Introduction

CASA stands for the Chiropractic Association of South Africa and has been representing and assisting members’ requirements and interests for the last 73 years. Membership is voluntary and there are currently around 544 members (78% of all registered chiropractors).

CASA has an annually-elected national council with a president, vice-president and regional branches with committees and a chairperson. A secretary-general as chief executive officer, assisted by a secretariat, is responsible for its overall administrative management and regular council meetings are held.

CASA’s main aims include promoting, encouraging and maintaining high standards of education, training, conduct and practice within the chiropractic profession in South Africa, and supporting its members as well as the general public to the best of its ability.

Objectives

As a highly-regulated association, Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA) works diligently to:

  • Unite all members of the association and protect the integrity, nature, character and status of their profession;
  • Promote high ethical standards of practice;
  • Settle any questions around the association as well as the profession itself;
  • Encourage improved academic teaching, standards of chiropractic education and practice to provide the highest quality of service to the community and patients, as well as to identify appropriate educational outcomes to meet the changing needs of chiropractors for the benefit of their patients;
  • Cooperate with appropriate national or international organisations to provide and/or receive information, counsel and assistance in local and global fields of chiropractic and healthcare;
  • Encourage and actively support research and aid in the identification of research topics with respect to chiropractic, in part through regular congresses and/or seminars of chiropractic and related disciplines;
  • Assist in the establishment and development of a South African chiropractic scientific journal; and
  • Assist in developing and promoting an informed public opinion among all peoples in understanding chiropractic.

Mission, Vision & Values

The Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA) is committed to the highest levels of excellence in chiropractic education, patient care, standards of practice and continuing professional development.

Our Mission

  • To empower our members to become leaders in neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, skeletal) health in their communities;
  • For chiropractic to become the first point of call for neuromusculoskeletal(nerve, muscle, skeletal) conditions;
  • To grow our profession;
  • To develop and support strong interprovincial relationships and being a unified body addressing professional concerns on a national level;
  • To nurture relationships with regards to research and innovation with both local and international healthcare partners;
  • To promote interprofessional relations with other healthcare providers for patient benefit; and
  • To provide a world-class member service by promoting our profession with integrity, innovation and excellence.

Our Vision

To become the trusted leader in neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, skeletal) care through evidence-based research, innovation and high standards of patient care.

Our Values

CASA adheres to the following set of values:

  • We commit to serve our patients with excellence offering care that is both patient-centred and evidenced-based.
  • We work with integrity and in partnership to provide chiropractic care in the health care community.
  • We support each other and continuously adhere to high standards of professionalism.
  • We are innovative and creative.

Our Goals

  • To build and sustain a favourable public/patient perception of chiropractic.
  • To embrace a professional and innovative approach that encourages the forward progression of our association and our profession.

CASA Membership & Benefits

If you’re a duly qualified chiropractor and are registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA), you should consider signing up for membership to the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA), as there are countless benefits. Registered members have access to the latest industry news, event details and other important industry-relevant information. CASA also provides its members with a Code of Ethics, along with a set of Professional Standards and Career Path Standards geared towards offering guidance to those new to the profession. Members will be granted access to certifications and related examinations, networking opportunities, unique training opportunities, a collective think tank on matters of importance to members, and helpful technical support and guidance. CASA also publishes a professional journal/magazine (which members will be the first to receive) and provides a platform on which members are able to address issues that they feel strongly about. In short, by becoming a member of CASA, you’ll receive everything that you need to become a respected and valued member of the chiropractic community.

Why CASA?

CASA is dedicated to enhancing the standing of the profession in the eyes of the public and being the voice of the profession in the marketplace. We strive to protect the interests of chiropractic and to position the profession through stakeholder management programs (for example, Discovery Health and BHF).

We are also focused on helping to advance the profession by promoting it to scholars through our career guidance program, thereby encouraging interest in the profession among young people and helping those who are already interested to plan their study/career path for smooth-sailing to success.