The British Chiropractic Association
The British Chiropractic Association – (BCA – founded in 1925) The BCA was a founder member of the World Federation of Chiropractic and the European Chiropractors Union and represents over 50% of all UK registered chiropractors. The BCA only accepts membership graduates from GCC and internationally recognised college of chiropractic education. The BCA is committed to chiropractic research, promotes optimum standards of undergraduate education and life-long learning, practice, ethical care and professional integrity on behalf and for its members.
59 Castle Street, Reading, Berks, RG1 7SN
T: 0118 950 5950
F: 0118 9588 946
McTimoney Chiropractic Association
McTimoney Chiropractic Association – (MCA – founded in 1978) The McTimoney method of chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, near Oxford. It is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it especially suitable for people of all ages.
Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8DJ
T: 01491 829211
F: 01491 829492
Scottish Chiropractic Association
Scottish Chiropractic Association – (SCA- founded 1979) During the 1970’s clinics were started in Saltcoats and Aberdeen. Scottish chiropractors began to meet regularly, and although most were members of the British Chiropractic Association, they recognised the need for a local organization, and in 1979 the Scottish Chiropractic Association (SCA) was formed. The SCA has grown rapidly and there are now 60 members practising in Scotland and 140 associate members located in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and various other countries around the world.
1 Chisholm Avenue, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5JH
T: 0141 4040 260
F: 0141 4040 260
United Chiropractic Association
United Chiropractic Association – (UCA – founded in 2000) The UCA is the youngest chiropractic association in the UK representing chiropractors and students. The UCA stand behind the underlying principle of chiropractic that ‘health spine, healthier life’. By offering expert drug-free spinal health care and lifestyle advice, UCA chiropractors can help you to lead and maintain a healthy life. The UCA supports the ACC paradigm that the World Federation of Chiropractors adopted as its policy statement on 23 May 2001:
‘Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasises the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery’.
1st Floor, 45 North Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8EZ
T: 01752 658 785
F: 01752 658 786
TRAINING AS A CHIROPRACTOR
AECC Chiropractic College
Parkwood Campus, Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH5 2DF
T: 01202 436 200
McTimoney College of Chiropractic
McTimoney College of Chiropractic – (MCC founded in 1972) The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is the only institution offering mixed mode learning courses in chiropractic. Two pathways are available, a mixed mode pathway starting in January and a traditional full time pathway starting in September each year. The College emphasises training in the McTimoney method of chiropractic, which was developed by founder John McTimoney.
Kimber House, McTimoney House, Kimber Road, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1B
T: 01235 523336
Welsh Institute of Chiropractic
The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic is a distinct division within the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science at the University of Glamorgan which was the first, and still remains, the only university in the UK to offer an integrated undergraduate chiropractic degree programme. The award is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council, and the European Council for Chiropractic Education.
University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd. CF37 1DL
T: 01443 483555
F: 01443 654 050
POST GRADUATE TRAINING AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Royal College of Chiropractors
The Royal College of Chiropractors – (Founded in 1997) – A professional membership body and Registered Charity, the College seeks to promote the art, science and practice of chiropractic, maintain and improve professional standards for the benefit of the public and advance the study of and research in chiropractic. The College runs the national chiropractic postgraduate training scheme, provides a major UK-wide programme of postgraduate education and facilitates quality, safety and excellence in the provision of chiropractic services by awarding quality marks, administering patient safety incident reporting and making grants.
Chiltern House, 45 Station Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1AT
T: 01189 469 727
LEGISLATIVE MATTERS, FOR PATIENT COMPLAINTS, OR TO LOCATE A REGISTERED CHIROPRACTOR
General Chiropractic Council
General Chiropractic Council (The GCC founded in 1997) – The GCC is the body established by parliament to regulate and develop the chiropractic profession.
Park House, 186 Kennington Park Road, London. SE11 4BT
T: 0207 713 5155
Chiropractic Registration Information Service
T: 0845 6011796
COPING WITH BACK PROBLEMS
Monkey Puzzle House, 69-71 Windmill Road, Sunbury-on-Thames. TW16 7DT
T: 020 8977 5474
The CPA is entirely dependent on donations and members' subscriptions
Gifts and Legacies
The Chiropractic Patient's Association, a registered charity, is always pleased to receive gifts, small or large, to assist in the continuance of its work in supporting chiropractic research and education