In Malta, chiropractic is regulated by the Council for the Profession Complementary to Medicine (CPCM). together with other 18 other health professions such as dentistry or physiotherapy. The main role of the CPCM is to protect both patients and practitioners, in relation to Health & Safety and Education Standards.
The title of 'Chiropractor' in Malta is protected, in fact it is illegal for anyone to call themselves a chiropractor unless duly registered with the council.
Currently, only nine (9) practitioners are registered under the Chiropractic Register held by the CPCM, none of which is of Maltese origin; only five are registered with the Malta Chiropractic Association, MCA, as duly qualified Doctor of chiropractic.
An updated list of all, or a single practitioner verification, may be obtained contacting the registrar of the Council, or alternatively by requesting it through our 'Contact Us' link.
The effort of the CPCM, to ensure that all members listed would be in possess of a valid chiropractic degree, is attained with the help of a chiropractic subcommittee which help in the decision to accept or dispute the presented papers.The sub committee is composed by two Malta resident chiropractic practitioners and one podologist.
The MCA is working together with the Maltese Council in order to clarify and define the title of Doctor of Chiropractic and its professional duties, including qualifications and training received, according to European and International Standards of Institution accreditation. Ultimately, this will ensure complete compliance with the European Council of Chiropractic Education.