The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic / Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) was initiated in 1987 by Dr. Stephen Press at a meeting of national sports chiropractic leaders held in London, England, and has represented sports chiropractic on an international basis since that time.
Since 1998 FICS has been governed by statutes under the Swiss Civil Code. These statutes, which may be found in full at this website, now provide for an Executive Council elected according to seven world regions – Africa, Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Pacific .
During the past 30 years, major FICS activities have included building relationships with international sports federations, athletes, other health care professionals, and their representative organizations; developing and presenting postgraduate educational programs for sports chiropractors; and coordinating teams of properly credentialed sports chiropractors to provide services to athletes at major sporting events up to and including the Olympic Games.
Initially, its offices were in New Jersey, the USA at the premises of its first President, Dr. Stephen Press. In 1998 FICS headquarters moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, home of the Olympic Movement. In 2018 FICS administrative service went out to a worldwide tender and the administrative function of FICS is now managed from Canberra Australia, with FICS headquarters at the House of Sport in Lausanne. This is supportive of a virtual organization supporting an international member base .
Founder: Dr. Stephen Press (USA)
Past Presidents: Dr. Noel Patterson (Australia), Dr. David Pierson (USA), Dr. Daniele Bertamini (Italy), Dr. Roland Noirat (Switzerland), Dr. Sheila Wilson (USA), Dr. Peter Garbutt (Australia)
The current President is 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.
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.