ICA Opens Registration for Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures

By Taylor Carter

FALLS CHURCH, VA – August 23, 2023 – The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is excited to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming class of the Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP) program. Year one of the newest class will begin in January 2024.

The DCCJP is the premier upper cervical chiropractic postgraduate program that brings together various methods and techniques for addressing the craniocervical junction. Developed and administered by the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care, the program takes 2.5 years to complete and provides intensive education in spinal biomechanics, neuro-anatomy, neuro-physiology, advanced imaging, and upper cervical research.

This curriculum also includes collaborative learning of the major orthogonal and articular approaches to adjusting the upper cervical subluxation, outcome assessments, and integrative learning, as well as research, writing, and presentation.

DCCJP class of 2023 at DCCJP graduation, June 10, 2023

“The upper cervical diplomate program is by far the best investment I have made,” said Dr. Rachae Bell, DC, DCCJP. “As a younger doc in the field, it put my learning curve in fast forward… It has distinguished my practice as the ‘go to’ for neurosurgeons, primary care doctors, physical therapists, and even other doctors.”

The DCCJP is open to all qualified chiropractors who have graduated from a school recognized by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). All DCs must become members of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care to enroll in the program. The Council not only provides access to the program, but also connects chiropractors with a community of professionals focused on improving upper cervical care.

The first year of the DCCJP is set to start in January 2024. The cost for the first year is $4,250.

“The DCCJP program increased my understanding of craniocervical syndromes and craniocervical instability and their appropriate treatment and care as well as the importance of craniocervical fluid flow on brain health,” said Dr. Julie Mayer Hunt, DC, DICCP, FCCJP, who serves on the Board of Directors of the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care. “The diplomate program is for any chiropractor with an interest in craniocervical junction care and treatment. It enhances doctors’ insight to take on complex cases as well as straightforward cases at a whole new level of care and results.”

The ICA is dedicated to pursuing excellence in chiropractic care through programs like the DCCJP. Chiropractors interested in specializing in upper cervical chiropractic or expanding their skills in that area are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity by signing up for the first year of DCCJP. For more information and to begin the enrollment process, please visit tinyurl.com/dccjp2024.

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