Establishing a dialogue within the chiropractic education community to form a consortium (a think tank +) that is focused on the development of foreign schools. In the absence of a master strategic plan and adequate reserves of available qualified faculty and capital needed to respond to the growing need for DC schools we will continue to see compromised outcomes in new schools meeting International standards of the profession. Consulting with Chiropractic National Associations in “pioneer” countries with their organizational growth and planning. Chiropractic Schools International (https://chiropracticdiplomatic.com/current-activities/chiropractic-schools-international/)
Global Professional Strategy
Available only in Acrobat .pdf format, this manual on Chiropractic’s GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL STRATEGY (GPS) is our White Paper on the International development of chiropractic. It is a “work in progress” formulating progressive steps for each stage of chiropractic’s development in new countries and frank analyses of issues affecting this growth.
ASIA. Special focus on developing a regional plan for the development of chiropractic schools in each appropriate country, and interesting DCs to practice in the region.
India. Advising local patient-based chiropractic clinic developments in Bangalore. Ongoing consultation with WHO-affiliated NGOs on establishing chiropractic education in India. Visit this section of our website for more information and photos. CDC-Chiro has written an extensive Dossier on Chiropractic in India that is now being expanded to include chiropractic research.
The Philippines. Entered into an MOA following a successful MOU with Philippine University to perform a feasibility study for the viability of a chiropractic program and active student recruitment throughout the Philippines and eventually select ASEAN nations. Initiating grassroots development of a national Spinal Hygiene and Posture Screening program with Straighten Up concepts from America and Australia that we have transformed into a nationwide Public Relations campaign called Mr. & Ms. Posture Philippines.
Vietnam. Promoting the development of a chiropractic school to increase the number of chiropractors in Vietnam. There rampant ownership of clinics owned by non-chiropractors is becoming a hindrance to the professional advancement of chiropractic in Vietnam, as this has also happened in other SE Asian nations.
Indonesia. Located just north of Australia, Indonesia has been visited by chiropractors from that region and other Western countries over 20 years without successfully coordinating a legal pathway to practice there. In 2016 all foreign chiropractors were either deported, jailed or escaped either, or both and it remains illegal for foreign chiropractors to practice in Indonesia. There were only 3-4 indigenous chiropractors remaining who have engaged the Chiropractic Diplomatic Corps to advise and assist in the restoration of the efforts needed to establish a legal pathway for the official recognition of the chiropractic profession. The first step accomplished is the formation of an official WFC membership association. A chiropractic college is at the center of the government’s requirements for acceptance, so there are efforts in place to achieve that objective as soon as possible.
The United States. Over 20 years of actively assisting in creating chiropractic access within “America’s Health Care Safety Net” clinics that serve the poor and migrant farmer populations. Currently serving populations in excess of 1,000,000 patients in rural and urban FQHCs in 5 states. New advancements into other states has begun resulting in new programs in CA, AZ, NC, FL and PA with several other states starting to line up to add chiropractic to their scope of service.
Chiropractic Pioneers and Faculty Pool
The CDC continues to advise individual DCs into starting their own foreign practice. Partnering with DCs who are interested in establishing clinic cooperatives in Asia and in Latin America. Recruiting culturally suitable DCs for foreign practices and American safety-net clinic groups. Looking to build a faculty pool of qualified chiropractors available to teach in new schools starting in poorer countries.
Brunei. Proposed an MOA to assist in the recruitment of students to become chiropractors, in the placement of a half dozen foreign chiropractors to maintain chiropractic services in government health centers to advance the value of chiropractic services in the population in preparation for the indigenous graduates. MOA proposal includes scholarships by the government for its selected citizens to train in the upcoming Philippine Chiropractic program.
Burkina Faso, West Africa. Invited by local chiropractic 20-year NGO to meet with MoH to advance the chiropractic profession, establish liaisons with French-speaking chiropractic college, assist in the structuring of chiropractic short-term missions, and help establish some chiropractic clinics in the nation’s two major cities. Delayed because of the global pandemic, a renewed effort is resurfacing as part of a West African regional strategy to establish a French and an English language-based chiropractic program.
What can Chiropractic profession do to help the poorest people of this world? (.pdf)
Education Focus: “Globalizing Chiropractic Schools” (.pdf)
The ABC’s of a Foreign Practice (.doc) (.pdf)
“Acute LBP Research Moratorium”
“Legal requirements to practice abroad”
World Health Organization Focus: “Chiropractic in WHO”
“WHO Snapshot of CAM & Chiropractic”
For Students: “The New Pioneers”
“Opioid Crisis- the Chiropractic Contribution to the Solution”