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'''Stephen J Press, DC, CCSP, FACSM, FICC, [[ICSSD]]''' is an American [[chiropractor]]. He was born in 1947 to Howard and Renée Press (née Graf) in [[Bronx]], [[New York]]. Dr. Press  is 2nd Cousin to [[Calvin Klein]] <ref name=book>{{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=Author Press will discuss his new book|journal=Northern valley Suburbanite| volume=| page=37| number=| date=January 19, 2005}}</ref>, and descendant of the composer [[Jacques Offenbach]] <ref name=book></ref>.
He founded the [[International Federation of Sports Chiropractic]], and the [[International Academy of Olympic Chiropractic Officers]] <ref name=IAOCO> {{Cite web | title = Gold Members| url =| dateformat = | accessdate = Nov 20, 2009}}</ref>, and was appointed by the Chairman of the [[USSR]] [[State Sports Committee]] to serve as [[Chief Physician]] <ref name=Rusak> {{Cite web | title = Letter from Chrmn, USSR  Sports Committee to Hon. Geo. H. W. Bush | url = | dateformat = | accessdate = Nov. 20, 2009 }}</ref> for the [[1992 Winter Olympics|XVI Winter Olympic Games]], in [[Albertville]], [[France]].  In 1990, the [[Board of directors]] of the [[International Federation of Sports Chiropractic]], awarded him the "[[FICS Gold Medal]]", "the highest award the profession can give to a Sports  Chiropractor, Internationally". <ref> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=FICS Awards Gold Medal To Dr. Press|journal=Dynamic Chiropractic|volume=8|page=1|number=16|date=Aug 1, 1990|url=}}</ref>  He is currently in private practice in [[Englewood]], [[New Jersey]] and consulting chiropractic staff at Preakness Healthcare Center (formerly Preakness Hospital). <ref> {{Cite web | title = Preakness Hospital Staff Certificate| url =| dateformat = | accessdate = Nov 20, 2009}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news |title=Preakness Hospital |author=Staff |newspaper=North Jersey Media Group/Bergen Record |date= |url= }}</ref>
Dr. Press received his [[Bachelors Degree]] in [[biology]] from [[Thomas Edison State College]] <ref> {{Cite web | title = Thomas Edison Alumni | url =
| dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov. 20, 2009}} </ref> <ref> {{Cite web | title = BA Diploma | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov. 20, 2009 }}</ref> and obtained his [[Doctor of Chiropractic]] degree from [[Palmer College of Chiropractic]] in 1978. <ref> {{Cite web | title = DC Diploma | url =| dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov. 22, 2009 }}</ref> He obtained his [[Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician]] certification  <ref> {{Cite web | title = CCSP Diploma | url =| dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov. 22, 2009 }}</ref> and became the only Chiropractor to be named <ref name= ISCA> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=Doctor Named to board of Sports Chiropractic Commission|journal=Northern Valley Suburbanite|volume=|page=S9|number=|date=March 5, 2008|url=}}</ref>[[Fellow]] of the [[American College of Sports Medicine]] in 1983. <ref> {{Cite web | title = FACSM Diploma | url =| dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov. 22, 2009 }}</ref> Then in 1981 he went to the UK to participate in the "Team Physician's course" of the [[International Federation of Sports Medicine]], ([[FIMS]]) <ref> {{Cite web | title = BASM Diploma | url =| dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov. 22, 2009 }}</ref>.
In 1970 he joined the City of [[Englewood, NJ]]  [[Auxiliary Police]], and was named [[Chief]] <ref name= ISCA></ref> under then Mayor Walter Taylor  in 1977. He was simultaneously a member of the [[Englewood]]  Volunteer Ambulance Corps, <ref name= ISCA></ref> until he left to finish Chiropractic school. In 1982, Dr. Press  ran unsuccessfully for [[Councilman-at-large]], losing to [[Eddie Haden]], Esq., the running mate of  [[Congressman]] [[Steve Rothman]], who was elected [[Mayor]], in the City of Englewood  <ref name= ISCA></ref>.
==Professional Career==
1987 - He Founded the [[International Federation of Sports Chiropractic]] (FICS) and was elected its  first President, <ref name= FICS1> {{Cite news |title=Dr. Press Contends that DCs Should Direct Anti-Doping Programs |author=Staff |newspaper=Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 19, Issue 01 (2nd article) |date=Jan. 1, 2001 |url= }}</ref> <ref> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=Archived FICS Website|journal=|volume=|page=|number=|date=2004|url=}}</ref> <ref name=FICS2> {{Cite news |title=Dr. Press Named to Medical Commission of Int'l Chess Federation |author=Staff |newspaper=Dynamic Chiropractic,Vol. 18, Issue 16 |date=July 24, 2000 |url=}}</ref> <ref name=Agony> {{Cite news |title=Treating  the Agony of Defeat |author=James, Valerie |newspaper=Bergen Record / North Jersey Media Group |date=Dec. 6, 1988 |page=1-Lifestyle Section |url= }}</ref>
1988 - He lead a delegation of chiropractors to [[Annaba]], [[Algeria]] to provide services at the [[African Championships in Athletics]] <ref> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=Global Reports|journal=Dynamic Chiropractic|volume=6|page=34|number=21|date=October 15, 1988|url=}}</ref>  <ref name=ICArev> {{cite journal|last=Press|first=S|title=What is FICS|journal=ICA Review|volume=|page=26-27|number=|date=May-June 1989|url=}}</ref> Later in the same year he took a group of chiropractors to [[Moscow]], to study at the [[Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism]] (RSUPES&T). <ref> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=FICS in Soviet Union|journal=Dynamic Chiropractic| volume=7| page=12-13|number=14|date=July 15, 1989|url=}}</ref> <ref> {{Cite web | title = RSUPES&T
| url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = November 22, 2009 }}
</ref> While in Moscow, Dr. Press was asked to treat the (now) two-time [[Olympic Gold medal]] figure skater[[Yekaterina Gordeeva]]. <ref> {{cite journal|last= Celizic| first=Mike| title=Cracking a Barrier | journal=North Jersey Media Group, Bergen Record|volume=Sport Section|page=1|number=|date=Feb. 13, 1990|url=}}</ref>
1991 - Together with the Chief [[Neurologist]] of [[Moscow]], Dr. [[Anatoly Fedin]], he opened the Soviet-American Chiropractic Center at the 2000  bed [[Pirogov Institute]]. Together they created the "Faculty of Chiropractic" at the facility. <ref> {{cite journal| last=Staff| first=|title=Soviet Medical School to Offer Chropractic Degree|journal=Dynamic Chiropractic|volume=9|page=|number=17|date=Aug 16, 1991|url=}}</ref>  <ref> {{cite journal|last=Rabin|first=P|title=No Problems back in the USSR|journal=Northern Valley Suburbanite|volume=|page=3|number=|date=August 3, 1991|url=}}</ref>
At a meeting in [[Washington, DC]],  Dr. Press  was unanimously elected to the office of Secretary-general of the World Fitness Federation, <ref> {{Cite web | title = WFF Website | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov 22, 2009 }} </ref> <ref> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=New International Fitness Federation Involves  Chiropractic| journal=Dynamic Chiropractic |volume=9 |page=35|number=10|date= |url=}}</ref> which sent a delegation to the [[World Health Organization]] later that year.
Invited by the Venezuelan  government at the auspices of Dr. Luis Valera, of Caracas, Dr. Press  was asked to speak at the Headquarters of the Venezuelan National Guard, called  [[EFOFAC]], to a delegation of the medical corps of the armed Forces of Venezuela, as well as to the Medical Corps of [[MARAVEN]] the National Petroleum Company. During the trip, he met with the [[Sports Minister]] of [[Venezuela]], Sra. [[Flor Isava-Fonseca]], and discussed the future recognition of the [[International Federation of Sports Chiropractic]], by the [[IOC]]. <ref> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=FICS' Mission to Venezuela|journal=Dynamic Chiropractic|volume=9|page=5|number=14|date=July 5, 1991|url=}}</ref> <ref> {{Cite web | title = Aerial view / photos of EFOFAC | url = | dateformat = mdy| accessdate = Nov. 22, 2009 }} </ref> <ref name=ElUniv> {{Cite news |title=Seminario Magistral |author=Staff  |newspaper=El Universal (Caracas, Venezuela) |date=Apr. 4, 1991 |url= }} </ref>
1992 - He was appointed by [[Nicholai Ivanovich Rusak]], Chairman, [[State Sports Committee]] of the [[USSR]], to the post of Chief Physician of the [[USSR]] Winter Olympic team, then known as the [[Unified Team]]. XVI<sup>th</sup> [[Winter Olympic Games]], [[Albertville]], [[France]].  <ref> {{Cite news |title=DC to Direct Services for Soviet Medical Team |author=Staff|newspaper=Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 09, Issue 24 |date=Nov. 22, 1991 |url= }}</ref> <ref> {{Cite web
| title = Letter from USSR Sport Min. Rusak to Pres. George H.W. Bush | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = November 22, 2009 }}</ref> <ref name=Wardwell> {{cite book |title=History and Evolution of a New Profession |last=Wardwell |first=Walter|authorlink=  |coauthors= |year=1992 |publisher=Mosby Yearbook |location= |isbn=9780801668838 |page=205|pages= |url= |accessdate=}}</ref>. This is  notable for two main reasons: a.- that  an [[America |American]]  [[Chiropractic]] Doctor  was chosen as [[Chief physician]] for the [[USSR]]; and b.- that as a result of the dissolution of the [[USSR]], he was a Doctor  serving 6 Countries  <ref>{{Cite web | title = Olympic Weblog
| url =
| dateformat = mdy | accessdate = November 22, 2009}} </ref> in one Olympic games.
1993 - Dr. Press  served as Team Physician for the US National [[Tae Kwon Do]] Team, the [[World Tae Kwon Do championships]], held at [[Madison Square Garden]] in [[New York City]]. During the games he treated athletes from Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Ireland, Israel, Egypt, Russia, and Jordan among others. One of his patients, American fly weight [[Hyon Lee]]
<ref> {{Cite web | title = TKD Championships results | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov 22, 2009 }}</ref> , won a Bronze Medal with a fracture of the metacarpal. While at the stadium, he met with H. E. [[Un-Yong Kim]], President, and Founder <ref> {{Cite web | title = Site honoring Kim | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov 22, 2009 }}</ref> of the  [[World Taekwondo Federation]]. <ref> {{cite journal|last=Staff|first=|title=Chiropractic Goes to the Garden|journal=Dynamic Chiropractic|volume=11|page=22|number=24|date=Nov 19, 1993|url=}}</ref> <br>
1998 - Dr. Press  was appointed by the Board of the [[IOC]] and [[ARISF]] <ref> {{Cite web | title = ARISF Website (list) | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov 22, 2009 }} </ref> "recognized" [[International Roller  Sports Federation]]<ref> {{Cite web | title = FIRS website | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov 22, 2009 }}</ref>  to Chair their "Sport Science Commission" (previously called the Medical Commission). <ref> {{cite journal| last=Staff|first=| title=Press Dedicated to Advancement of Roller Sports|journal=USA Roller Skating| volume=X | page= 11,12|number=9|date=2000|url=}}</ref><ref> {{Cite web | title = Letter from FIRS' Pres. Oliveras | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov 22, 2009}}</ref> <ref> {{Cite news |title=DC Heads Medical Commission of Int'l Roller Skating Federation|author=Staff |newspaper=Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 16, Issue 13|date=June 15, 1998  |url=}}</ref>
1999 - As Chairman of the FIRS medical commission, Dr. Press  was invited to [[Lausanne]], [[Switzerland]] to participate as a member  of their delegation in the [[Declaration of Lausanne]], which created the [[World Anti-Doping Agency]]. <ref> {{Cite news |title=Lausanne Declaration on Doping in Sport|author=Staff|, |date=Feb. 4, 1999 |url=}}</ref> <ref> {{Cite web | title = Attendee Badge, Lausanne Conference | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov. 22, 2009}} </ref>
2000 - Dr. Press  was co-opted by H.E., [[Kirsan Ilyumzhinov]], Pres. of the Republic of [[Kalmykia]], and of [[FIDE]] (World Chess Federation) to create their new Medical Commission (in the post of Vice-Chairman). <ref> {{cite journal| last=Staff|first=| title=FIDE Medical Commission|journal=FIDE Forum| volume=XIV|page=6,7|number=2|date=2000|url=}}</ref> <ref> {{Cite news |title=Dr. Press Named to Medical Commission of Int'l Chess Federation| author=Staff| newspaper=Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 18, Issue 16 |date=Jul. 24, 2000 |url= }}</ref>  <ref>{{Cite web | title = Archived FIDE Website (bottom of pg) | url = | dateformat = Apr 20, 2001 | accessdate = }}</ref> On the untimely death of Chairman, Pedro Barrera, MD <ref>{{Cite web | title = Online Obit | url = | dateformat = mdy | accessdate  = Nov 22, 2009}}</ref>,  he became "Acting Chairman", <ref> {{Cite web | title = Drug Use in Intellectual Sports |publisher= Chessville | url= | dateformat = mdy | accessdate = Nov 22, 2009 }}</ref>until the post was assumed by [[Jana Bellin]], MD. the entire concept of requiring Doping tests in Chess became a cause celebre, and was covered  in the media. <ref> {{Cite news |title=Dope-fiend Grandmasters, beware! Chessplayers face drug testing |author=Staff |newspaper= NY Post |date=August 16, 2001 |pages=5 |url= }}</ref> <ref>  {{Cite news |title=Chess kings yield & order drug tests |author=Staff |newspaper=daily News (Express)|date=August 13, 2001|pages=2 |url= }}</ref>
2008 - After the Rita/Katrina disaster, Dr. Press  volunteered for deployment to the disaster area through the [[Medical Reserve Corps]]  of the [[US Public Health Service]], and was sent to a shelter in [[Big Sandy]], [[TX]], where he served as shelter physician, running a team of [[LPN]]'s, [[RN]]'s and [[EMT]]'s for over 800  refugees. <ref>  {{Cite news |title=Press used vacation to aid Katrina Victims |author=Magyar, Melissa |newspaper= Northern valley Suburbanite|date=November 2, 2005|pages=34 |url= }}</ref> <ref name= ISCA> </ref> <ref> {{Cite news |title=Big Sandy Shelter Workers Bring  Comfort, Support To Those In Need |author=Butler, Patrick  |newspaper=Tyler Morning Telegraph|date= October 5, 2005|pages=1B |url= }}</ref>
Dr. Press  has appeared as a guest authority in his profession on US television <ref>{{Cite video | people = INTERVIEW WITH DR. PRESS (et al) | title = Pumping Death | medium = FOXNY | publisher = TV Guide (Page A-145) | location = NYC  | year2 = June 18-24, 1988}}</ref> <ref>{{Cite video | people = INTERVIEW WITH DR. PRESS | title = Straight Talk | medium = TV | publisher = WOR-TV | location = Newark, NJ  | year2 = August 18, 1983 }}</ref> <ref> {{Cite video | people = INTERVIEW WITH DR. PRESS  | title = AM Quad Cities | medium = TV | publisher = WOC-TV  | location = Davenport, IA  | year2 =1979 }} </ref> and Radio <ref>{{Cite video  | people = Adams, N: INTERVIEW WITH DR. PRESS | title = All Things Considered | medium = AM Radio
| publisher = National Public Radio | location = | year2 =August 13, 2001 }}</ref> <ref> {{Cite video | people = INTERVIEW WITH DR. PRESS | title = Access Bergen County | medium = radio  |  Publisher =  | location = 89.1FM  | year2 =Feb 28, 1984 }} </ref> on numerous occasions. He has lectured on Chiropractic subjects, in Mexico <ref name=ElH> {{Cite news |title=Assemblea de la Federacion de Quiropractica Deportiva |author=Staff |newspaper=El Heraldo (Pg 6E)|date=Mar 6, 1988 |url= }}</ref> <ref> {{Cite news |title=Las Resultados de la Quiropractica se Discutieron en la I Assemblea que Tuvo Lugar en la Ciudad de Mexico |author=Staff  |newspaper=El Excelsior (Mexico City) Pg.1 Sect. B|date=6th Mar. 1988 |url= }}</ref>,Turkey, Russia, Algeria, France <ref> {{cite  journal| last=Moscatelli| first=Karen| title=European Chiropractors' Union|journal=Dynamic Chiropractic| volume=8|page=|number=7 |date=March 28, 1990|url=}}</ref> <ref> {{Cite conference | first = Dr. Stephen  | last = Press | authorlink =  | coauthors = Association Française Nationale de Chiropractie | title =  Press Conference, Agence France Presse; with Dr. S. Press | date = Feb 1992 | location = Press Center, Olympic Village, Albertville, France | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = | accessdate = }}</ref>, and Venezuela, and in several states of the US. He was a lecturer at the [[United States Olympic Academy]] XI, at [[Indiana University]], in 1987 <ref> {{cite journal| last=Staff|first=| title=Proceedings of the United States Olympic Academy XI, Indianapolis, IN|journal=USOC Publication| volume=|page=246-252|number=|date=June 17-20, 1987|url=}}</ref>, among many others.
==External Links==
Dr's website []<br>
FICS's website []
==See also==
[[Chiropractic]]<br />
[[Sports chiropractic]]<br />
* [[:Category: Chiropractic]]
* [[:Category: Chiropractors]]
* [[:Category: Chiropractors by nationality]]
* [[:Category: American chiropractors]]
* [[:Category: Sports  medicine]]
* [[:Category: Olympic team doctors]]
* [[:Category: 1940s births]]
* [[:Category: 1947 births]]

Revision as of 20:16, 30 November 2009


  1. Staff (January 19, 2005). "Author Press will discuss his new book". Northern valley Suburbanite: 37.