Chiropractie Leiden - Rooseveltstraat 2u - 2321 BM Leiden - Phone: (071) 512 77 88 -




Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  The spine protects the spinal cord, which together with the brain make up the central nervous system.  Spinal dysfunction results in nerve signal interference and muscle tone imbalance.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.  For more detailed information concerning chiropractic and health problems that can be alleviated with chiropractic care, we invite you to go to the following link:


Chiropractic Education



To obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, chiropractors must complete several years of prerequisite undergraduate education and spend nearly the same number of classroom hours at a fully-accredited chiropractic college as MDs do in medical schools. Student doctors are thoroughly trained in the appropriate use of sophisticated analytical equipment including X-rays, examination procedures, and state of the art chiropractic investigative technologies.  Because there is no government regulation for chiropractic in the Netherlands it is important to make sure that your chiropractor has fulfilled the educational requirements of an accredited college.


Functional Neurology


Our chiropractors are trained in functional neurology by the Carrick Institute Graduate Studies (USA).  Their Clinical Neurology curriculum is accredited by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Tom Claykens and Jeroen Postma are diplomates of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). This is a specialty board in Neurology, recognized by the American Chiropractic Association, The American Chiropractic Association's Council on Neurology and the Council on Chiropractic Specialties. The American Chiropractic Neurology Board is a full member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (USA) and is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certification Agencies.


The concept of functional neurology is relatively new and is a field of study that achieves successful results by applying current neuroscience in an office setting. This means that the Functional Neurology Practitioner is taking current neuroscience from the research laboratory and devising ways of applying that research in the office to treat patients.


What this means for you is that because our chiropractors have a deep knowlegde of the functioning of the nervous system and are able to perform specific neurological tests, they are able to detect problems in the nervous system that would otherwise most likely go undetected.


Research Papers





Additional Information


Should you have any further questions, or if you are in need of additional information and advice concerning your personal health problem, please do not hesitate to send us an

This service is free of charge and available for existing or future patients.  We would like to point out, however, that appointments can only be made, changed or cancelled by phone (+31) (0) 71 512 7788. 

Contact the Netherlands Chiropractic Association (NCA) or check their website to see if your chiropractor is credited to be practicing in the Netherlands.
NCA, tel. (+31) (0)513-412041,

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday: 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.