ICA to host groundbreaking International Vertebral Subluxation Summit in July 2017

July 12, 2017, Falls Church, Virginia:  The International Chiropractors Association has organized a unique International Vertebral Subluxation Summit to be held on July 21-22, 2017, on the campus of Cleveland University in Overland Park, KS. The objective of this conference is to showcase the wealth of new research on the vertebral subluxation and its implications for the health and performance of patients of all ages. "The ICA has secured the leading researchers in chiropractic science to present at this important event at which all are not only welcome but encouraged to attend," said ICA President Dr. George Curry. Plan now to attend this important chiropractic scientific conference which will also be Livestreamed worldwide. For registration information  Read More

Coralee Van Egmond, DC, FICA Honored as ICA's 2017 Chiropractor of the Year

Dr. Van EgmondJune 22, 2017, Falls Church, Virginia:  The late Coralee Van Egmond, DC, FICA has been honored as the International Chiropractors Association's 2017 Chiropractor of the Year for her decades of service to the association, the profession and the community. Dr. Van Egmond was selected to receive this, the ICA's highest honor, at the association's 2017 Annual Meeting by the Distinguished Fellows of the ICA, the honorary fraternity of ICA charged with this annual responsibility.  Read More

House Passes McCarran-Ferguson Repeal Bill

June 20, 2017, Falls Church, Virginia:  In a long anticipated action and after a very hard fought battle, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 372, the "Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017" by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), by a bipartisan vote of 416-7. The legislation would repeal the limited McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurers; however, it would let the exemption remain in place for other lines of insurance, such as property-casualty and life insurance.  Read More

Call for Nominations for ICA Chiropractor of the Year for 2017

April 12, 2017, Falls Church, Virginia:  The Constitution and By-Laws of the International Chiropractors Association provide for a process of recommendations and nominations from the membership of individuals for consideration to be honored with the title, "Chiropractor of the Year." The Board of Directors is hereby notifying all ICA members that they may nominate an ICA colleague who "through his or her effort and ability has earned the admiration and respect of the profession" to be honored by the title of Chiropractor of the Year for 2017. The final selection will be made by the Distinguished Fellows of the ICA at their upcoming meeting on Saturday, April 29, 2017, during ICA's 2017 Annual Meeting held in Hayward, California.

If you would like to nominate an ICA colleague for this honor...  Read More

Barcelona College of Chiropractic is awarded full accreditation by the European CCE

March 23, 2017, Falls Church, Virginia:  The Barcelona College of Chiropractic (BCC) has just been awarded full accredited status by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE), the international accrediting body for chiropractic education in Europe. The BCC is the latest college to earn this award, and joins a select group of only 8 chiropractic ECCE-accredited programs in Europe.

"All of us in the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) wish to offer our heartfelt congratulations to the BCC and its leadership upon achieving this important status," said ICA President Dr. George B. Curry. "We deeply respect and appreciate their efforts and strongly support this outstanding educational institution and the vision both our organizations share for a strong, growing and global chiropractic profession."  Read More

National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Calls 21st Century Cures Act "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" and Urges Presidential Veto to Protect Public Health

December 8, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) says the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R.34), which was pushed through the U.S Congress this week with a 94 to 5 vote in the Senate yesterday, is a threat to public health and should be vetoed by the President. The 996 page Act has been promoted by Congress as a consumer friendly bill to fund medical research and make new prescription drugs and medical devices more quickly available in the U.S., but it also lowers licensing standards used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fast track experimental vaccines to market that will be federally recommended and state mandated for use by all children and many adults in America.  Read More

Diplomates in Chiropractic Philosophy recognized in special graduation ceremony by ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy

October 6, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  The ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy recently held a special graduation recognition program in Chicago, IL for the 14 new Diplomates in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards. The DPhCS doctors were celebrated at a special event and reception held on October 1, 2016 that included several special presentations on the critical importance of chiropractic philosophy in advancing the chiropractic profession. The new Diplomates were presented with the formal DPhCS credential and special Chiropractic Philosophical History recognition gifts. The Council for Chiropractic Progress hosted the Council's graduation and recognition event in conjunction with the Adaptability Symposium educational program that weekend in Chicago, and also serves as the educational sponsor for the DPHCS Diplomate program. As the original architect of the Diplomate Program who also served as president the International Chiropractors Association, Fred H. Barge, DC, PhC, stated, "a great profession can only be sustained through the authentic transmission of its principles from generation to generation." For more information on the ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy, visit www.icachiropracticphilosophy.org; for more information on upcoming DPhCS program offerings and schedules, contact the Center for Chiropractic Progress at info@chiroprogress.org.

ICA Statement on CCE Standards Revisions

September 23, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) supports the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) in the effort to focus and revise the Standards to concentrate on measurable educational outcomes. ICA supports the decision to remove the "Preface" and its contents as not relevant to the all-important educational mission of accredited schools. ICA strongly supports the increased focus on specific chiropractic procedures, especially subluxation detection and correction and commends CCE for specifically adding a metacompetency on adjusting, an element that has long been missing in the Standards. Subluxation detection and correction competencies are essential for all students to master as these are core chiropractic procedures, well established in both state and federal law as the unique clinical responsibilities of the doctor of chiropractic.

ICA does not believe the educational accreditation and standards processes are an appropriate platform from which to seek to influence scope of practice or other issues that are determined solely by the civil power of the states.

ICA encourages all doctors of chiropractic concerned to see that the Standards for educational institutions promulgated by the CCE remain responsibly focused on key chiropractic procedures and clinical responsibilities to make their views known through the process established for that purpose.

To do so, please visit: http://cce-usa.org/Call_for_Comments.html

Chiropractic profession and patients celebrate Founder's Day

September 15, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  Chiropractic's famous first adjustment is recognized each year as Chiropractic Founder's Day. This annual observance commemorates September 18th, 1895 as on this day, 121 years ago, Dr. Daniel David Palmer, a pioneering clinician in Davenport, Iowa, administered the first specific chiropractic adjustment. The International Chiropractors Association, which was founded by his son, Dr. B.J. Palmer almost 90 years ago, commemorates Dr. D.D. Palmer's innovative and pioneering spirit in advancing health care each September, and observes Founder's Day as a special occasion to expand awareness of chiropractic as a unique and distinct approach to health care around the world. Chiropractic is a separate and distinct healing art, science and philosophy, which without the use of drugs or surgery, serves patients of all ages and walks of life.  Read More

Next steps: Plaintiffs prepare to file a new case against California's 'aggressive' SB 277 vaccine mandate

September 9, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  After the judge denied the legal request for a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the enforcement of the California vaccination law, SB 277 while the legality of the law was being challenged, approximately 33,000 California schoolchildren were not allowed to enter school this season. SB 277 makes California the first and only state so far to legislatively eliminate the personal belief exemptions from mandatory vaccination laws. Judge Dana Makato Sabraw of the federal district court for the southern district of California presented a detailed legal opinion in his denial decision, and the legal team pressing the case carefully reviewed his analysis and is preparing the next legal action in light of Judge Sabraw's findings. In relation to the next steps to reformulate and refile in the near future, James Turner, lead counsel for the 17 families and the four health and education associations bringing the suit, said, "Judge Sabraw provided a detailed and thoughtful analysis of the more than 100 year old mandatory vaccine law, and how courts have recently interpreted it. This analysis provides a specific roadmap for how to challenge an 'aggressive' (Judge Sabraw's word) vaccine law such as SB 277."

"Because of the certainty of further legal action on this vital issue of personal freedom and choice, ICA will continue to raise funds that are dedicated to support this ongoing legal effort," said Dr. Corey Rodnick, Chair of the ICA Legal Action Committee and Legal Action Fund. "It is the right thing to do and I personally want to encourage every doctor of chiropractic and concerned citizen to become familiar with the issues and to support this vitally important effort," added Dr. Rodnick. The ICA's unique online advocacy platform, AdjustTheVote, has a special arrangement for contributions to this important issue, 100% of which are directed to this critical challenge of personal health rights. To contribute to this cause, go to https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php - ICA's donation site provides the opportunity to indicate an organization or coalition you are aligned with and would like to have identified as part of the donation process (you may also use Group code CHIRO).  Read More

As expected, the Federal District Court turns down injunction request in SB 277 lawsuit

September 1, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  As was expected, the injunction request filed to put California's controversial SB 277 vaccination law on pause was denied by U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego on August 26, 2016. If he had granted the injunction, it would have allowed people to continue to exercise personal-belief exemptions, even while legal arguments proceed in the court about the law. The draconian new law, SB 277, requires children in both public and private schools in California to prove they carry inoculations against 10 diseases – or they are denied access to attend. They must be able to arrange for a signed medical exemption form in order to avoid these restrictions, if they are in kindergarten or seventh grade. Their families are not, with the new law in effect, able to claim any right to personal-belief exemption. Previously, California law allowed parents to exercise personal belief exemptions and could enroll their children while they had not completed the full vaccination schedule published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Legal counsel for the suit challenging the law include James S. Turner, Esq., who is also legal counsel for the International Chiropractors Association, and Robert Moxley, Esq.. Mr. Moxley noted, "The principle we have to defend and establish is the right of healthy people to make their own health care choices... What we are exploring is individual rights versus the power of the state." Mr. Turner observed, "a preliminary injunction involves only the determination by the judge if he holds the opinion that the case has a good chance of success at trial. This is part of the legal system that allows for the effects of a disputed law or decision to be stopped until the case is fully heard and decided upon." Legal counsel for the plaintiffs are closely examining all possible alternatives for moving forward and it is certain that there will be further litigation to secure the personal exemption option for parents and families in California. ICA will keep the chiropractic profession and all interested parties fully informed on those new court actions as they develop. Because of the certainty of further legal action on this vital issue of personal freedom and choice, ICA will continue to raise funds that are dedicated to support this ongoing legal effort.

The International Chiropractors Association has arranged for a special, secure platform for donations to help address the ongoing expenses for research, references and legal steps to successfully carry on this landmark legal battle. The ICA's unique online advocacy platform, AdjustTheVote, has a special arrangement for contributions to this important issue, 100% of which are directed to this critical challenge of personal health rights. To contribute to this cause, go to https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php – ICA's donation site provides the opportunity to indicate an organization or coalition you are aligned with and would like to be identified as part of the donation process (you may also use Group code CHIRO).

Special ChiroSecure Live Event with California Vaccination Rights Lawsuit Lead Counsel Jim Turner and Key Chiropractic Leaders Set for August 30

August 25, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  The lead counsel in the recently filed federal court legal challenge to the draconian new California mandatory vaccination law, Mr. James S. Turner, will be presenting with a special group of panelists at the ChiroSecure Live Event on Tuesday, August 30 to discuss chiropractic's role in this important issue. Dr. Stuart Hoffman, President of ChiroSecure, will be joined by the attorneys who filed the lawsuit challenging the SB277 mandatory vaccination law, Mr. Turner and Mr. Moxely, and a special group of panelists: Dr. Brian Stenzler, past president of the California Chiropractic Association; Dr. Guy Riekeman, President of Life University; Dr. Jack Wolfson, board-certified cardiologist; and Dr. Tedd Koren. ChiroSecure has organized this special Live Event for a focused discussion on the vaccination and legislation issues and the serious consequences they hold for people's health freedom and health choices. "This is not just a California issue but one that affects the entire profession and your patients," notes Dr. Hoffman, president of ChiroSecure. "It's time to take a stand on Chiropractic's role in this issue." ChiroSecure's Live Event is set up for 'just show up' access at no charge this Tuesday, August 30, at 2 pm EST. ChiroSecure will be providing valuable notes to every attendee of the Live Event. Replay access is available for ChiroSecure Concierge Members, which is accessible for signup at no charge.

Dr. Michael S. McLean, Chair of the ICA Legislative Committee, notes. "We are fortunate to have Mr. Turner, who is also ICA's legal counsel, serving as lead counsel on this critical legal effort, with his long history of consumer health rights protection, and his deep understanding and respect for the chiropractic paradigm and how consumer rights and freedoms are so essential in all of health care. It is critical that everyone understands the basic human rights issues at stake and the need to step forward and speak out on the importance of preserving meaningful personal control and informed consent on all matters of health care." "Dr. Hoffman has assembled a powerful group of panelists for this presentation," said ICA President George Curry, DC, "and it is essential that we be alert, vigilant and fully informed in these important matters."

The event is sponsored as a service to the profession by ChiroSecure and offered free of charge. Do not miss this important dialogue on a vitally important issue. Visit www.chirosecure.com/live-events at 2 PM EST on Tuesday, August 30th to listen in and learn important insights about the vaccination issue in relation to chiropractic and patients' rights.

First Hearing on Lawsuit Seeking Stay on California Mandatory Vaccination Law Held on August 12th in San Diego Federal District Court

August 18, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  The opening round in what promises to be a long and drawn out legal battle over the constitutionality, or unconstitutionality, of the draconian new California mandatory vaccination law took place in federal court on August 12, 2016. A group of individuals and organizations have challenged the new law which implements the provisions of the controversial SB 277 passed by the California legislature last year that revoked the 55-year old policy of allowing for a personal exemption for mandatory vaccinations in that state. Judge Dana M. Sabraw heard oral arguments from both sides in the Preliminary Injunction Hearing and indicated that he would hand down a decision within two weeks. Click here to see the State of California's response to the lawsuit and the plaintiff's response to the state.

"We believe that a strong and well-grounded set of arguments for staying the implementation of the new law were placed before the court," said lead counsel for the plaintiffs Mr. James S. Turner. "What is certain is that whatever the judge's decision, one side or the other will challenge the ruling and the next step will be an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This is why we must continue to organize and build support with the public, the media and legislators and other public policy makers on the vital importance of the fundamental questions of personal rights and freedoms at issue in this case."

The International Chiropractors Association's Legal Action Fund is mounting a nationwide fundraising campaign to support this vitally important legal action. To contribute to the effort, go to https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php (Group code CHIRO). One-hundred percent of your donation will go directly to supporting the vitally important California vaccination rights case.

Lead Legal Counsel in Landmark California Vaccine Rights Lawsuit Speaks at Life West WAVE

August 11, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia:  The lead counsel in the recently filed federal court legal challenge to the draconian new California mandatory vaccination law, Mr. James S. Turner, spoke at the Life West WAVE event last weekend on the critical issues of personal freedom and control over health care decisions for individuals and families at stake in this landmark legal action. Mr. Turner, a partner in the highly respected firm of Swankin & Turner, Washington DC Attorneys at Law since 1973, has served as ICA's legal counsel for many years and represents clients in a wide variety of regulatory matters concerning food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety matters. "Mr. Turner helped clarify many critical points about the developments in California and the repercussions on peoples' rights to education and health that this form of mandatory law holds over families and communities beyond California," notes ICA's Legislative Committee Chair, Michael S. McLean, D.C. "The threat of mandatory medication imposed by the state and federal government on its citizens is a grim reminder that we must be alert and vigilant in these areas, and I am proud of ICA's proactive support for the legal challenge of the mandatory vaccination law led by Mr. Turner's team."

In addition to active work on the part of ICA's chief lobbyist and senior staff to research the many issues involved and to educate the public and policy makers, ICA is working to raise financial resources to help fund the extraordinary outlay of expenses involved in this critical effort. Donations to support this important undertaking may be made through ICA's unique online advocacy platform, https://www.adjustthevote.org/user/donation.php — which will direct 100% of these contributions to fund the expenses involved in fueling the multiple steps in this critical Federal court legal challenge.

ICA Board of Directors Unanimously Votes to Give Full Support to California Vaccination Lawsuit

July 14, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: At its meeting of July 5, 2016, the ICA Board of Directors voted unanimously to publically endorse and support a landmark legal action in Federal court to seek to stay the implementation of the new mandatory California vaccination law enacted with the passage of the controversial SB 277. This historic federal court action, undertaken by the firm of Swankin & Turner ICA's longtime legal counsel, on behalf of a number of individuals and organizations seeks to have the implementation of the law stayed until the constitutionality or unconstitutionality of its provisions has been resolved.

ICA will be looking to prepare a "friend of the court" or amicus brief in the case. The lawyers in the case have asked for ICA's help in educating policy makers and the greater public nationwide on the basic human rights issues at stake and the need to step forward and speak out in every possible venue on the importance of preserving meaningful personal control and informed consent on all matters of health care.  Read More

Historic Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Challenging California's New Mandatory Vaccination Law

July 12, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: On July 1, 2016, the very day the draconian new California mandatory vaccination law went into effect, a major lawsuit was filed in federal court by the firm of Swankin & Turner, ICA's longtime legal counsel, on behalf of both individuals and groups seeking a stay on the law's implementation. The new California law repeals California's 55 year old personal belief exemption from mandatory vaccination. That law, Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) passed in 2015 and went into effect July 1, 2016. The law's main provisions, the suit alleges, jeopardize the right of California children to an education which is guaranteed by California's constitution. Since the new law went into force on July 1st, the suit is asking for an injunction to stop it from going into effect until the constitutionality of its provisions can be decided.

The new California law revokes the right for parents to use a Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) to preclude all or some vaccines when enrolling their children for school. Unless the injunction is granted, it will now be mandatory for students going to either public or private daycare, preschool, elementary, middle or high school to receive all doses of the 10 vaccines specified in the law.  Read More

New Draconian California Mandatory Vaccination Law Now in Effect

July 10, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: A new and exceedingly stringent and dictatorial law took effect in California on July 1, 2016 which mandates that all children in that state must receive up to 33 vaccinations during their school age years or be denied access to public education. This new law also repeals California's 55 year old personal belief exemption which allowed parents to decline vaccinations on the basis of religious or other personal beliefs and values. Enacted under a storm of controversy, California Senate Bill 277 was promoted by proponents of mandatory vaccinations in an unprecedented campaign of pressure and public communications anchored in what can best be described as scare tactics. Any and all opponents of the bill were also viciously vilified in the media by public officials and drug industry spokespeople as being anti-scientific, anti-public health, cult-like and a danger to the public, despite of the mass of scientific data that raises legitimate questions about the safety and appropriateness of vaccinations in general and the extraordinarily long list of required vaccinations that are now required of every child.

The law holds denial of access to public education, a state constitutionally mandated right in California, as a penalty for a child not being vaccinated according to the state-mandated schedule.  Read More

ICA Meets With West Virginia Attorney General's Office on Opioids Best Practices and Chiropractic International Chiropractors Association

June 15, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: International Chiropractors Association President George Curry, DC and members of the ICA senior professional staff met today with representatives of the West Virginia Attorney General's office in a detailed and positive dialogue aimed at strengthening that state's opioids best practices program. The objective of this program is to reduce the legal over-prescription and unnecessary utilization of addictive opioid drugs as a first line of care. This critical meeting took place at the request of the West Virginia Attorney General as part of their effort to develop the most effective set of policies and to generate statewide support for their implementation.

Dr. Curry outlined the appropriateness of chiropractic as a first point of patient care for patients of all ages and presented extensive documentation on chiropractic effectiveness in the realm of overall drug consumption reduction and positive outcomes of populations who have received chiropractic care. Dr. Curry also noted, "the current national crisis on opioid addiction and overdoses necessitates a new paradigm shift away from harmful drugs that treat symptoms and move towards chiropractic which is designed to promote health and function. It is therefore critical that any initiative towards developing best practice opioid guidelines insure that the patient have access to chiropractic first."

As a natural, drugless science with a proven record of clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness, chiropractic is a logical resource to be more fully utilized in this public health crisis. For more information on Opioid Best Practices and Chiropractic, contact ICA at chiro@chiropractic.org.  Read More

You are invited to the 25th Anniversary of the
ICA's Annual Pediatrics Conference in Maui

June 19, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: The International Chiropractors Association invites all family practitioners to come to Hawaii for its exciting 25th Annual Conference in Chiropractic & Pediatrics to be held December 9-11 at the recently renovated Ritz Carlton in the beautiful island of Maui. The conference, presented by ICA's Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics has an outstanding educational program with 17 hours of continuing education. Speakers with extensive practice experience and/or specialty expertise include Dr. Lora Tanis, Dr. Stephanie O'Neill, Dr. Pat McLean, Dr. John Maltby, Dr. Sam Collins, Dr. Perry Nickelston, Dr. Ramneek Bhogal and Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Attendees will learn about pediatric headaches, fetal position and development, evidence-based documentation of scoliosis, autism and vaccines, epigenetics and development, ICA-10 Codes made easy, and much, much, more. In addition, there will be rotating workshops on adjusting infants and pregnant patients, demonstrations on movement and exercises for adolescents, as well as presentations on pediatrics research and case studies. It won't be all work and no play. A luau on Saturday will bring everyone together for an evening of fun and camaraderie with good food, authentic Hawaiian show and graduation of the 2016 international pediatric diplomates with guest speaker Dr. Brian Kelly. This is a wonderful opportunity for family practitioners to learn something new, get their CE credits, interact with colleagues and take the family on a vacation to one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The room block reserved at the Ritz Carlton for the conference is at a special rate and filling up fast. To register and reserve your room visit www.icapediatrics.com or call 1-800-423-4690.

ICA Offers Full Support to Chiropractors' Association of Australia in Current Media and Regulatory Focus on Chiropractic Care for Children

SPECIAL RELEASE: June 2016, International Chiropractors Association : The International Chiropractors Association, in a letter to Dr. Matthew Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (CAA), has offered its full support in the face of current negative media and regulatory attention being focused on chiropractic care for infants and children. In its communication to the CAA, ICA expressed its sincere willingness to make available its "...resources, information and research services and the energy of ICA's professional staff and postgraduate councils, to support your efforts to address the current media and public policymakers' attention on providing chiropractic services to children and infants." ICA has been clear in its communications with the Australian association that ICA is very conscious of the need to work through the CAA and to coordinate any and all communications with that national association's leadership and staff. ICA wishes, however, to contribute in every possible way on the issues at hand and looks forward to doing so in the most effective and responsible fashion. "This is an issue with global implications," said ICA President Dr. George Curry. "The clinical appropriateness, effectiveness and safety record of specific chiropractic adjustments for patients of all ages, including the smallest of children, is established in the research record, well beyond any doubt, and full access, with no age restrictions, is provided for in the laws of many nations. ICA is determined to act to preserve the rights of patients of all ages to access our care." Read More

ICA ready to take on Medicare challenges as Chiropractic Summit Partners unanimously agree on goal of ending discrimination

June 2, 2016 - Special Update from the International Chiropractors Association on Medicare Legislation: The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) holds a longstanding commitment to eliminating discrimination, both against chiropractors and chiropractic patients, in the federal Medicare program. ICA views this objective as a critical concern, with far-reaching impact as many health policies and third-party coverage systems look to aspects of the Medicare program as their reference model.

At a recent meeting of the Chiropractic Summit, a coalition of over forty chiropractic associations, institutions and vendors, the participating organizations unanimously adopted a resolution identifying the elimination of discrimination against both chiropractors and chiropractic patients in the federal Medicare program as an agreed-upon, high-priority goal. The ICA has long held this objective as a high priority and sees the current climate of concern and agreement in the Summit as a unique opportunity to seek and secure tangible improvements in this important national program.

"ICA is willing to devote great new energy to securing the passage of legislation that truly guarantees improved coverage of needed services under Medicare," said ICA Vice President Dr. Stephen Welsh, who also represents the ICA on the Chiropractic Summit Steering Committee. "ICA is proposing legislative language that clearly mandates new coverage for exams and x-rays, that allows for the patient to privately contract with all physician providers, as they are presently allowed to do with MDs and DOs, and that preserves the current subluxation coverage mandate." Read More

International Chiropractors Association highlights role of technology in posture problems and their repercussions

May 13, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) has developed new informational resources to add to its ongoing efforts to increase awareness of the role posture plays in health with additional attention and patient education outreach on "Text Neck" and postural challenges related to use of modern technology, particularly prolonged computer use and the sustained postural pressures from hand-held devices. "The chronic combination of tension and strain on the back, neck, shoulders, chest and pelvis are increasingly recognized as serious and progressive in their effects on the body and on healthy function," reports George B. Curry, DC, president of the International Chiropractors Association. "The concerns are far-reaching, and extend beyond the commonly recognized "posture-related" back problems expressed as pain in the lower back and neck. Chiropractors recognize how multi-faceted repercussions that postural pressures from technology use, particularly texting and other handheld device activities, will generate on the body and how they influence positioning, function and health, particularly in relation to vertebral subluxations." The ICA has developed public and patient information services to offer important insights and action steps, including strategies to address the challenges of almost-constant use of portable technologies, to address how good posture is a part of good health,. "Looking down at any wireless device, such as a cell phone or tablet, for prolonged periods of time are increasingly identified as factors for spinal issues from incorrect posture and progressive imbalances in weight distribution. This includes and involves stress, strain, fatigue, and problems with pressure placed on multiple joints and connective tissues. "Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to assess postural issues, spinal imbalances, and multiple motion restrictions," notes Dr. Curry, "combining lifestyle changes with specific chiropractic adjustments to correct vertebral subluxations."

ICA brings increased awareness and action steps to address the central role posture plays in health for patients of all ages

May 5, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) encourages people around the world to take a closer look at personal posture habits and to better learn strategies and habits, to avoid the constellation of problems related to poor posture, and to enjoy the benefits of healthy alignment. A vital priority in personal health, healthy posture supports proper balance for the body, alignment of the muscles, joints and ligaments, and is essential to the normal functioning of the nervous system. Communities in multiple locations around the world observe Posture Month, Perfect Posture Month, and other posture-focused awareness efforts each May, including "National Posture Month" in the US, and the ICA has each year shared informational updates on healthy posture as part of its Public Information Service Series. ICA has prepared helpful information, insights, and helpful tips on posture and health in special resource materials provided to its members and for public and patient education. "Healthy posture is a day-by-day activity with a lifetime of rewards," observes Dr. George B. Curry, President of the International Chiropractors Association. "Chiropractic care includes careful assessment of multiple factors, and works to address and correct many important aspects of postural alignment patterns. The critical role that vertebral subluxation plays in posture, healthy alignment, and optimal function is an integral part of chiropractic care." Read more

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ICA launches special new and proactive Medicare Fairness Campaign for Patients and Practitioners

January 22, 2016, Falls Church, Virginia: The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is launching a powerful new campaign to seek badly needed reforms in the chiropractic portion of the Medicare program. ICA’s new program features special action steps that target the current restrictions in Medicare. Medicare reform is the association’s top legislative priority for 2016. Recent federal legislative changes have alerted the ICA about multiple serious threats to patient coverage. In fact, coverage for the adjustment to correct a subluxation has been targeted for severe restrictions and/or even possible elimination by 2017. The ICA has developed a special interactive/informational website with resources and action steps for both patient and practitioner including petition platforms and a series of FAQs, Legal Opinions, and key regulations and policies regarding Medicare. For information and to access the special resources for patients and doctors, go to www.icainacation.org.  Read more


ICA Strongly Supports and Endorses the IHPC’s Innovative CoverMyCare Initiative

October 2, 2015, Falls Church, Virginia: The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) applauds and strongly supports the innovative CoverMyCare initiative developed by the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) and encourages all organizations in the chiropractic profession to become familiar with and engaged in its promotion and its utilization.

“This initiative is centered on educating patients, providers and most importantly public policy makers on the exact language and meaning of Section 2706 (nondiscrimination in health care) of the Affordable Healthcare Act,” said ICA Vice President Dr. Stephen P. Welsh, who represents the ICA on the IHPC’s Federal Policy Committee. “The chiropractic profession has an historic opportunity to engage with other non-MD professionals who share our concerns over discrimination, unfair exclusion and the denial of patients’ rights and ICA hopes that individuals and organizations will take full advantage of this means to build strength through numbers.” Read more


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