Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania Joins 50 other Organizations in Endorsing Resolutions for Chiropractic Freedom

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Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania Joins 50 other Organizations in Endorsing Resolutions for Chiropractic Freedom

CFoP’s Involvement Strengthens Movement Against Monopoly in Chiropractic Education and Practice

In an unprecedented show of unity and resolve, several dozen chiropractic organizations, non-profit foundations, schools, and businesses have come together to endorse a series of significant Resolutions advocating for a free and competitive marketplace in chiropractic education, licensing, and practice, challenging these longstanding issues within the profession.

The Latest Addition: Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania (CFoP)

The latest to join this growing coalition is the Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania (CFoP), led by President Jeffrey Wack DC. Established in 1967, CFoP has been a staunch defender of chiropractic rights in Pennsylvania, advocating for the accessibility of chiropractic care for the correction of vertebral subluxation. The organization's commitment to diversity in practice styles and techniques, coupled with a heart-led approach to chiropractic care, aligns seamlessly with the core principles of the Resolutions.

The Core Issues

The united statement and the Resolutions reflect a deep-seated need for change in the chiropractic profession. Historically, the field has been dominated by what Dr. Lawrence J. DeNardis of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) of the U.S. Department of Education termed a "virtual cartel". This monopoly has marginalized various factions within the profession, particularly those practicing conservative chiropractic methods.

Impact on Conservative Chiropractic

Practitioners adhering to the subluxation model and those caring for asymptomatic individuals, especially children, face widespread marginalization. Philosophical and scientific elements like vertebral subluxation, life force, innate intelligence, and vitalism are often dismissed by those wielding power within the so-called Cartel. But even if one does not embrace those values, the lack of freedom in chiropractic education, accreditation, testing, licensure and practice due to a monopoly control over the profession by a Cartel should outrage every single chiropractor. 

Call for Action

Christopher Kent DC, JD, President of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, emphasizes that the Resolutions do not seek the dissolution of any organization, but rather the dismantling of the monopolistic control over chiropractic education and practice. The Resolutions also demand an end to the misuse of federal student loan funds and state resources in perpetuating this monopoly.

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH, Vice President of the Foundation highlights the burden of student loan debt on chiropractic students, exacerbated by its use in funding the monopolistic practices of the Cartel. He calls for outrage and action against such misuse of funds.

The Way Forward

With CFoP joining the cause, the coalition calls upon more principled chiropractic entities to support these Resolutions - especially state, national and international chiropractic trade organizations. Not being on the list says as much about an organization and its values as being on the list. You either stand for these freedoms or you support the lack of freedom resulting from monopolies.

The CFOP joins several other state organizations in support of the Resolutions:

  • Florida Chiropractic Society
  • Georgia Chiropractic Council
  • Chiropractic Society of Texas
  • Alliance of New Mexico Chiropractors
  • New York Chiropractic Council
  • Palmetto State Chiropractic Association
  • Colorado Chiropractic Association
  • Santa Clara Chiropractic Society

These State organizations are joined by several national and International trade organizations:

  • International Federation of Chiropractors & Organizations
  • Latin American Chiropractic Association
  • Alliance of Chiropractic Singapore
  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Click here to see a full list of the signatories and to read the Resolutions    

About CFoP

The Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania, with its rich history and diverse membership, stands as a testament to the ideals of love, service, and uncompromised care in chiropractic practice. The organization remains vigilant in monitoring legislative and regulatory changes, ensuring the rights of chiropractors are protected in Pennsylvania.

The addition of CFoP to this historic movement marks a significant step towards achieving the much-needed reform in the chiropractic profession. The combined efforts of these organizations, driven by a shared vision for a freer, more inclusive chiropractic practice, set the stage for transformative changes in the field.

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