All the information you need to know about hands-on seminars and upcoming locations.

ICSC Seminar Overview

The upper and lower extremity hands-on seminars provide the basic skills and knowledge for chiropractors who would like to obtain an International sports chiropractic certificate. Candidates completing the certification hands-on seminars and meeting the requirements of the e-Learning program, qualify to work as a volunteer at International games and events. 

Delivery of ICSC Hands-on Seminars
FICS are embracing and using the technology available to us.  We are offering the delivery of the upper and lower extremity courses using a hybrid method. The theory section will be via a live online forum, the month before the delivery of the face to face sessions.   

Theory virtual session comprises all functions related to the delivery of the theory section of the course. It will form the foundation knowledge of the course and must be attended prior to the candidate attending the face to face session.  A short quiz will be sent to the candidate on completion of this session, which will be recorded on their file for completion purposes.  

Face to Face sessions will comprise the learning materials, active and interactive, which involve students hands-on skills. These sessions allow for interaction between the students’ and the instructors, networking opportunities and in-class practice to refine skills learnt.  

Completion: Candidates must attend both the virtual and face to face sessions, as well as completed the post theory session quiz to be awarded completion of the seminar.  All candidates records will be kept by FICS for the awarding of the seminar completion certificate and the completion of the ICSC.

If you have any questions, please reach out to FICS admin via email: 
In Health, Christine Foss DC, M.S.Ed., ATC, DACBSP, ICSC, FICS Education Commission Chair


Virtual Seminar

Whether this is your first virtual seminar with FICS, or you have been to a seminar before, we look forward to welcoming you and having a fun couple of days learning new skills. The virtual session will cover the theory part of the module and will be followed up with the face to face seminar. Completion of both the virtual and face to face is required to be issued the completion of the seminar.

At the end of the virtual session, candidates are sent a short question and answer quiz to fill in and return. These quizzes are designed to test your understanding of the materials covered during the sessions and will be a requirement of completion of the seminar material covered.  More information about this process will be explained after you register for the seminar.  The sessions are recorded and made available to participants who have attended after the submission of the post-session quiz is returned. 

Candidates login details, times you logged in and out will be recorded as part of the issue of completion for this session. Your registration name MUST match your computer login name to be admitted to the session.

Planning your time:

One of the most difficult things with virtual seminars is being behind a computer instead of sitting in front of people as if you were at a seminar in person. Preparing your time is important to ensure you get the most out of these sessions. We have listed a couple of tips below.

  • Make sure you read the schedule so you can plan your time and check your time zone. All times will be listed in the time zone of the country hosting the seminar and have a UTC reference added. (UTC +1)
  • You need to ensure you dedicate the time to the seminar, away from distractions.
  • Consider picking a nice quiet place away from distractions which may pull your attention elsewhere.
  • If you are a student, you may want to consider meeting up with a classmate and undertake the session together
  • Make sure you have a quiet environment. 
  • Make sure you use the breaks to get up and move around and refresh before the next session.

Social media during or after the seminar:

FICS would like to acknowledge our seminar sponsors for their support, as their sponsorship allows us to provide members with the resources they need at both games and seminars. One of the great ways to acknowledge sponsors is by tagging them in social media when posting photos and updates from your attendance at the event.  We kindly ask you to acknowledge our sponsors when posting on your social media platforms at any FICS event via the following handles and hashtags:  

Hashtags for event:     #FICSICSC     #ICSC       #SPORTSCHIRO    

Facebook Instagram Twitter

@FICSsportschiro                          fics_sports_chiropractic                       fics_sportschiro

@Dynamic Tape

    Face-to-Face seminars

    What you will need: The workshops and seminars are 85% practical and to complete the seminar and qualify for the certificate of completion you will be required to take part in all activities and attend all sessions. Students need to ensure they allow plenty of time to arrive before the allocated start time. Registrations open at 8 am on the first day.

    Appearance: Please wear clothing that will allow your class partner to access the extremity. CMT, soft tissue therapies and strapping interventions will be highlighted in this seminar and will require the region to be accessible.

    Duration: Seminars will comprise up to 4 days (depending on the delivery method chosen for the seminar). The timing of the days may vary depending on where the seminar is held, and students should check the event information for confirmation of the timing. The below timing in the delivery overview is provided as a guide to the structure of each day.

    Breaks: There are regular breaks scheduled to allow for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea break. 

    Cost: The cost of the seminars is set by the host NCSC or partner and students should refer to the registration information or contact the seminar coordinator for confirmation of this. FICS is sensitive to the domestic currency and makes all attempts to keep the seminar cost affordable.

    Venue: The venue is listed in the information below however more details on this can be obtained from the seminar coordinator.

    Delivery Overview: The training activities include a range of theoretical and practical tasks. Candidates are required to participate in all elements of the course, providing them with the opportunity to practice and refine their skills.

    Upcoming Scheduled Seminars

    All seminars which are open for registration can be found in the FICS shop.

    If you would like to check on the status of any upcoming seminars which are not listed on the shop front, reach out to

    Interested in hosting a FICS hands-on seminar in your Country: Below is some frequently asked questions and answers. To open up a conversation about this or express interest in co-hosting a seminar, reach out to

    1. What is the prerequisite for attending the ICSC practical? – FICS currently deliver the hands-on seminars as a hybrid (10 hours online learning to cover the theory) and then 10 hours face to face. Face-to-face is all hands-on applications with participants undertaking the necessary skills of the seminar delivered.
    2. The hands-on seminars are Upper and Lower Extremity, can these be delivered together?
      Yes, these are delivered as part of a continual program over 2.5 days face-to-face (20 hours). If hosting one of the session is a stand-alone session the face-to-face seminar will be 1.5  days (10 hours).
    3. Do our members need to attend all ten (10) ICSC online modules before qualifying to take the practicals, hands-on classes?
      No. The requirement of the ICSC can be taken in any order. Participate registering for the hands-on will be given access to the online learning modules if they are yet to start that part of the course. 
    4. Can you attend the hands-on for professional development and not complete the full ICSC requirement? 
      Yes, the hands-on seminars are open to all interested parties wishing to attend these seminars. If you are not a member of FICS you can register through the non-member rate. Students in their last year of study or 1st year postgraduate will be offered a student rate. 
    5. What is the duration of the practical course? If you host just one session, it is ten (10) hours face-to-face. If hosting both together, it is twenty (20) hours face-to-face. We will work with you as to the preferred days but usually find a combination of a Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday works best.
    6. What is the instructor/ invigilator, student ratio?
      For 20-30 participants, we have two (2) instructors. The instructor /student ratio is roughly 1/12  for most of our classes.  However different venues, cost of travel etc do play a role in the ratio set up for the class.
    7. How large of a venue needed?
      FICS need to understand the restrictions which your country may have in place, however, as a general rule, you would need a venue that would be large enough for about 12 chiropractic tables.  This would allow 24 students at the very least.

    Past Seminars

    Contact FICS via email if you would like to host a seminar in your country. 

    • Upper Extremity – Madrid Spain: July 2021
    • Lower Extremity – Paris France: July 2021
    • Upper Extremity – Oxford UK: September 2021
    • Upper Extremity – Lausanne Switzerland: September 2021
    • 2020 seminars from February cancelled due to Covid-19
    • Upper Extremity – Paris France: January 2020
    • Lower Extremity – Oslo Norway: January 2020
    • Upper & Lower Extremity: Chile August 2019
    • Lower Extremity – Oxford UK: October 2019
    • ICCSP Lower Extremity – Sweden Malmo: November  2018
    • ICCSP Upper Extremity – Gold Coast Australia: April  2018
    • ICCSP Upper Extremity – Oxford UK: October 2018
    • ICCSP Lower Extremity – Sydney Australia: February 2017
    • ICCSP  Upper Extremity – Lausanne Switzerland: June 2017
    • ICCSP  Upper, Lower & Advanced Standing – South Africa Stellenbosch September 2017
    • ICCSP Lower Extremity – Madrid Spain: October 2017
    • ICCSP – Exam & Advanced Standing Course, Puerto Rico: March 2016
    • ICCSP  Upper Extremity – Amsterdam Netherlands: April 2016
    • ICCSP  Lower Extremity – Lausanne Switzerland: June 2015
    • ICCSP  Lower Extremity – Gold Coast Australia:  August 2015
    • ICCSP  Upper Extremity – Oxford UK: October 2015
    • ICCSP  – Wolfsburg, Germany: September 2014
    • ICCSP – Johannesburg, South Africa: March 2014

    The global coronavirus19 outbreak changed the way we think about face to face seminars.  The delivery of the upper and lower extremity seminars will include a virtual presentation one month before the face-to-face session to cover the theory and prepare students for a fully hands-on practical seminar. We look forward to working with all our partners and NCSC to ensure we can continue to raise the level of available seminars held making it more accessible for doctors to undertake this learning.

    Dr Christine Foss

    FICS Education Chair