The Upper and Lower Extremity Hands-on Seminars provide the basic skills and knowledge for chiropractors who would like to obtain an International sports chiropractic certificate. Students completing the certification hands-on seminars, and meeting the requirements of the e-Learning program, qualify to work as a volunteer at International games and events.
What you will need: The workshops and seminars are 85% practical and to complete the seminar and qualify for the certificate of completion you will be required to take part in all activities and attend all sessions. Students need to ensure they allow plenty of time to arrive before the allocated start time. Registrations open at 8am on the first day.
Appearance: Please wear clothing that will allow your class partner to access the extremity. CMT, soft tissue therapies and strapping interventions will be highlighted in this seminar and will require the region to be assessible.
Duration: Seminars will comprise of 3 days, total of 20 hours (excluding breaks). Timing of the days may vary depending on where the seminar is held, and students should check the event information for confirmation of the timing. The below timing in the delivery overview is provided as a guide to the structure of each day.
Breaks: Day one and two will have a half hour, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea break. Day three finishes before lunchtime.
Cost: The cost of the seminars are set by the host NSCS or Partner and students should refer to the registration information or contact the seminar coordinator for confirmation of this. FICS is sensitive to the domestic currency and makes all attempts to keep the seminar cost affordable.
Venue: The venue is listed in the information below however more details on this can be obtained from the seminar coordinator.
Delivery Overview: The training activities include a range of theoretical and practical tasks. Students are required to participate in all elements of the course, providing them with the opportunity to practice and refine their skills.
The workshops consist of the following units.
Day 1: 8.30 – 5.30pm
- Introduction to FICS and the International sports chiropractic certificate qualification
- Head injuries in sport
- Mopal and CMT – Hip
- Mopal and CMT – Hip – Knee
- Mopal and CMT – Knee – Ankle – Foot
Day 2: 8.30am – 4.30pm
- Soft Tissue Interventions
Day 3: 8.30am – 12.30pm
- Panel Discussion – time allowing.
Through the efforts and work of the FICS International Federations Commission, FICS has signed contracts with the International Federations to supply chiropractors at these events. If you would like to apply to serve at any of these events please submit an application. Please note that you must have completed your ICCSP designation at the time of submission of your application in order to qualify to serve on any FICS team. Please keep posted here for all our upcoming sanctioned games events.
FICS holds a biennial Assembly for its members that reports on all FICS issues and lets you meet and network with the leaders in sports chiropractic worldwide. A FICS Symposium is held in conjunction with our Assembly and has a choice of hands-on workshops, keynote lectures and best new sports chiropractic research. The FICS Executive Council also holds an annual board meeting in conjuction with an NCSC Presidents Meeting to discuss regional issues and business practices. Please keep posted here for all our upcoming meetings.
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