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David H. Pierson

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Dr. David Pierson

David Pierson, DC, CCSP, FICC, ICSSD
Born May 20, 1952
Cincinnati, OH
Nationality Flag usa.gif United States
Education Chiropractic
Alma mater Palmer College of Chiropractic West
Occupation Chiropractic Physician Educator
Years active 1980's to present
Known for Sports Doctor
Title Physician, (DC)
Spouse(s) Jane

Dr. David H. Pierson, DC, CCSP, FICC, ICSSD[1] is a Chiropractic Physician practicing in Vermont, who is notable because he served as the 3rd President of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic[2], serving from 1992-1995[citation needed]. He had been elected in London, 1987 at the 1st organizing meeting of the FICS to the office of 2nd Vice-President, and rose to the Presidency following the completion of the term of his predecessor. He remained on the Board of FICS until 2004[citation needed]

He is married to Jane, and they have a daughter, Mackenzie, and a son Ryan. Dr. Pierson was born on May 20, 1952 in Cincinnati, OH, and graduated from San Jose State University with a BS degree[citation needed]. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West, and received his DC degree in 1981[citation needed].


  • 1978 - He was elected as trustee for the then fledgling Northern California College of Chiropractic, which became Palmer Chiropractic College West [3].
  • 1988 - He was editor of the 2nd Edition[citation needed] of the "FICS's Field Doctor's Manual", a guide to practitioners working on foreign soil. And was a major contributor to the 1st Ed.
  • 1988 - 2002 - FICS delegate to the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) now known as "Sport Accord"[citation needed]
  • 1994 - 2006 - Lecturer for the FICS Diplomate program known as ICSSD[4].
  • 2002 - 2009 - Vermont Chiropractic Association - VP, President, and Adviser[citation needed].
  • 2009 - present - Founding Board member, "Chiropractic Health Partners",[citation needed] an Independent Physician's Association, in Vermont.


Dr. Pierson was elected to the rank of "Fellow" in the International College of Chiropractors[5] , one of only 400 DC's so honored worldwide.


Dr. Pierson has been a team doctor at the following events:

  • 1987 - All African Games - Nairobi, Kenya - Chef-de-Mission, for a delegation of Doctors who all became members of FICS, and who opened this event up to the FICS, to send official delegations in following years. [7]
  • 1988 - All African Games - Annaba, Algeria - Co-Chef-de-Mission, for the FICS Delegation [7]
  • 1988 - Games of the XXIVth Olympiad in Seoul, Korea , Doctor for the Island Nation of Mauritius [8].
  • 1988 - World Track and Field Games Rome, Italy[citation needed]
  • 1989 - He was accepted into the prestigious program at the US Olympic Training Center [6] in Colorado Springs, in 1989.
  • 1996 - Dr. Pierson, was responsible for organizing and managing the FICS' chiropractic presence in the pre-games period preparing for the Summer Olympic Games of Atlanta, at the La Grange [9]training center.
  • 2002 - Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City, UT, USA - Served as FICS's Chef-de-Mission, to the World Olympian's Association's operation [10].


  1. Staff. "ACA Sports Council Members". ACA Sports Council. 
  2. Staff. "Dr. Bertamini Elected President". Dynamic Chiropractic. Retrieved 3/2012. 
  3. Keating, J. (Aug 7, 1978) (in English). Minutes of Organizational Meeting of Board of Trustees. National Institute of Chiropractic History. 
  4. Staff. "ICSSD Class in Mexico". Dynamic Chiropractic. 
  5. Staff. "The Official Directory". International College of Chiropractors. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Editorial Staff (Sept 10, 1993). "Int'l Sports Federation Honors Drs. Pierson and Patterson". Vol. 11, no 19. Dynamic Chiropractic. Retrieved 3/2012. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Silver members". IAOCO Silver members list. IAOCO. Retrieved 4/2012. 
  8. "Gold members". IAOCO Gold members list. IAOCO. Retrieved 3/2012. 
  9. Topel, C; Malone, E. (Oct 7, 1996). "FICS DCs Treat Olympic Athletes as They Prepare for Games". Vol14, No21. Dynamic Chiropractic. Retrieved 3/2012. 
  10. Staff. "FICS' World Report". Dynamic Chiropractic. 

External Links

FICS Website