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The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has national associations of chiropractors in 88 countries as its voting members, and represents them and the chiropractic profession internationally. Many individuals and organizations support its work as associate members. The WFC has been a non-governmental organization or NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1997, and collaborates with many federations representing other healthcare professions.


Courtesy: British Chiropractic Association


Definition of Chiropractic

A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.

Other definitions

In the many countries where the chiropractic profession is now established doctors of chiropractic/chiropractors are widely recognized as the spinal healthcare experts in the healthcare system.


Status of the Chiropractic Profession

At the request of the World Health Organization the World Federation of Chiropractic  filed a summary report on the status of chiropractic with WHO in January 2013.  For text see – the report.

For much other information go to About Chiropractic and About WFC at this website.















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WHO-WFC Fellowship

In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) established the WHO-WFC Collaborative Fellowship Program in 2012. Click here for more info and application.



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