The requirements for chiropractors in Germany differ from much of the rest of the world. Since there are currently no accredited courses for chiropractors in Germany, the terminology can be confusing. 


Berlin Chiropraktoren’s Laura Groom is a fully accredited chiropraktor, having completed her studies at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She has practiced in Australia and Germany. Laura is a member of Chiropractic Association of Australia, the Deutsche Chiropraktoren Gesellshaft and the Deutsche Sport Chiropraktoren Gesellshaft. Berlin Chiropraktoren is the only Berlin-based chiropractic practice that has an international sports chiropractor accreditation.

A fully accredited chiropraktor has studied at an accredited University overseas and has achieved either a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic, USA) or M Chiro (Master of Chiropractic). The course required to be a qualified chiropractor consists of five-years of full-time study at an accredited University with 5000 hours of practice. In order to practice in Germany, a Chiropraktor must have also achieved the title of heilpraktiker or medical doctor.

A chirotherapeut is a German medical doctor, also known as a Manual Mediziner, who has undertaken a minimum of 320 hours further education in Chiropraktik.

A chiropraktiker is a heilpraktiker who has attended chiropractic seminars. There is no minimum on the required hours spent learning to manipulate the musculoskeletal system at the core of chiropractic medicine.