WV Board of Chiropractic
415 1/2 D Street, Suite B
P. O. Box 8532
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 746-7839 (Office)
(877) 992-0248 (Fax)

Scope of Practice

Any WV licensed chiropractor may use any instrument or procedure for the purpose of diagnosis and analysis of disease or abnormalities, provided, that the person is:

1. Trained to perform the procedures and use of the instruments through a chiropractic college approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) or its successor, or
2. Any chiropractor properly qualified may engage in the use of physiotherapeutic devices, physiotherapeutic modalities, physical therapy and physical therapy techniques.

Licensed chiropractors may also employ properly trained chiropractic assistants to perform duties, under supervision, that are generally conducted by chiropractic assistants which are not otherwise prohibited by the Board. 

A licensed chiropractor may not engage in conduct outside this scope and beyond his or her training and knowledge.