Misrepresentation of the FICS Name for Financial Gain

ALERT: organisation offering massage courses to individuals in middle eastern countries

It has been brought to our attention that there is an organisation offering massage courses to individuals in middle eastern countries with the belief that they will be able to receive a FICS certification on completion of the course.

This misuse of the FICS logo and brand is unethical and is used by the organisation claiming to be aligned with FICS to make a financial gain through deception.

We have addressed this through communication with the organisations in question and hopefully they will cease deceiving their course attendees.

FICS does everything it can to protect its members. Unfortunately we cannot control the actions of unscrupulous business across the globe.

Anyone attending a course where the organisers purport to be aligned with FICS or suggest that you will gain a certification that is accredited by FICS and you are not registering either through FICS or a National Chiropractic Sports Council then we suggest you do the following.

  • Firstly check the FICS web site to see if the organisation is a partner or a member of FICS.
  • Secondly, ask the course holder for the contact details for the FICS Regional Representative for the country you are attending the course.

If they are not a partner/member and are unable to provide these details it would indicate that they are not an FICS representative.

If you are still unsure then use the Contact Us on the FICS web site and provide as much information as possible so we can investigate the issue.

World Olympic Scholarship

To date, a number of Olympians have graduated and now are seeing patients including athletes and Olympians. Meet a couple of our current scholarship holders.

Meet Catalina Escobar Gomez! She is an Olympian Gymnast from Columbia and in her sixth trimester at Texas Chiropractic College. Hear from her about her amazing journey from the Olympics to becoming a world class doctor of chiropractic through FICS World Olympian Scholarship Program.

MeetMelissa Tancredi, a 3-time Olympian and 2-time bronze medalist during her 15-year soccer career, shares her journey about becoming a doctor of chiropractic medicine and explains what it takes to continue to strive on and off the field while juggling academics to become a health practitioner.

Volunteering at International Games

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.

Volunteering at Games as part of the FICS Sports Chiropractic team brings with it many rewards. 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.

Your time as a volunteer at games has many rewards:
Comradery – Multisport injuries – International Games – International Athletes – Generosity – Gratitude from athletes/event organizers/other professions working at games.

You join a truly worldwide movement and are spreading the benefits of sports chiropractic to even more corners of the world, showing the role which, we play in supporting athletes.

Below are some reports from Games during the 2019 year.

To Volunteer, please note that you must have completed your ICSC designation in order to qualify to serve on any FICS team. Applications and expressions of interest should be sent to the Chair of the Games Committee, Dr Tim Ray p944t86@msn.com

Team selection and event preparation will start 4-6 months prior to the event so please get your applications in asap. Any queries regarding events or seeking partnerships with FICS to place a team at your event should be addressed to the, International Sports Federations Commission Chair, Dr Simon Lawson drlawson@morningsidechiro.co.za

2019 Student Scholarships – Call for Nominations

FICS, the international organization representing the specialty of sports chiropractic, is pleased to announce four $1,000…

FICS, the international organization representing the specialty of sports chiropractic, is pleased to announce four $1,000 USD sponsorship for chiropractic students. Recipients of this award will be appointed to be a member of a FICS commission to allow them to widen their networks and further develop their interest in Sports Chiropractic. This program is proudly sponsored by our  Presenting, Platinum and Gold Level sponsors in support of the development of the future leaders in the sports chiropractic profession.

2019 submission MUST be sent to admin@ficsport.org before 5pm AEDT (UTC +11) 31 October 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.The expected announcement date of the award recipients is expected to be on or before 30 November 2019.

Email admin@ficsport.org for the electronically smart form to be sent to you. 

  • The application form MUST be filled in electronically. This is a smart form. Save on your computer to fill in. 
  • Supporting document and the application form MUST include the applicant’s name as part of the file name and be listed on the document in the header. 
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all documents are submitted correctly. 

ACCEPTED FORMAT of file names:

1. Joe_Brown_2019 Scholarship Application. 

2. Joe_Brown_Word Essay

3. Joe_Brown_Personal Participation

4. Joe_Brown_Contribtion to Sports Chiro

5. Joe_Brown_Good Character supporting letter 

Email as a combined PDF or as five files in the same email before 5pm AEDT (UTC +11) 31 October 2019.

Award Requirements

Students must be enrolled fulltime at an accredited/recognized chiropractic school, graduating in or after 2018.

(1) Application form filled in electronically. 

(2) 500-750-word essay concerning the importance of sports chiropractic services to athletes in training and competition, and to the future growth of the chiropractic profession.

(3) A description of personal participation in fitness and sports activities (100-200 words).

(4) A description of contributions to sports chiropractic at the college and/or otherwise – e.g. participation in the student sports chiropractic council activities; volunteer services at the college at sporting events and otherwise; published news articles or research; any other activities promoting sports chiropractic (100-200 words).

(5) Letter from faculty member teaching sports chiropractic and/or related subjects confirming good character and academic standard and recommending award.

RCCSS (C) President

The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) (RCCSS(C)) would like to announce and welcome…

January 2018: 

In January 2018, The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) (RCCSS(C)) announced and welcomed Dr. Scott Howitt as their newly elected President. Dr. Howitt has held numerous positions on the board of the RCCSS(C) over the last 12 years and is excited to transition into the leadership position of President. Read more.