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

Go to the Events page for dates of events.

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.

2019 Student Scholarships

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

CONGRATULATIONS to the following four recipients of the 2019 FICS Student Scholarship Award!

This scholarship is designed to reward exceptional students with financial assistance and provide them the ability to widen their networks within the Sports Chiropractic profession. The quality of applications received this year were of a very high standard, so they are to be congratulated on having achieved this award!

Please join us in congratulating Henry Jackson, Andrew Parks, Kelsi Holz and Shantai Watson. Click through to read more

CONGRATULATIONS!!
This year’s scholarships have been sponsored by Logan UniversityDynamic TapeStandard Process Inc., and Life University.

Applications for the 2020 Awards will open in September 2020

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.

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.