About the ICPA ( ICPA4Kids )
The ICPA, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and serve family chiropractors worldwide through education, training, and research, establishing evidenced based practice, excellence in professional skills and unity in a global community which cooperatively and enthusiastically participates in advancing chiropractic for both the profession and the public.
ICPA Members Define the Practice of Pediatric Chiropractic
The ICPA continues to spear-head the profession with its research relating to family wellness. Utilizing the profession’s largest and most successful Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN), the ICPA’s papers continue to get published in major CAM journals. View all of our research here.
Recently, the ICPA achieved the status of affiliate member of the National Institue of Health’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality PBRN. The ICPA is the first chiropractic research program to achieve this status. View the certificate of recognition here.
About the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Our mission is to provide education, training, and support research on chiropractic care in pregnancy and throughout childhood because all children need chiropractic care.
We invite you to join our vision:
“…Establishing and Advancing the Chiropractic Family Wellness Lifestyle Worldwide”
The I.C.P.A. is the oldest and largest non-profit organization of its kind. Our Membership is composed of over two thousand chiropractic doctors and students around the world. These members share a common interest in the advancement quality chiropractic care for children.
The ICPA Board Members along with our growing body of members fulfill its mission in many ways:
1. Ongoing Education about the special needs of children and pregnant mothers. This website, our Pathways magazine and its feature articles, our free e-mail updates, our public education website and our members-only DC Forum, provide a multitude of methods to exchange ideas and knowledge about chiropractic care for children and pregnant mothers.
2. Advanced Training for Doctors of Chiropractic. In our 360 Hour Diplomate Program, 180 Hour Certification Program, and various independent seminars, Doctors of Chiropractic receive extensive post graduate classes in the care of pregnant mothers and children. Additionally, the I.C.P.A. is the only organization offering Webster Technique Proficiency Certification and actively involved in forming alliances with birth care providers around the world on behalf of our proficient Doctors.
3. Providing Access to and Supporting Research which substantiates the efficacy of chiropractic care for pregnant mothers and children. The I.C.P.A. established the first full-time Research Foundation dedicated to chiropractic in pregnancy and childhood. Our Research Director is committed serving both the profession and the public by providing peer reviewed studies addressing the efficacy and safety of chiropractic care in the realm of family care.
4. Offering Parents Access to Information to make informed health care choices for their families. The public values their right to choose wisely for their families and appreciates an ongoing source of information to access for their family’s well-being. Our Pathways magazine, national advertising and public website all contribute to the public’s knowledge and understanding of chiropractic.
5. Listing Doctors Who Care for Children for easy referral access. Our online Membership Referral Directory allows the public to access Doctors of Chiropractic most concerned with the latest skills and information pertinent to children and pregnant women. The Association remains the oldest and largest of its kind in the profession today. Join your many colleagues in our mission.
6. Forming International Alliances between practitioners of like mind and purpose. The I.C.P.A. is continuously involved in educating other professions about the importance of chiropractic care in pregnancy and infancy. We realize there are common grounds for support and care that come with understanding each others purpose. The I.C.P.A presents at numerous international seminars educating like minded practitioners about the importance of chiropractic family wellness care.
7. Establishing an Interprofessional Community through alliances and collaborations, the I.C.P.A. participates in and co-sponsors numerous chiropractic seminars around the world. Our presence and classes are providing many doctors with the importance of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle, initiating an awareness and movement in our profession to care for more children.
Additionally, the I.C.P.A.’s curriculum and classes are co-sponsored by several chiropractic colleges: Cleveland Chiropractic College, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Parker College of Chiropractic, and Life University.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is the profession’s oldest, largest and most sought out chiropractic pediatric association. The ICPA was founded by Larry Webster, D.C. in 1986. His vision and passion in working with children had a major impact in redirecting the profession to care for more children. Upon his passing in 1997, the ICPA was given to the Board of Directors. For his unparalleled vision and the formation of the ICPA, we are truly grateful to Dr. Larry Webster.
Diplomate Part One: The ICPA 180-hour Certification Program (C.A.C.C.P.)
The certification program consists of 15 modules: 13 classroom modules and 2 Practice Based Reseach modules (PBRN). The classes are taught by the leading authorities in chiropractic family wellness today. Special emphasis is placed on hands on adjusting techniques and practical information so that attendees can return to their offices and implement what they have learned immediately. All techniques taught in the certification are those techniques currently taught in CCE approved chiropractic colleges. All clinical curriculums foster evidenced based practice.
These certification classroom hours are open to both chiropractors and students.
The two required PBRN research project module substantiates both practical and clinical competency. It is completed once the candidate is licensed and in practice, therefore it is open only to chiropractors.
The entire 180 hours for Certification is referred to as Part One because it provides the initial 180 hours towards Diplomate status.