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Welcome to the International Chiropractors Association

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is here to serve the chiropractic community worldwide.  Established in 1926 in Davenport, Iowa, USA by Dr. B.J. Palmer, the ICA is the world’s oldest international chiropractic professional organization representing practitioners, students, chiropractic assistants, educators and lay persons globally.  As the organization established by the ‘developer’ of chiropractic, ICA is your voice to legislators and policymakers.  We work daily to protect and promote chiropractic as a  distinct health care profession predicated upon its unique science, art, and philosophy. We work with our colleagues across the health professions to promote policies and programs that tear down the long-standing barriers to access and parity in compensation. ICA promotes the advancement of high quality chiropractic research to increase the evidence-base and expand the information our doctors can share about what science says.  The ICA recognizes that the identification and correction of subluxations through the chiropractic adjustment is evidence based and evidence informed. We welcome all chiropractors to join the ICA and be a part of the organization Dr. B.J. Palmer founded to carry on his legacy on promoting chiropractic.

Our Mission

Working to advance chiropractic throughout the world as a distinct health care profession predicated upon its unique philosophy, science, and art.

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Our History

In our 96th year, the ICA advocates and when necessary litigates to support the chiropractic profession and quality patient care.

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We Are Here For You

A global chiropractic network for a stronger tomorrow.

Chiropractic as a profession was established by Dr. D. D. Palmer in 1895.  In 129 years, we have grown from one individual to over 107,000 worldwide.  That growth happened in large part because of the efforts of Dr. B.J. Palmer and his wisdom in organizing the ICA. We are stronger together, able to accomplish more together, so that one day we will reach the goal of having chiropractic available in an equitable fashion in every country and community worldwide.

Wherever you are in your chiropractic career, ICA is here for you!  We work everyday to protect and promote chiropractic.  We collaborate with our chiropractic colleagues and across the health professions on policies and programs that improve your ability to serve your community.


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ICA – A leading voice for chiropractic yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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