Chiropractors' Association of Australia
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|Motto||The Peak Body Representing Chiropractors|
|Headquarters||Parramatta, New South Wales|
|2600+ as of 2013|
|Dr Anthony Coxon|
|CEO Dr Matthew Fisher|
The Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA), founded in 1990 as the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (CAA), is the largest association of chiropractors and chiropractic students in Australia. Following a restructure of the Association into a single entity in May 2018, the name was changed to the Australian Chiropractors Association.
Scope and operations
The ACA's stated mission is to provide leadership and facilitate unity and excellence within the profession, assist members to deliver patient centred, holistic, natural, competent and effective health care. To engage with stakeholders including governments, academic institutions, media and the public as well as facilitate and promote communication between members and non-members. They further state they wish to develop and promote chiropractic practice, education and research as well as set and maintain standards.
The ACA recognises and supports:
- The highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the areas of research, education and practice.
- Chiropractors as the leaders in high quality spinal health and well-being.
- A commitment to evidence based practice – the integration of best available research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values.
- The profound significance and value of patient-centred chiropractic in health care in Australia.
- Inclusiveness and collaborative relationships within and outside the chiropractic profession.