Faculty of Medicine



Uniklinik Balgrist
Forchstrasse 340
CH 8008 Zurich

Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic is, as a science-based treatment method, an alternative and / or complementary approach to the medical, surgical and physical therapy treatments of many diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Since autumn 2008, it is possible to study chiropractic at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich. The Department of chiropractic is affiliated to the Balgrist University Hospital.



Development, implementation and monitoring of the curriculum of the new course of chiropractic at the University of Zurich (Bachelor degree with a focus on chiropractic and master's degree on chiropractic medicine). The research planning, the development and execution of research projects in the field of chiropractic is also conducted in collaboration with other institutions (University of Zurich, ETHZ, and Bournemouth University, UK).

Clinical training

The clinical training of future chiropractors takes place at the Balgrist University Hospital.


The Chiropractic Department offers information and treatments to ambulatory patients. For the holistic care of the patient, a close interdisciplinary exchange is maintained with all other disciplines of Balgrist University Hospital.


  • Pain and disorders of the spinal column
  • Consequences of cervical spine injuries (WAD Disorders)
  • Pain and dysfunction of the peripheral joints such as the shoulder, elbow and knee

Qualifications of school

6-year university degree program within the federal Medizinalberufegesetzes MedBG.

Head of Department

Prof. B. Kim Humphreys, DC, PhD

Head of Administration

Dr. Daniel Mühlemann, PT, DC


Department Assistant
Ms. Manuela Lüber
Tel. +41 44 386 57 01
E-Mail: chiropraktik@balgrist.ch