June 1, 2011 — The Board of Directors of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO) recently voted to extend their efforts to support straight chiropractors around the world.
This is significant because FSCO is currently the only national organization to promote the location, analysis, and correction of vertebral subluxation as a sole rationale for chiropractic care and as a singular practice objective. The decision will make them the only international or national organization of its kind.
Concurrently, the board and by an overwhelming majority, the membership, voted to change the name of the organization to International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO) to better represent their commitment to chiropractic and chiropractors around the world.
“Our mission and our core values are exactly the same,” said FSCO president Shane Walker, DC. “We are still committed to the mission of correcting vertebral subluxations and continue to maintain that the objective of the chiropractic profession is to detect and correct vertebral subluxations because they interfere with the expression of the innate intelligence of the body.
“The decision to expand our efforts was made after several chiropractic organizations overseas approached us to represent them. We sense the growing need abroad and are committed to ensuring that chiropractors around the world who want to practice in this model have representation.”
When asked why the organization had decided to remove the term straight from the name after all these years, Chairman of the Board Bill Decken, DC, said, “The Board and I agree that in countries where chiropractic does not yet exist, or has a limited foothold, it is prudent to position and define chiropractic as we know it to be without the use of the adjective straight in our name, especially since many in our profession are beginning to attempt to add adjectives of their own such as Chiropractic Medicine.
“As the chiropractic profession moves more and more into medicine with broader scopes of practice and the addition of drugs and even minor surgery, it has become increasingly important to not only protect chiropractic here in the states but to ensure that there is a presence abroad to make vertebral subluxation correction available to people of all ages around the world.”
Source: Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations, www.straightchiropractic.org