June 16, 2021By Sondra Thomas
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 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.
Working to advance chiropractic throughout the world as a distinct health care profession predicated upon its unique philosophy, science, and art.Learn More
In our 95th year, the ICA advocates and when necessary litigates to support the chiropractic profession and quality patient care.Explore Our History
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 125 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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Outstanding benefits for all
Being a Student ICA Member brings with it opportunities to network, engage in your profession, access programs of special interest, advocate, and have access to resources to kick-start your career. Many of ICA's Directors joined the ICA while in school and have remained active throughout their career!
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Become a part of something greater
ICA – A leading voice for chiropractic yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Support Our Political Action Committee
Your support of the ICA Political Action Committee is integral to achieving legislative and policy goals.
Learn About Our Advocacy Efforts
ICA educates legislators and policy makers at all levels of government about the importance of chiropractic care and the need to the elimination of barriers to access.
Join One of Our Post-Graduate Councils
Our six post-graduate councils bring great opportunities for advanced learning in six key sectors - fitness and sports health; pediatrics, upper cervical care; applied chiropractic sciences, evidence-based and lifestyle; and chiropractic philosophy.
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Chiropractors around the world trust the ICA
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Jason O. Jaeger, DC
As a healthcare professional it’s important that we have a strong national and international association that honors and protects the rights of chiropractors, their art, science and philosophy. For me, the science evidence and ethics are paramount. ICA has been the sponsor for radiology and chiropractic practice best practices guidelines. It offers diplomates in multiple specialty types including my board certification in chiropractic biophysics.
Julie Mayer Hunt, DC, DICCP, FCCJP
I joined the ICA shortly after graduating in 1981 and I have been grateful for an International Chiropractic Organization that supports the core of Chiropractic – Subluxation based care. I am a firm believer of the interference free model of health and I am part of my Father’s practice of 60 years of miraculous healing with that model. It is critical to me to have an organization who supports that foundational core and will continue to grow that opportunity for our patients and family for full health expression.