The Executive Management Team (EMT) is responsible for implementing the strategy for FICS and developing operational plans with which to achieve it. They provide oversight, operational risk management, quality improvement and financial achievement of the organisation and report directly to the ExCo.
The Executive Management Team consists of six Representatives (President, 1st Vice President, Head of Operations, Head of Finance, Head of Communications, and the Secretary General). The President and 1st Vice President sit on the EMT and provide the interface with the ExCo. The Secretary General provides Company Secretary responsibilities for FICS.
The Head of Operations, Head of Finance and Head of Communications are recruited by the EMT from wherever and in any way the EMT deems appropriate as long as they have the appropriate skills required for the positions. Their appointment is approved by the Executive Council.
Dr. Mustafa Ağaoğlu, DC, ICCSP
Dr Mustafa H. Agaoglu is a 1997 Life University graduate with a doctor of chiropractic degree. Prior to his chiropractic education he attained a bachelor degree in science from City University of New York. He practiced for one year in Lima, Peru. After receiving his Florida license he practiced in Florida until April 2004.
He has a medical office with his medical doctor wife in Izmir, Turkey and has been practicing there since September 2004. He was the founding president of Turkish Chiropractic Association. Dr. Agaoglu worked with Turkish Physically Challenged Parabadminton nationals and attended numerous tournaments with the national team. Currently he is the 1st vice president of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Chiropractic Federation. He has been the Eastern Mediterranean regional representative to FICS in the executive council since 2009. He has served FICS in communications commission and continues to serve in the education commission.
Dr. Agaoglu also has been part of the World Federation of Chiropractic Public Health Committee since 2015. He helped commence the masters in chiropractic sciences education program at Bahçesehir University of Istanbul, Turkey in 2015 and coordinator assisted and lectured up until June of 2019. He is a member of the international congresses organizing science commission of the Turkish traditional, complementary and alternative medicine department and continues to serve chiropractic internationally through chiropractic federations and nationally in Turkey.
1st Vice President
Dr. Bradley Sandler, MTech (Chiro), ICCSP
Dr. Sandler practices at the Bryanston Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic from the University of Johannesburg in 2006. He obtained his ICCSP in 2009 and is a fully accredited sports chiropractor through the South African Sports Medicine Association.
Dr. Sandler is the current 1st Vice President and African Regional Representative on the FICS Executive Council. He is the former treasurer of Chirosport South Africa having served on the Chirosport Exco for 10 years. He was a chiropractic faculty member and lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. As a sports chiropractor, he has worked in his community nationally and internationally. He most recently worked at the Paralympics in Rio 2016 and has served on the FICS team at the World Games in Koahsiung, Taiwan (2009) and Cali, Colombia (2013).
Interim Head of Finance
Dr. Brian Nook, DC
Dr. Nook (Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1983) practiced in Schaller and Holstein, Iowa then took leave to teach at the Technikon Natal Department of Chiropractic in Durban, South Africa from 1996 to 1999.
He was later the Dean, School of Chiropractic and Sports Science, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2003-13) where he had the opportunity to be the initial team to start the Chiropractic degree program at the University. He then went onto be Dean and Head of College at the Australian College of Physical Education in Sydney Olympic Park (2014-16). His current position is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus in San Jose.
He has advanced degrees including the Federations International de Chiropractic du Sports (FICS) sports diploma and has been involved in Sports Chiropractic for over 35 years. Brian has been a member of FICS since 1987. He has served as the First Vice-President and on several commissions. Currently, he serves on the Education and International Federations Commissions and is the FICS Liaison to the International World Games Association (IWGA). He has been a team physician and Chef de Mission at many sporting events throughout the world. He has served as a team chiropractor at four Olympic Games (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Salt Lake City), three All Africa Games and three World Games.
Interim Head of Operations
Dr. John Downes, DC
Dr. John Downes (Life University, 1986) is currently the longest-serving member of the FICS ExCo and is Second Vice-President. Formerly he represented the US Sports Chiropractic Federation on the ExCo, presently he is a member at large.
For the past ten years, he has been Director of International Programs at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where his faculty positions since 1991 have included Head, Technique Department and Director of Sports Chiropractic. He continues to teach in the Sports Health Science Master’s program.
John has over 35 years of sports chiropractic practice experience. Since 1996 he has served the Costa Rican Olympic Team at the national, Central American Games and Olympic levels. He is in demand internationally as a lecturer and technique instructor. He is a board member of the Council on Extremity Adjusting and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy.
Dr. Nils Osseiran
Dr. Nils Osseiran attended Murdoch University in Western Australia, graduated in 2015 and completed his ICCSP in 2018. Sport has always been an important part of his life, having represented Western Australia in several national teams and Australia internationally in Lacrosse.
He has treated at multiple local and national sporting events with a special interest in strength sports, having himself competed in several powerlifting competitions. Nils worked as a Sports Chiropractor in private practice in Perth, Australia for several years and now resides in his city of origin, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr. Keith Overland, DC, FICC
Dr. Keith Overland, DC, FICC has run a private chiropractic practice in Connecticut, USA for more than 35 years. He is dedicated to helping patients obtain access to conservative, cost-effective chiropractic care and to promoting the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.
In addition to being a past president of ACA, Dr. Overland has served as an ACA representative to the WFC and as Chairman of the ACA’s legislative committee, membership committee, political action committee and liaison to the ACA sports council and in 2014 honored as the ACA Chiropractor of the year!
In his home state, Dr. Overland was appointed by the governor to serve as chair of the Connecticut Governors Committee on Physical Fitness and as a member of the Connecticut Board of Chiropractic examiners. He is the past president of both the Connecticut Chiropractic Association and the New England Chiropractic Council.
A 1981 graduate of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), Dr. Overland has also made a mark in sports chiropractic, having worked with the New York Mets baseball team, the United State Speed Skating team, the United States Olympic Training Center, multiple World cups, the World Games in Taiwan and Germany with FICS, at the US Open golf championships and with many other state and local sports teams. He has taught undergraduate sports chiropractic courses at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC) and New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Overland is the medical editor for North East Tennis Magazine and has taught classes for the United States Tennis Association. He has authored about 40 articles and taught seminars worldwide on the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
Dr. Overland has been a spokesman for the chiropractic profession utilizing various forms of media from TV and radio to podcasts and interviews in some of the most important consumer publications. In his community as a board member of various non-profits, he has helped raise millions of dollars for multiple organizations.
Dr. Overlands’ passion as FICS Secretary-General will be focused on helping FICS achieve its mission, “Every athlete deserves access to sports chiropractic” by continuing to build the necessary resources to support chiropractic team attend sporting events, nationally and internationally.