Covid-19 Health Concerns

We have been following the development of the COVID-19 epidemic closely, and with the ever-changing and growing large ban on large-scale events and the current travel restrictions in place around the world, we are currently canceling or rescheduling a number of our planned seminars for the first half of 2020.

FICS Members,

We have been following the development of the COVID-19 epidemic closely, and with the ever-changing and growing large ban on large-scale events and the current travel restrictions in place around the world,  we are currently canceling or rescheduling a number of our planned seminars for the first half of 2020. We understand the effects on your plans and practices and will work with members to keep you informed. 

  • New Jersey – April – Cancelled
  • Mexico – rescheduled to 8-11 July 2020
  • South Africa – rescheduled to 19-22 November 2020
  • Australia – currently exploring options for November/December 2020

Reschedule dates will be posted when things are safe for everyone to attend.  We will continue to monitor these, and all other seminars planned and will be update members closer to the dates.  We thank you for your continued support of the FICS and we look forward to seeing everyone at a future Hands-on  Module.  

In Health, Christine Foss DC, M.S.Ed., ATC, DACBSP, ICSC

FICS Education Commission Chair

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.

Contact Us: Games@ficsport.org

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.

Go to the Events page for dates of events.

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.

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 Games@ficsport.org

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 International Sports Federations Commission Chair,
Dr Simon Lawson ISFC@ficsport.org

Games Terms and Condition Policies for FICS Teams

Below are some reports from Games during the 2019 year.

News from desk of the SecGen

In my monthly updates to you, I plan on sharing both some interesting and enjoyable information for your use and consumption. Some will be sharing highlights from FICS commissions. Others from our business partners and other supporters who have information you may find interesting.

Dear FICS Friends and members

About 6 weeks ago, I was honored to be selected to serve our profession as the new Secretary General of FICS. While I have just begun what is shaping up as a steep learning curve, it has been incredibly fulfilling even in this short time.

In my monthly updates to you, I plan on sharing both some interesting and enjoyable information for your use and consumption.  Some will be sharing highlights from FICS commissions. Others from our business partners and other supporters who have information you may find interesting.

February 2020 update here………..
March 2020 update here……………

Mentoring

To assist our student members who are embarking on the next stage of their journey, FICS is compiling a list of doctors that students can contact to develop these relationships, assist with questions, or point them in the right direction.

Going from University straight into the professional working world can come as quite a shock. Students might have thought the learning stopped after sitting their last university exam but in reality, we all know how hard it is to take that first step into the world outside of University. This is when the real learning starts.

Mentoring can be very rewarding.

Some of the challenges which Sports Chiropractic Students face is connecting with practicing doctors and working their way through the minefields. Some of the common questions about licensing, laws, and practice in countries they may not be from and how they can get valuable experience working with athletes, all comes from becoming connected with an experienced hand who has been there and knows the ropes.

FICS is seeking Members who are happy to mentor students

Students and new graduates are looking for ways to find jobs, mentors, and preceptor opportunities abroad.   To assist our student members who are embarking on the next stage of their journey, FICS is compiling a list of doctors that students can contact to develop these relationships, assist with questions, or point them in the right direction.

If you are interested in assisting, please fill out the form below.  It will be distributed via email and listed online for viewing.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the FICS Student Commission members.
Gillian Johnston, gejrsa@gmail.com
Carly Zuehlke, drcarlyzuehlke@gmail.com

All assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you

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.