About Us

We’re building a strong tomorrow for chiropractors worldwide.

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) was established in 1926 in Davenport, Iowa by Dr. BJ Palmer who is known as the ‘developer’ of chiropractic. Originally named the Chiropractic Health Bureau, Dr. Palmer established the organization to advance the profession, initially through educating state legislators and regulators about what chiropractic is and why doctors of chiropractic are a separate and distinct profession predicated on its unique philosophy, art, and science. As a result, the ICA helped gain official recognition and licensure in U.S. states and territory. Recognizing that the need for chiropractic is global, Dr. Palmer initiated a name change. In the 1980s the ICA moved its offices to the Washington, DC region in order to better reach our national legislators and policy makers.


Empower humanity to optimal life expression, health, and human potential through specific and scientific chiropractic care.

Bringing Chiropractic to the World


To protect and promote chiropractic throughout the world as a distinct healthcare profession predicated upon its unique philosophy, science, and art of subluxation detection and correction.

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