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FICS ICSC – #ICSC07 – Spine Injuries in Sport

Course Date

Start: 22nd July 2021 @ 00:00am
End: 22nd July 2031 @ 00:00am

Course Location

Spine Injuries in Sport - #ICSC07
Asynchronous Program - Online Learning, United States of America

Course Description


International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) program offers an individual chiropractor the credentials required to work at FICS events worldwide. It is the minimum qualification required to be part of a FICS chiropractic delegation at regional sporting events, international events such as the regional and world championships and the World Games. To learn more about the ICSC, please visit:


Total course 5:07 hours/minutes
ECU will allot CPD for the total course hours to the nearest half-hour.

The purpose of this course is to provide doctors of chiropractic with training in the evaluation, treatment of spine injuries in sports.  Common spinal conditions seen in sports will be discussed along with the pathoanatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology, acute and chronic foundations of these conditions. This unit will take approx 8 hours to complete all the activities and read the required reference material. The course must be completed in order, and at the end of each section, there is a short section quiz before you attempt the final exam. At the end of this course, you will be presented with two real case studies to review before attempting the final exam. You will work through the prehistory questions, initial and further examination, and imaging before presenting the treatment plan and outcome.   This exercise will give you a chance to reflect on your notes and evaluate your performance.

You must score 80% or better to pass the section and Final exam. All exams are timed at one minute per question with a total of three attempts.


Course Breakdown:

Unit Module – Instructor Drs. Steven Smilkstein, Ulrik Sandstrom, Alex Ruhe, Mustafa Agaoglu: (estimate 8 hours)

  • VIEW Biomechanics – Dr Steven Smilkstein – (Video 21:12)
    TAKE: Section Quiz 5 questions
  • VIEW Cervical Spine Injuries in Sport – Dr Ulrik Sandstrom – (Video 23:56)
    TAKE: Section Quiz 6 questions
  • VIEW Thoracic Spine Injuries in Sport – Dr Alex Ruhe (Video 12:13)
    TAKE: Section Quiz 5 questions
  • VIEW Lumbar Spine Injuries in Sport – Dr Mustafa Agaoglu – (Video 36:18)
    TAKE: Section Quiz 10 questions
  • VIEW Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Return to Play – Read 3 articles
    TAKE: Section Quiz 10 questions
  • COMPLETE Case Study – Thoracic
  • COMPLETE Case Study – Lumbar

FINAL COURSE EXAM – 65 questions

  • The quiz questions are sequence is randomized and will change every time you click into the assessment or exam.
  • The Assessment questions and the Final exam will be presented one question at a time and does not allow backtracking.



Registration fee: 360.00 CHF
Discounts are provided if purchased in a bundle with other modules



Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Trish Donoghue

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