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.

Council Members

Dr Lisa Dickerson

Council Member

Council Member

Dr Lisa Dickerson

Council Member

Dr Lisa Dickerson, the owner and chiropractor at Boskruin Chiropractic, has been a practicing chiropractor for the past nine-and-a-half years since graduating in 2008. Dr Dickerson earned her Mtech: Chiropractic from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2008 as well as obtaining the post-graduate Diploma: Sports Chiropractic in the same year.

Dr Dickerson enjoys treating patients in a general chiropractic practice but has a special interest in sports chiropractic and paediatric chiropractic care. After graduating she served the Olivedale Family Practice as chiropractor for three-and-a-half years before joining the Discovery Health Wellness Centre. During this time Dr Dickerson was also a lecturer at the Department of Chiropractic of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) where she facilitated the 4th year subject, Clinical Biomechanics. Since 2011 she has been treating chiropractic ailments at Bryanston Chiropractic as well as at the Morningside Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic with her current practice being Boskruin Chiropractic in Randburg.

Memberships

  • Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA)
  • Chirosport SA
  • Paediatric Chiropractic South Africa (PCSA)

Qualifications

  • MTech: Chiropractic
  • ICCSP (International Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
  • Basic Life Support Certificate
  • Rocktape (Kinesiology taping) Certificate
  • Neonatal Examination, Spinal and Cranial Correction and Treatment of Common Paediatric Syndromes (Williams Paediatric Seminars)

 

Dr Luke Schmidt

Council Member

Council Member

 

Dr Luke Schmidt, owner of Olivedale Family Chiropractic, is a licensed chiropractor who serves Olivedale and the surrounding area. In addition to having graduated with an M.Tech: Chiropractic and a certificate in Kinesio Taping he is an International Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) through the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic/Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS).

Dr Schmidt opened his private practice in 2014 after completing his clinical years and internship portfolio and has since treated paediatrics, pregnant women, geriatrics and sportsmen and women in addition to the general day-to-day complaints and injuries. He has also treated injuries at numerous sporting events including the Africa CrossFit Regionals and the 94.7 Cycle Challenge.

Dr Schmidt serves on the board of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA) as the association’s vice-president. In addition, he is registered with Chirosport South Africa, Paediatric Chiropractic South Africa, the South African Spine Society, the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (as an alumni) and with the Golden Key Honour Society.

 

Memberships

  • Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA)
  • South African Spine Society (SASS)
  • Chirosport SA
  • Paediatric Chiropractic South Africa (PCSA)
  • World Congress of Chiropractic Students (Alumni)
  • Golden Key Honours Society

Qualifications

  • Tech: Chiropractic
  • International Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) through the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic/Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)
  • Certificate in Kinesio Taping

 

 

Dr Danella Lubbe

Dr Danella Lubbe is a registered chiropractor in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

She graduated from DUT with an M.Tech: Chiropractic in 2011 and has completed strapping and various other courses to continually advance her knowledge (in the best interest of her patients health).

Dr Lubbe runs a family practice and is passionate about health and wellness.

Dr Lubbe has worked as a part- time lecturer at DUT and moderator for examinations.

She is currently a member of CASA and has served on numerous committees for the chiropractic community on both a regional and national level.

Qualifications: M.Tech:Chiropractic (DUT)

Membership: CASA

Dr Cleo Prince

 

Dr Cleo Prince qualified in 2015 from Durban University of Technology (DUT) and started private practice in Musgrave in June of the same year. While she enjoyed private practice immensely, Dr Prince was given the opportunity to lecture within the department of Chiropractic at DUT on firstly, a part time basis from 2015 to 2017, and then she was appointed as a full time academic in 2018. Dr Prince lectures within the undergraduate program, is involved in research and is a clinical supervisor to the postgraduate students, along with running practice on a more part time basis. She enjoys enriching the student’s knowledge with innovative and novel teaching and learning practices, most recently, she teamed up with a university in Amsterdam to carry out an international collaborative project for the 3rd year chiropractic students.

Dr Prince was a member of CASA as a student and later joined as a practitioner. In 2018, she was appointed as a KZN regional committee member where her portfolio focused on student activities at DUT, and assisting the committee members to organise the CASA Congress in 2019. In 2020, Dr Prince was appointed as a council member for the CASA National Committee, and enjoys this new venture and her role is furthering and growing the wonderful profession of Chiropractic!

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.