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CSIT Games Spain 2019

News update 4th July 2019

FICS are lucky to be supported with passionate members willing to offer their time freely to support athletes at games. FICS currently have a team on the ground in Tortosa Spain. Hear more from FICS Chefs de Mission Tim Ray who is on the ground with the FICS team supporting athletes. You can follow all the updates at #FICSCSIT2019. 

325E43E2 C583 4B15 9678 4A2E93D2BBC5"We are quite busy here, leaving before 8:00 and returning between 21-23:00 each day. We are in five surrounding cities which are in a 27K radius of Tortosa. It is hot here with temperatures ranging from 30-40C. Having a moment to reflect on daily occurrences even between ourselves is minimal and limited to the moments eating breakfast together for 15-20 minutes in the morning; to short conversations with teams as they return at night. Then off to bed to start over in the morning. 

My initial impressions in the administration of our services is we are functioning well together. Athletes and sports federations are also happy with us being here. With this being the 3rd time FICS has worked these games, we are now experiencing that we (FICS) are remembered from past WSG games. This recognition is the first time we have enjoyed this advantage. 

I call the last 2 days "Camel through the keyhole" days because this is when we find out how all the collaboration, preparation and organization for CSIT, TORTOC, FICS now work together. Also how for months our ideas, wishes, planning, compromising between what we would have liked; compared to what is available are mixed together into an improvisation of a final product. Then we push it all out the door to see how it works with hope and anxiety for the best. I now feel our planning and coordination were spot on. Our team selection accurate, as all are working well together at a high level of professionalism and functionality. Most importantly our members are having fun doing what they love to do best, giving athletes a level playing field of care and proving sports chiropractic is a vital component in the world of sports medicine.

Sending you are best from Spain,

Tim Ray" 

RCCSS (C) New President

Announcement January 2018: 

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

FICS Secretary-General

Graeme Harrison-Brown - FICS Secretary-General

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Mr Harrison-Brown, who holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has extensive business management experience and success, and brings impressive credentials to the part-time but key leadership role of FICS Secretary-General.

For 12 years until late 2016 he was CEO of Connexxion Pty Ltd, an information, communication and technology (ICT) company that grew significantly under his leadership.  This was in a field, ICT, which demands constant innovation as well as strong corporate planning and management.

Earlier in his career Mr Harrison-Brown spent over 20 years from 1982-2004 with the Australian Department of Defence: Air Force, in senior management positions from 1999 managing regional then Australia-wide budgets from $5 million to $350 million, and building relationships with many stakeholders in the governmental, not-for-profit and private sectors.

“Apart from his outstanding abilities and experience  in management, Graeme brings an important perspective on chiropractic to the FICS leadership,” said FICS President Dr Pete Garbutt, “that of a satisfied chiropractic patient for the past 15 years, who will have a fresh and  independent view of the strengths, limitations, needs and potential of FICS.”

FICS is the international organization representing the specialty of sports chiropractic.  It has its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and its administrative office in Australia.  Its Executive Council has representatives from seven world regions.  

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FICS Info Bites - Concussion

November 10, 2017

Sport-Related Concussion (SRC)
2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement

Concussion Recognition Tool version 5 (CRT5), the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool version 5 (SCAT5) and/or the Child SCAT5

The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements 1–4 and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. This document is developed for physicians and healthcare providers who are involved in athlete care, whether at a recreational, elite or professional level. While agreement exists on the principal messages conveyed by this document, the authors acknowledge that the science of SRC is evolving and therefore individual management and return-to-play decisions remain in the realm of clinical judgement. First and foremost, this document is intended to guide clinical practice; however, the authors feel that it can also help form the agenda for future research relevant to SRC by identifying knowledge gaps. 

Readers are encouraged to copy and freely distribute this Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport, the Concussion Recognition Tool version 5 (CRT5), the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool version 5 (SCAT5) and/or the Child SCAT5. None of these are subject to copyright restriction, provided they are used in their complete format, are not altered in any way, not sold for commercial gain or rebranded, not converted into a digital format without permission, and are cited correctly.

Click here to download  2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement, Concussion Recognition Tool version 5 (CRT5), the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool version 5 (SCAT5) and/or the Child SCAT5.

FICS Membership Commission

ABOUT THE FICS Membership Commission
The FICS Membership Commission is dedicated to providing membership with current sports chiropractic news to improve clinical practice and sports chiropractic internationally.

New Sports Chiropractic Fellow to Upgrade ICCSP – Dr Beth Antoine

August 15, 2017

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Congratulations to Dr. Beth Antoine of Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) in Minnesota, just chosen as the sports chiropractic fellow to be part funded by FICS for the next 3 years.  During this time, working with and supervised by Dr. Tim Stark, Director, Human Performance Center, NWHSU and Chair, FICS Education Commission, Beth will be responsible for literature reviews and other work leading to continuous improvement of the ICCSP online and seminar coursework and assessment.

Qualified as both a Doctor of Chiropractic and an athletic trainer, Beth also has a master’s degree in sports psychology and is completing a second masters in clinical nutrition.  As a sports chiropractic fellow she will also be providing clinical services.  Look for Bethat future FICS seminars and other meetings.  Congratulations Beth, congratulations Tim.

 

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FICS Olympians Scholarship Program

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World Olympians Scholarship Program


Greetings Olympians and Olympic Families:

In the spirit of the Olympic Movement and in partnership with ten of our Chiropractic Institutions, we at FICS are honored to support education for Olympians worldwide by providing the “World Olympian Scholarship Program” to Olympians who are academically qualified and interested in pursuing a career in Chiropractic.
 
Olympians selected for this program will serve as an Ambassador for the Olympic Movement and for Chiropractic as an advocate for how the profession fundamentally enhanced the Olympian’s athletic pursuit.
  
Currently, there are 10 schools participating in this program, 9 in the US and 1 in Canada and to date 6 schools have signed an MOU with FICS and the Olympian.  All offer a full academic scholarship with the exception of the school in Canada, whereby they offer a 1/2 scholarship.  We are grateful to all the participating institutions.  We will continue to approach additional chiropractic institutions to join the 10 now providing scholarships.  
 
To date, a number of Olympians have graduated and now are seeing patients including athletes and Olympians.  Those graduating are from Jamaica, Australia, Canada and the US.  We have additional potential candidates wishing to enter the program from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

We look forward to helping you through this application process.  Click here to submit application.


Sincerely,

Dr Jay Greenstein
Chair, World Olympians Scholarship Program

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For more information on the Academic Requirements of the FICS Olympian Scholarship Program contact:
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Downloadable information: 
World Olympians Scholarship Program Overview by Dr Jay Greenstein, Chair, World Olympians Scholarship Program