Hugo Gibson was born in the Union of South Africa in 1942. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in 1972. He also married his wife Judy that year - they have four children. While at PCC, he became involved in the student ICA and has been an active ICA member since. Dr. Gibson is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association.
Currently, Dr. Gibson is the Chairman of the Board of the ICA.
He practiced in South Africa from 1973 until 1985. He was one of the prime movers in uniting the profession there and in re-opening the chiropractic register in 1985, which had been closed since 1971. Dr. Gibson was deeply involved in sport injuries, especially rugby, and was involved at provincial level administration for the sport. Upon his arrival to the USA, he was employed by Cleveland Chiropractic College where he was an instructor until 2006. In 1996, he was promoted to full Professor of Clinical Sciences. He is also a Board member of the Missouri Academy of Chiropractors who has been in private practice since 1972.