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International Academy of Olympic Chiropractic Officers

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International Academy of Olympic Chiropractic Officers
Foundation 1987
Location Englewood
Country Flag usa.gif United States
Website International Academy of Olympic Chiropractic Officers

As of the FICS' general assembly in Rio de Janeiro, April 6, 2011, the IAOCO has merged into FICS as a Commission of the same name. The International Academy of Olympic Chiropractic Officers honors those holders of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree who, specializing in sports chiropractic around the world, have attained that highest of qualifications, i.e. that they have been invited by a National Olympic Committee to treat that country's athletes at the Olympic Games or a Regional Games. It is composed of only those Doctors who have achieved this level of expertise and this credential.

Doctors of Chiropractic have participated in:

These chiropractors have provided treatment at many national and international sporting events including the winter and summer Olympics. [1] And the regional games, like, e.g., the Pan Am Games.

Formation and Organization

IAOCO was formed at the same meeting as FICS; in 1987, and has its headquarters in the Internet website, as well as the offices of its President.

The Officers of the IAOCO are:

Officers Country of Origin Term of Service
Chairman - Dr. Stephen J. Press, Founder[2] Flag usa.gif United States 1987-Present
General-Secretary - Dr. Steven Horwitz, Team Chiropractor, USA - Olympic Games of Atlanta - 1996 Flag usa.gif United States 1987-Present
Director - Dr Jan Corwin, Team Chiropractor, USA - Olympic Games of Seoul, Korea -1988 Flag usa.gif United States 1989-Present
Director - Dr. Robin Hunter, Team Chiropractor, USA - XIXth Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, USA- 2002 Flag usa.gif United States 2002-Present
Director - Dr. Tom Hyde, Team Chiropractor, USA - PanAm Games, 1987 Flag usa.gif United States 1988-Present
Director -Dr. Phil Santiago, Team Chiropractor, USA - Olympic Games of Barcelona, Spain - 1992 Flag usa.gif United States 1988-Present


IAOCO Doctors have provided treatment at events including:

and many other events.


  1. "International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma". Chiropractors Association of Australia. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  2. James, Valerie (December 6, 1988). "Treating the Agony of Defeat". Bergen Record; North Jersey Media Group (New Jersey): p. Front Page, Lifestyle Section. 
  3. Press, S: Dynamic Chiropractic – June 6, 1990, Vol. 08, Issue 12 [1]
  4. "FICS Team Ventures to Cairo for All-African Games". Dynamic Chiropractic ( 09 (26). December 20, 1991. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  5. [Staff: Dynamic Chiropractic, October 11, 1991, Vol. 09, Issue 21]
  7. Staff: Journal of the ACA, Vol 29, No. 1, January 1992, Pg 19, "Dr.Press to Head Soviet Medical Team in Olympics".
  8. "FICS Symposium, South Africa; Sports Federations Meeting, Japan". Dynamic Chiropractic ( 18 (04). November 7, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  9. Thomas E. Hyde (July 26, 1999). "Chiropractic and Sports around the World". Dynamic Chiropractic ( 17 (16). Retrieved October 3, 2009. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 "Winter Report of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS)". Dynamic Chiropractic ( 19 (04). November 12, 2001. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  11. Thomas E. Hyde (October 8, 2001). "FICS Summer World Report". Dynamic Chiropractic ( 19 (21). Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  12. [CODEME Document]
  13. Lori Elkins Solomon (March 7, 2002). "Dr. Ira Shapiro did not receive a gold medal when he attended the Winter Olympics, but he did bring home a small gold pin.". Suburban (Great Media Newspapers). Retrieved October 22, 2009. 
  14. Staff, "FICS Report", Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol 20., No 17, Aug 16, 2002
  15. Pollard, Henry; Hoskins W, McHardy A, Bonello R, Garbutt P, Swain M, Dragasevic G, Pribicevic M, and Vitiello A (2007). "Australian chiropractic sports medicine: half way there or living on a prayer?". Chiropractic & Osteopathy 15 (14). doi:10.1186/1746-1340-15-14. 
  16. [World Games' Assoc. Article re FICS DC's treatment of Athletes]
  17. "Beijing Olympics Report". FICS News (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic): pp. 9-14. September 30, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  18. "Medical Services". World Games 2009. Kaohsiung Organizing Committee. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  19. {Ron Froelich, Chrmn., World Games announcing FICS Participation]

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