XLR8 Handheld Cold Laser

Prize proudly sponsored by Erchonia Corporation. For every donation you make to the charity, you will go in the draw to win this incredible cutting edge technology, valued at $7,400 USD. FICS Charity supports student scholarships, volunteers at international sporting events, and sports chiropractic research.

FICS Vision: Every Athlete Deserves Access to Sport Chiropractic

For more than 30 years, volunteers from across the globe have worked tirelessly to bring this vision to life, and we have seen a consistent growth in the utilization of Doctor of Chiropractic on the fields and courts of sporting venues across the world. Today it is more important than ever to make the naturally focused approach of sports chiropractors available and accessible to athletes with injuries, and all those who wish to improve their performance. Your generous contribution will help us further this vision, by supporting student scholarships, volunteer doctors at international games, and furthering sports chiropractic research on a global scale. Thank you!

Prize Giveaway: Enter Now & Donate to WIN!

Make a donation to the FICS Charity for your chance to win an Erchonia XLR8 Handheld Cold Laser, valued at $7,400 USD. Every donation earns tickets in the sweepstakes, drawn 30 September 2021.

The Sweepstakes is being run by FICS in partnership with Erchonia to support student scholarships. For every donation you make to the charity, you will go in the draw to win the XLR8 Handheld Cold Laser. Profits from ticket sales will go towards the FICS charity objectives listed below. You may purchase as many tickets as you like to improve your odds of winning, via the buttons below.

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Terms and Conditions of the Prize Giveaway.

  1. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Prize giveaway Sweepstakes is Erchonia Corporation. Sweepstakes is being run/hosted by FICS – The Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport, in partnership with the Sponsor to support student scholarships.
  1. Funds: All funds raised from this Sweepstake will be used to support FICS scholarship program. This program facilitates a range of scholarships for chiropractic students to undertake continual education, training and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and work with athletes.
  2. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to those who purchase a ticket at It is open worldwide, to any adult aged 18 years + at the time of entry, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees, independent contractors, interns, officers, directors, and agents of Erchonia (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
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  4. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at on 01/08/2021 (1 August 2021) at 12:00 AM EST and ends on 30/09/2021 (30 September 2021) at 11:59 PM EST (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.
  5. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by purchasing one or more tickets at . The profits from ticket sales will go towards the FICS charity objectives listed on this page. The following donation amounts will earn the following total entries – you may purchase as many tickets as you like to improve your odds of winning.
    1. CHF 50 donation earns 5 tickets
    2. CHF 100 donation earns 10 tickets
    3. CHF 250 donation earns 30 tickets
    4. CHF 500 donation earns 60 tickets
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About the Prize

About Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or cold laser, is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions such as, but not restricted to, acute and chronic pain, body-contouring, acne and reduction in the appearance of cellulite. NON-THERMAL Laser is proven to be the most advanced delivery mechanism under the LLLT umbrella with the most clinical data, most impressive treatment results, and most expansive scope of practice.

Housed within the mitochondria, the cell energy manufacturer and communication system, are receptors capable of absorbing distinct parameters of light. Think of these receptors like any drug receptors. When we consume a prescription medication, the compound is absorbed by the body and it locates a particular receptor; based upon its molecular edesign, will bind to that receptor.

Once the drug binds, a secondary reaction inside the cell takes place. A similar mechanism is observed when exposing the body to a particular colour of light. During a laser treatment, the light will penetrate the skin and is absorbed by this receptor within the mitochondria. Receptor stimulation with light promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell growth and proliferation and enhanced blood and oxygen flow! Nothing Heals Faster®

Join Dr. Robert Silverman LIVE for talks on non thermal low level laser therapy in Sports Chiropractic, and how laser therapy can be applied to your practice.
Click Play on the Video Below

Charity Objectives

Furthering the vision that “Every Athlete Deserves Access to Sports Chiropractic”, FICS Charity supports student scholarships, volunteers at international sporting events, and sports chiropractic research. The charity trustees may determine a donation to other sports chiropractic initiatives which directly support the mission, vision and values of FICS.

Your donation will be allocated towards the following causes:

Student Scholarships

We believe that investment in today’s graduating students is an investment in the future of sports chiropractic, and for this reason FICS provides a range of support services to students to assist them in their final year of study.

The objective of these funds will be to facilitate a range of scholarships for chiropractic students to undertake continual education, training and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and work with athletes.

Working closely with our global partnering universities, which have chiropractic programs recognised by the Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI), the charity mission is to make scholarships available to all chiropractic students. These include financial assistance for tuition fees, postgraduate education, specialised mentoring services, and working experience within sports chiropractic.

The 2021 student scholarship recipients talk about their first impression of FICS and their journey as they make the transition from College into full-time clinic. Dr Johnston talks about the opportunities for students and the mentoring program which FICS has established to support students growth. Click to play video below.

Dr Gillian Johnston, FICS Student Commission Chair with 2021 scholarship reccipients

Access to Sports Chiropractic Care at International Events

In line with our vision of making sports chiropractic available and accessible to every athlete, the objectives of these funds will be to support certain expenses incurred by FICS sports chiropractic volunteers at a FICS games event. As determined by the Charity and review of the volunteer’s application, financial contributions of under 1,000 £ may be provided per volunteer, attending international events which FICS have a sports chiropractic delegation.

This will be a one-off payment to support the volunteer’s out-of-pocket expenses, where they will be providing their services to athletes as a volunteer for FICS. Payments are not used for any loss of practice time incurred by the volunteer, time spent at the games, or other services which they may offer.  All volunteers selected and attending FICS games events do so with no monetary payment for their time. This is an investment in support of the International Federations, the athletes, coaches and officials to have access to sports chiropractic care.

Contributions will only be made once the volunteer has worked at the event. Special consideration for contribution to be provided before an event will only be considered in extreme financial hardship. The decision to award funds prior to service at games will be at the discretion of the charity trustee.

The experience of volunteering at international games and events isn’t just about watching the Games, mingling with the athletes or thriving on the positive vibes that the event exudes from every pore. Taking part is as much about cultural-exchange and helping athletes perform naturally, as it is about the event.

Drs Lisa Goodman, Mindy Mar and Carly Zuenlke talk about their experience volunteering at international games.

Sports Chiropractic Research

The objective of these funds is to encourage and support researchers with novel ideas with seed funding that targets the research goals of FICS. These funds will facilitate support for small research grants/projects, which will contribute to the short, medium and long term goals of establishing a robust evidence base for sports chiropractic internationally.

An application that outlines the proposed targeted use of the funds will be required prior to any funding being allocated. Successful applicants will be required to provide an itemised and justified report on how those funds have been expended and how they have addressed the targeted research priorities of FICS.

– A report to the charity on the use and outcomes of their funding will be required periodically.

– Additionally, the recipient of the funds will be required to fulfil any publication requirements as set by the FICS research commission.

FICS is fostering and developing research. These funds will achieve this by promoting evidence-based research to describe the role of sports chiropractic in athlete care.

Dr Henry Pollard: How to write a case paper report.