Chiropractic is practiced worldwide and legally regulated in more than 40 countries. Our profession is recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a complementary branch of medicine. In 2005, the WHO formulated guidelines regarding the basic education and safety of chiropractic.

The curriculum that a chiropractor must complete is of academic level and typically lasts around 5 years. Depending on the graduation location, a chiropractor receives the title "MSc (Master of Science) in chiropractic" or "DC" (Doctor of Chiropractic).

A qualified chiropractor gains experience under the supervision of a teacher in a clinic (professional space provided for administering chiropractic treatments, whether or not affiliated with a university) for an average of 18 months. A comprehensive report of each treatment must be submitted.

In terms of hours of instruction, a chiropractor is the most extensively trained to correct the spine with precision and safety.

Currently, you cannot study chiropractic in Belgium.


Chiropractic is currently not regulated in Belgium.

However, since 1999, there has been a formal recognition of chiropractic as a "non-conventional healing method," resulting in partial reimbursement for a limited number of treatments by mutualities (such as CM, Solidaris, Helan - previously OZ, Partena & Euromut- VNZ,  NVZ, etc. for Flanders & Partenamut, Mutualité Chrétienne, Solidaris, la Mutualité Neutre, Mutualia, la Mutuelle de la SNCB…for Wallonie).

The reimbursement amounts to an average of 5 to 6 times €10 to €12 per treatment per family member per year.

Under certain conditions, you can receive additional reimbursement through a limited number of private insurances.