Vancouver NUCCA Clinic


The Council on Upper Cervical Care is one of the specialty councils of the International Chiropractors   Association. It is a professional forum designed to advance expertise in the analysis and care of the upper cervical spine and to be a voice for upper cervical chiropractic in research, education, clinical and policy-making environments. To this end it offers a post-doctoral program in upper cervical care leading to a Diplomate in 
Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP).  By building a strong network of upper cervical professionals, the Council seeks to promote unity within the articular- and  orthogonal- based procedure groups to increase chiropractic's impact on public health, advance research and be a solid resource for information on upper cervical care.


In 2019 Dr. Foran completed the Diplomate in Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP).  The diplomate program through the International Chiropractic Association consisted of 300+ hours of classroom instruction over 30 months. Once a month he  traveled to Chicago, (including Tampa, Davenport,  Denver, San Diego and San Franscsico) to meet with a handful of dedicated colleagues and Instructors to become experts in this specialized field of the Cranio cervical junction.  This rigorous program included not only classroom time, but sitting for multiple written exams, a case presentation, multiple oral exams, and being NUCCA Board certified.

Here are a few of the topics that were covered in the DCCJP:

Outcome Assessments and Technology
Advanced MRI Imaging
Craniocervical Junction Imaging
Upper Cervical Anatomy
Functional Neurology
Spinal Biomechanics
Craniocervical Junction Anatomy

Attending the 2019 Vancouver Film Priemere On a Scale of 1-10; Chronic Pain Documentary;

​Dr. Jeff Scholton, BSc (Kin), DC, DCCJP, FCCJP, PgCPain
Dr. Johanna Hoeller DC DCCJP 
Laurent Goldstein ( Film producer & Nucca Patient )