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Members At Large

Angela Salcedo

AngelaDr Angela Salcedo, DC, FICC

Dr. Salcedo (Life University, 1998) practices in Washington, DC a few blocks from The White House. She is presently the Washington, DC Delegate of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and is a Past President of the District of Columbia Chiropractic Association (DCCA). She was ACA Sports Councils 2008 Sports Chiropractor of the Year.

Angela serves on the FICS ExCo as a member at large, is Chair of the World Olympians Scholarship Program Commission, and a member of the International Federations Commission and the Games Commission with special authority and responsibilities in Latin America.

In addition to treating business professionals, foreign diplomats, federal and local government employees in her Washington DC clinic, she also has worked with elite and Olympic athletes nationally and internationally at many professional games and events including the 2007 Miami Gold Cup, 2007 Penn Relays, 2007 Rio Pan American Games, 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2011 Pan American Games and 2012 London Olympics. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Brian Nook

BrianNookDr Brian Nook, DC

Dr. Nook (Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1983) practiced in Schaller and Holstein, Iowa then took leave to teach at the Technikon Natal Department of Chiropractic in Durban, South Africa from 1996 to 1999.
He was later the Dean, School of Chiropractic and Sports Science, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2003-13) and Dean and Head of College at the Australian College of Physical Education in Sydney Olympic Park (2014-16). His current position is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus in San Jose.
Brian has been a member of FICS since 1987. He has served as the First Vice-President and on several commissions. Currently he serves on the Education and International Federations Commissions, and is the FICS Liaison to the International World Games Association (IWGA). He has been a team physician and Chef de Mission at many sporting events throughout the world. He has served at four Olympic Games, three All Africa Games and three World Games.

John Downes

JohnDownesDr John Downes, DC

Dr John Downes (Life University, 1986) is currently the longest-serving member of the FICS ExCo and is Second Vice-President. Formerly he represented the US Sports Chiropractic Federation on the ExCo, presently he is a member at large.

For the past ten years he has been Director of International Programs at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where his faculty positions since 1991 have included Head, Technique Department and Director of Sports Chiropractic. He continues to teach in the Sports Health Science Master’s program.

John has over 35 years of sports chiropractic practice experience. Since 1996 he has served the Costa Rican Olympic Team at the national, Central American Games and Olympic levels. He is in demand internationally as a lecturer and technique instructor. He is a board member of the Council on Extremity Adjusting and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy.

Kazutoshi Isa

KazDr Kazutoshi Isa, DC

Dr Isa (Cleveland Chiropractic College, LA, 2005) was a national caliber swimmer in Japan, competing for a national title 15 times. To work in sports medicine, and on scholarship in the USA, he first gained a degree in kinesiology and athletic training at the California State University at Northridge (CSUN). He then decided on a career in chiropractic and, after graduating from Cleveland, earned a CCSP as well as an ATC.

Kaz, who returned to Japan to practice in Tokyo and his home town of Urayasu, has served on the FICS ExCo as the Asian representative for the past 4 years and is a member of the Education and Games Commissions. From 2007 he was a lecturer at the Murdoch University International Study Centre in Tokyo until its closure, and he was the FICS Administrator for the recent ICCSP program and exam in Japan.

His extensive sports chiropractic experience includes working with men's and women's basketball, volleyball, soccer and track and field athletes, and with Japanese professional wrestlers, professional golfers and collegiate level swimmers. Internationally, he has served at various games events, most recently in the polyclinic for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.