anatomy. That can be said of a lot of practitioners. So in general if chiropractic helps you, great! Just be an informed consumer and remember the responsibility for your care lies with you first, not your provider, and one type of provider does NOT fit all conditions. Take a team approach and know each of your providers strengths and weaknesses.