International Chiropractors Association

Councils

Continuing Education, Leadership, Networking and Community

The ICA’s council system provides professional networking and state of the art practice and patient focused continuing education for clinical advancement in chiropractic.  The council system also provides valuable opportunities and resources to develop and strengthen community leadership roles for its members. 

The ICA is a leader in providing ethical, academically sound, clinically relevant postgraduate programs, as well as, continuing education for license renewal.  All ICA programs are oriented toward expanding knowledge and expertise in the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic in relation to the vertebral subluxation complex and its impact on health.


Council on Chiropractic
Pediatrics

The Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics is a specialty council of the ICA.   Council members are committed to providing chiropractic care that is safe, drugless and clinically appropriate for pregnant women, infants, children and adolescents.

Education
The council offers a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) which is a board certified credential in pediatrics for doctors of chiropractic administered by the ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and co-sponsored by a CCE credited college.  The council also advances quality pediatric education through its conference, symposiums and seminars conducted globally.
To learn more, please visit:  www.icapediatrics.com/members-postgrad.php

Research
The council publishes the only peer-reviewed, public access chiropractic pediatrics journal the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics.

JOIN US: 
Membership in the ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics is open to all licensed doctors of chiropractic who care for children and/or pregnant women.  Benefits include: 
  • Listing in the Council’s online membership referral directory
  • Special registration rates at Council conferences and seminars
  • Discounts on ICA products and publications
  • Complimentary subscription to the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics
  • Complimentary subscription to HORIZONS magazine that focuses on case studies, clinical articles, and the latest research relevant to children's health.
Join online today
Click here to download an application



Philosophy CouncilCouncil on Chiropractic
Philosophy

Established in 2001, the ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy advances the understanding of chiropractic philosophy through education and published materials.  It promotes continued excellence of patient care and the unique philosophy and scientific approach of chiropractic adjustment to the public.

Education and the Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards
The Council offers a Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards (DPhCS).  This unique post-graduate program is available through the Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina and at the Center for Chiropractic Progress in Chicago, Illinois.  (www.sherman.edu and www.chiroprogress.org)

JOIN US:  
Membership in the ICA Council on Philosophy is open to all licensed chiropractors and chiropractic students.  Benefits include:
 
  • Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophical Standards tuition discounts
  • Discounts on ICA and Council products and publications
Council on
Upper Cervical Care
   

The ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care supports and advances interest in the practice and advancement of upper cervical specific protocols for patient care in chiropractic. 

Education and the Diplomate in Chiropractic Upper Cervical Procedures
The Council offers the only specialty postgraduate program for doctors of chiropractic in upper cervical care, the Diplomate in Chiropractic Upper Cervical Procedures.

JOIN US:
Membership in the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care is open to all licensed chiropractors and chiropractic students. 
Email: uppercervical@chiropractic.org

 

 Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences

 

Council on
Applied Chiropractic Sciences

The Applied Sciences Council is an international specialty council committed to enhancing clinical excellence, cultivating educational growth, and expanding communication and networking resources to better serve and enrich the capability of the doctor of chiropractic and the capacity of the profession to provide optimal care to patients of all ages, everywhere in the world. 

Education
The Council promotes advancement of clinical knowledge and case management through programs, resources, credentialing systems, and research protocols.  The Council serves as credentialing body for Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (CCST), Diplomate in Applied Chiropractic Sciences (DACS) and Consortium for Imaging and Thermography credentials, and sponsors programs in clinical science and technique.

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As a membership and advocacy organization for chiropractic doctors and students, the Council provides informational and research resources, including clinical developments and applications for advancing chiropractic as a unique, distinct clinical science, discipline and art in health care.  Benefits include:
 

  • Listing in the Council’s worldwide online referral directory
  • Discounted registration at Council programs
  • Discounts on ICA products
  • Complimentary subscription to the Council’s Journal
  • Complimentary access to Council resource files on case studies, clinical research, professional and patient education resources

For information on Council membership and resources, visit www.icaappliedsciences.org.
 

To join, and for more information on the Council’s programs, resources and membership, visit  http://www.icaappliedsciences.org/.
 

Council on
Wellness Lifestyle Science


The Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science promotes advanced wellness and lifestyle intervention expertise within the chiropractic profession.  

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Doctors of chiropractic understand that optimal health and lifestyle are connected.  Support your role as a leader in wellness lifestyle intervention through council membership, and serve your patients with greater effectiveness, professional confidence and clinical insight.  Membership benefits include:
 
  • Featured listing in the worldwide ICA Science Council Membership Referral Directory
  • Special Discounts for Wellness Lifestyle Council Seminars 
  • Discounts on select publications from the Wellness Lifestyle Council and the ICA Store
Council on
Fitness and
Sports Health Science

The ICA Council on Fitness and Sports promotes better health by sharing resources and news on athletes under chiropractic care, research findings on chiropractic and fitness/sports health science, and the latest developments in strength and conditioning safety and effectiveness.  Council members are chiropractic practitioners committed to advancing clinically relevant applications of sports health science through chiropractic.

Learn more about how chiropractic is improving performance at www.icafitness.org


JOIN US: 
Membership in the ICA Council on Fitness and Sports Health is open to all licensed chiropractors and chiropractic students.  Benefits include
  • Priority registration and special discounts for the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports and other seminars and educational offerings
  • Discounts on ICA and Council products and publications
Email: sports@chiropractic.org


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