Welcome to the EMMECF

On behalf of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Chiropractic Federation (EMMECF), I welcome you to our website.
The complexity of the sociopolitical situation in many parts of the middle east is such that health care faces many challenges. Although there are an estimated 115,000 chiropractors worldwide, chiropractic remains an emerging profession in many parts of the region and there are fewer than 120 chiropractors practising within member nations.
Our goal is to increase awareness of chiropractic and to widen access to chiropractors. The World Health Organization is increasingly recognising the global burden of spine and musculoskeletal disorders and at the same time there is an enormous shortfall in the health workforce around the world.
Our website aims to raise awareness of chiropractic in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region so that populations can benefit from their care and live happier, healthier and more active lives.

In health,

Stathis Papadoupoulos, PresidentDr Efstathios Papadopoulos DC, FFEAC, FICC

President, EMMECF


Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is a focus on reducing pain and disability by improving joint function and promoting rehabilitation.


The Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Chiropractic Federation (EMMECF) was formed to represent the interests of the chiropractic profession practising in the states that comprise the region that has been traditionally known as the Middle East. The Federation is made up of national associations of chiropractors.


The Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Chiropractic Federation (EMMECF) was first established on 17 April 2010. Current members include Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

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