The Dutch Chiropractic Association ‘NCA’ was founded in 1975 and is the oldest professional association for and by chiropractors in the Netherlands. The NCA is founded to unite qualified chiropractors in the Netherlands in a professional organization. It serves its members as well as the interest of the patients, it watches over the quality of chiropractic care.

Membership of the NCA warrants a high level of education and strict continued educational requirements. The NCA chiropractors practice according to the common values of ‘Evidence Based Practice’. The treatment and diagnosis are based upon recent scientific insights and clinical experience, with care for the individual needs of the patient.

The NCA pursues full recognition of the chiropractic profession in the Netherlands, where the chiropractor will be considered as the expert in the field of conservative care of the spine and the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic Watergraafsmeer is affiliated with the NCA.


Dutch foundation of Chiropractic ‘SCN’ . In 2001, the Foundation of Chiropractic in the Netherlands was formed. This independent validated registration, strives to offer a high standard and transparent chiropractic care. It oversees and ensures that quality requirements set by the Quality Commission are being respected and carried out. This guarantees the independence/autonomy of the quality control of chiropractors.

Martijn van der Schouw is a registered chiropractor with the SCN and a member of the Review Committee.

Stichting Chiropractie Nederland