By the Division of Professional Licensure

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

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Brian Bialas, Executive Director
Richard Lawless, Associate Executive Director
Sandra Velasquez, Program Coordinator

Chiropractors provide health care services to consumers for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. They are concerned with improving and maintaining the integrity of the biomechanical systems of the body.

A number of studies over the past few years, including the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), the Manga Report, funded by the Ontario Administry of Health, and the Rand Study on Low Back Pain, all expound on the effectiveness of spinal manipulation as performed by chiropractors.

The Board of Registration of Chiropractors regulates the practice of chiropractic in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Board works to maintain high standards of practice and to protect the health and welfare of the public by establishing qualification requirements for licensure, reviewing applicant credentials, and administering licensing examinations. The Board also monitors the practice of its licensees to ensure compliance with state laws and the Board's rules and regulations. The Board resolves consumer complaints against licensees by investigating charges and taking appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.