Leading industry organizations forge a common resolve to honor positive patient outcomes worldwide through safe and natural healthcare
SAN JOSE, CA., September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, and the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), whose mission is to make Advance the Awareness, Use and Integration of Chiropractic Internationally, Announces Joint Resolution Designating October as World Chiropractic Health Month.
According a 2019 study, there are more than 103,000 chiropractors worldwide and chiropractic training is offered at 52 facilities worldwide. Direct access to chiropractic services is estimated to be available in 90% of countries, and services are partially or fully covered by government and/or private health insurers in more than half of countries. With this global growth of the profession, the resolution supports continued efforts to advance the awareness, utilization and integration of chiropractic care around the world through collaboration and mutual support between two leading chiropractic organizations.
“Although our outreach and education efforts are currently focused on the United States, we recognize that chiropractic care helps millions of people around the world relieve neuromusculoskeletal pain and disability and achieve their goals. of health and well-being,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, President of F4CP. “That’s why we are proud to join the world’s leading chiropractic organization, the WFC, on this important resolution so that we can collectively bring greater attention to the important global need for safe, natural and effective chiropractic care delivered by chiropractors in over 90 countries.”
Coinciding with World Spine Day
Overall there were approximately 1.3 billion prevalent cases, 121,300 deaths and 138.7 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) attributed to musculoskeletal disorders in 2017, with low back pain cited as the most common related condition, accounting for more than a third ( 36.8%) of all complaints. With this upward trend, there is a greater need for chiropractic services than ever before.
Resolution F4CP-WFC recognizes that investing in knowledge, skills and effective care will help address the global burden of neuromusculoskeletal pain and disability. The resolution also recognizes that World Spine Day, coordinated by the WFC and considered the largest global interprofessional public health event dedicated to promoting spinal health and well-being, takes place during the World Chiropractic Health Month. held on October 16 each year, the event raises awareness of the pervasive and diverse nature of spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease and addresses the need for access to spinal healthcare and rehabilitation evidence-based spine. The theme for this year’s World Spine Day is “Every spine counts.’
“For World Spine Day and throughout this dedicated month, the WFC and F4CP will collaborate to build support, resources, knowledge sharing and representation for chiropractic care to promote health initiatives on global, national, regional and local platforms,” said WFC Chair Dr. John Malby, CC. “We will also celebrate the work of chiropractors, who take evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative approaches to health and care that optimize global health and well-being.”
Above all, the resolution notes, promoting the benefits of chiropractic care will emphasize diversity, equity, inclusion and knowledge translation to empower the profession to have maximum impact in the whole world.
About the Foundation for Chiropractic Advancement
A not-for-profit organization with nearly 32,000 members, the Foundation for Chiropractic Advancement (F4CP) informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care provided by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) and their role in the management of pain without medication. Visit www.f4cp.org/findadoc; call 866-901-F4CP (3427).
About the World Federation of Chiropractic
The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is a global non-profit organization that exists to support, empower, promote and advance the chiropractic profession. The members of its national associations represent more than 90 countries in 7 regions of the world. As a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization, the WFC is committed to supporting public health initiatives and advancing the role of chiropractors in global health. Visit www.wfc.org.
Marcia RhodesAmendola Communications for F4CP
SOURCE Foundation for Chiropractic Advancement