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The Maryland Chiropractic Association (MCA) is a professional organization dedicated to elevating the chiropractic profession by educating the public and advancing chiropractic care for the citizens of Maryland.

Founded in 1928, members of MCA are dedicated to excellence in chiropractic techniques and procedures. Because of our emphasis on continued education and training, our members are leaders in chiropractic procedures.

The MCA also serves as chiropractic's liaison with state and federal agencies, as well as with other state and national chiropractic associations.

What's New

Update: East Coast Associations' Independent Providers Network
Don't Wait - Learn the Benefits!

The time has now arrived. Over the last four years, your state association leadership has been hard at work building the appropriate infrastructure for YOUR CHIROPRACTIC STATE ASSOCIATION-OWNED Independent Provider Network – the East Coast Associations’ Independent Providers Network (ECA-IPN). The ECA-IPN is a partnership owned by the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania Chiropractic Associations.

The “why” behind this initiative was, and still is, very clear: we can only demonstrate our collective value to the healthcare system at large, and be rewarded for that value, by uniting to build our independent network.

We’ve done obsessive due diligence, we’ve created the legal entities, and we’ve researched all the various players in the market to determine the best organizations to partner with to build our network.

So, we are very excited to announce that SecureCare, the originators of the most successful chiropractic association-owned IPN in the country, will be our network partner/manager! In addition, Infinedi will be our electronic claims clearinghouse! This is a huge step in the right direction. We now have the know-how and support to build an outstanding association-owned, chiropractor-managed provider network. Your provider network will not be managed by corporations that are only interested in the bottom line.

Please click here for more information and to sign-up for the ECAIPN.


Save the Date!

February 21, 2015
10 Hour Continuing Education Seminar For Chiropractic Assistants
Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel - BWI 
1100 Old Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

March 21-22, 2015
2015 MCA Spring CE Forum 
BWI Airport Marriott Hotel
1743 West Nursery Road
Baltimore, MD 21240      


As of May 15, 2013, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Massage Therapy Examiners will implement major Revisions to the administration of the CA Program.

Please click here to read and print out the revisions.

This information is critical to supervising chiropractors.



Click here for important information on the Definition of Appropriate Examination.


Click HERE to see a great PR video on low back pain and chiropractic.


Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling Training Seminars

Taught by David Fishkin, D.C., MPH

January 31, 2015 - February 01, 2015
February 21-22, 2015
March 14-15, 2015
May 02-03, 2015
June 13-14, 2015

Would you like to learn an evidence-based treatment protocol that can transform your practice? Then it’s the perfect time to try something new! Master the therapeutic and diagnostic technique of Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling. This technique is one of the most effective tools for the management of soft tissue sources of pain and dysfunction. MFTrPDN is critically important for high performance athletes, trauma, and biomechanical distortion. Choose a weekend and sign up now so you can learn a skill that will reduce the physical stress on your body and deliver remarkable results. This intensive training is approved for 12 CEU’s through University of Western State Post Graduate Division. Course book, lunch on Saturday, and startup kit are included. Class size is limited -- please register early. In just one weekend, you will be competent, confident and certified to deliver this service. For details and registration call 301-444-4890, or visit

Workshop Overview

This two-day workshop is a training program with immediate clinical applicability. Its purpose is to prepare health care professionals to utilize dry needling as a diagnostic and treatment modality. Participants will learn how dry needling theory is based on the same anatomic, neurologic and biomechanical principles they already use in their day-to-day practice. They will learn how to apply their kinesthetic training and other skills to a technique that is increasingly recognized as effective for diagnosing the source of myofascial pain syndromes, and for treating both acute and chronic pain. Participants will learn how to perform dry needling using fine, thin, solid filament needles and will practice what they learn on each other, in the workshop, under the direction of the instructor. Finally, participants will leave the workshop with a start-up supply of needles that they can use in their offices with their own patients.


Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

-Identify patients for whom dry needling might be an appropriate diagnostic or treatment modality

-Obtain proper patient consent prior to dry needling

-Utilize dry needling to diagnose the source of myofascial pain syndromes

-Utilize dry needling to treat both acute and chronic pain

-Document performance of dry needling services

-Receive 12 hours’ worth of Continuing Education Units as approved by appropriate licensing boards.


….“Wonderful seminar! Very well run. I can’t wait to use the technique on Monday!  Dr. Fishkin did a fantastic job.”….. Denise Ross, D.C.

….“ I would encourage any medical professional wanting to expand their practice to add this tool to their repertoire. Take this course with Dr. Fishkin; you won’t be sorry you did.”  …..Bibhu Misra, D.C.

….”You will literally go back to the office on Monday after the training and work your magic. I had nothing but great feedback from the patients that I used it on during the week after my training...and a few of those patients had truly amazing breakthrough experiences.”….. Milan Lassiter, D.C.

Visit for details and registration, or call 301-444-4890.


Chiropractic Assistant Online Course

Course Pricing (Online and Hands-On)
Staff of MCA Members: $249.00
Staff of Non-Members: $599.00
(DCs, join MCA now, Pay $38/month)

For more information please click here.

Course Includes 76-hours of Online Training and 24-hours of Hands On Training

Hands-On Training (24 hours required)
Contact Dr. Crivelli at to attend hands-on sessions.

2015 Class Dates (Note Times and Location):

Saturday, January 24, 2015  9:00 am to 6:00 pm   (Location: Dr. Crivelli's Office)

Saturday, February 21, 2015    9:00 am to 6:00 pm  (Location: Dr. Crivelli's Office)


Click here to register now.

Important Notice: CAs are required to be registered as a "CA Applicant" as soon as they are hired.  There are stiff penalties if a CA is found working without first being registered with the board so please do not delay registering any new CAs. CA applicants must complete all requirements within 11 months of registration so their application and documentation can be submitted and they can complete their examination within a one-year period of hire.  Dates of examination can be found in the "Upcoming Events" section of the Board of Examiners Website (link to . CAs must complete their online and hands on training, show a certificate of "Provider Level" Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR training, and submit them with documentation of 480 hours in office training 30 days prior to the date of examination. It is the Supervising chiropractor's duty to document 480 hours of in service training.  They are also required to complete 3-hours of Jurisprudence and Risk Management training however those hours will be provided by the Board on the day of the examination.  Any questions regarding the duties of a supervising chiropractor or the CA application process should be made directly to the Board of Examiners at (410) 767-6500. 


Scope of Practice of Maryland Licensed Chiropractors
RE: Physical Therapy Privileges

This letter is available to all Maryland licensed chiropractors in the event your status to perform and bill for physical therapy services is questioned or challenged by insurance carriers.

Click here to download the letter.