An international Delphi study to identify sports chiropractic global research priorities.

FICS Foundation awards researchers USD $4,000 grant for research entitled: An international Delphi study to identify sports chiropractic global research priorities.

FICS Foundation awards researchers USD $4,000 grant for research entitled: An international Delphi study to identify sports chiropractic global research priorities.  

Dr Melissa Belchos

The principle investigator for this research is Dr. Melissa Belchos.  This grant funds her thesis project for the Sports Sciences Residency Program at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  Her co-investigators are Drs. Alex Lee, Stephen M. Perle, Katie de Luca, and Silvano Mior.  Dr. Lee is the Chair of the Research and Education Commission of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) and a member of the FICS Research Commission.  Dr. Perle is the Chair of the FICS Research Commission, the North American Representative on the FICS Executive Council and Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic. Dr. de Luca is a post-doctoral research fellow at Macquarie University in the Department of Chiropractic and a twice FICS Research Award winner.  Dr. Mior is a Professor and the Director, Research Partnerships and Health Policy at CMCC.  

The purpose of this study is to determine consensus on research priorities to create a global sports chiropractic research agenda.  This will be done using a Delphi study design, a systematic method to integrate expert opinions to determine consensus on sports chiropractic research priorities. Clinicians, academics and leaders from the sports chiropractic field will be recruited internationally. Current chiropractic research agendas have not included sports-specific research directives which this study will develop.  

Expression of Interest – Executive Management Team (EMT)

We are looking for people with a passion to assist athletes and a skill set that matches the position they are applying for.

Notice Updated 10 June 2020
The EMT is the operational arm of FICS; it deals with the day to day activities needed to progress FICS forward. This will help to guide our organization to become better in communication with our members but also giving our members better support within their region.

The EMT is made up of the FICS President, Vice President, Secretary-General, and the three new positions;

An update on the process of this round of position as at 10 June 2020 is posted below:

Head of Operations (HOO)
Updated position statement posted we will be opening this, call for interest period up to an extension with applications now being accepted up to Friday 17th July.

The three new positions (above) can be drawn from within or outside of the Chiropractic profession, which could prove very beneficial for our organization. We are looking for people with a passion to assist athletes and a skill set that matches the position they are applying for.

  • Head of Marketing (HOM) – Application closed appointment made.
  • Head of Finance (HOF) – Application closed appointment made.

We want YOU!   These positions are aimed at increasing the skill set of people serving on the FICS EMT. This will assist FICS now and into the future continue to build the showcase Sports Chiropractic on the world stage, as well as supporting athletes by ensuring “Every athlete has access to sports chiropractic” globally. 

Please submit your CV and a letter of claim against the above position to [email protected] before the closing date listed above. If you would like to discuss the position you can reach the Chair of the Selection Committee Dr. Martin Isaksson at [email protected]

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.

2nd March 2020

Dear 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: [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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……………
April 2020 update here………………