- About TCAS
Chiropractic was established in Singapore in 1978 by an American, Dr. Carol S.Elder-Birnbaum, when she received the first employment pass issued to a Chiropractor in Singapore. During the period 1983-1987, additional DCs joined the practice. It was during this period that the association was formed, getting its registration as a society in January 1988.
In 1989, The Chiropractic Association (Singapore) became the national constituent member of the World Federation of Chiropractic, which has non-governmental organization (NGO) status with World Health Organization.
Additional chiropractic clinics were established throughout the 1990’s and membership grew. As The Chiropractic Association (Singapore) has matured, the focus of the association is to improve the level of professionalism of Chiropractic in Singapore.
In 2000, meetings with Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore were held and the Director of Medical Services advised the association to develop self-regulation along the lines of the profession in UK and Hong Kong. Through a consultative process, a self-regulation document (SRD) was developed, ratified by membership and adopted in 2002.
The association now maintains a professional register, in the absence of a government register, which serves the public interest, as well as establishing greater professional credibility, by ensuring internationally recognised standards of chiropractic training, adherence to a strict code of professional ethics and a high standard of professional practice.
The association has also been able to organize continuing education seminars on an annual basis since 2004, when we were fortunate to have Prof. Thomas Bergmann, Northwestern Health Sciences University – Northwestern College of Chiropractic noted author and lecturer here to present a Chiropractic Technique seminar in conjunction with the World Federation of Chiropractic Annual Council meetings held in Singapore that year.