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FICS ICSC Upper Extremity Seminar + Masterclass – ALABAMA, USA

Course Date

Start: 22nd October 2021 @ 16:00pm
End: 24th October 2021 @ 12:30pm

Course Location

Sheraton in Birmingham,
2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, , Birmingham, AL 35203, AL, United States of America


Course Description

Event Outline

This hands-on International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) seminar in partnership with Logan University and Alabama Chiropractic Association, can be undertaken as a stand-alone CPD event by any chiropractor or final year chiropractic student who is serious about becoming a great sports practitioner and getting the best results for their patients.

VENUE: Sheraton in Birmingham, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203, United States

DATES: 22-24 October

SEMINAR: 20 hours ICSC Upper Extremity Practical + 4 hour Masterclass



Instructors: Dr Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP

Date: Friday 22 October – 16:00 – 20:00

Title: Special populations and considerations in Elite Sports. This presentation will cover a range of topics with a 5-minute break at the end of each section.

15:30 – 16:00 Welcome and registration
16:00 – 17:00  Introductions and Athlete rights
17:00 – 18:00  Athletes with Disabilities
18:00 – 19:00 The Transgender Athlete
19:00 – 20:00  SafeSport and other athlete safety issues/considerations

In collaboration with Logan University, this masterclass will have a lot of great and up-to-date information coming out of the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Dr. Humphries will be at the Tokyo for the Summer Olympics and is the Executive Director of Paralympic Operations, a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.  Dr. Humphries earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Medical from Texas Woman’s University in 2007 where she played four years of college basketball. In 2008, she earned her Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education and Sport from Texas Woman’s University, and in 2014 her Master of Science in Human Performance and Exercise from the University of Houston Clearlake.  Dr. Humphries also earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College in 2014. She is a licensed paramedic in the State of Texas and has specialty certifications, including Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). She has also acquired her Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP) certifications. Dr. Humphries is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s (USOPC) National Governing Body Council (NGBC) and Community Ambassador for the USOPC’s Council on Racial and Social Justice. She is a certified Athlete Safety Coordinator (ASC)  the US Center for SafeSport (USCSS) and serves on the USCSS Athlete’s with Disabilities Advisory Group. Additionally, Dr. Humphries serves on the USCSS Climate Survey Taskforce. Dr. Humphries is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. She has also authored, co-authored, and consulted on various articles related to chiropractic, sport, individuals with disabilities, and social issues in healthcare.



This seminar meets one of the ‘hands-on seminar’ requirements of the FICS International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) and the minimum standard for those wishing to develop the competencies required in sports chiropractic to serve at official FICS international events. To learn more about the ICSC, please visit:

The 2½ day ICSC programme for this seminar incorporates (20 hours of theory and Practical workshops) FICS’ renewed ICSC curriculum and includes a range of lectures with a sports chiropractic focus, although relevant information for general chiropractic practice is included.

ICSC PROGRAMME OUTLINE Upper Extremity (shoulder, wrist, hand and finger)

  • Sports concussion theory and practicum assessment
  • Mopal/CMT theory and Lab
  • Soft tissue interventions theory and lab
  • Taping theory and lab
  • Upper extremity theory and practicum assessment

Part 1: Theory Webinar:  (10 hours theory and theory exam) asynchronous replays (watching the theory online recordings) and pass the section quiz before attending the live session in October. This asynchronous learning will open up ONE MONTH before the October hands-on class and account for 10 hours of per theory learning. The Instructors for the asynchronous learning is drawn from the FICS international speaker base and can be viewed in the program objectives Upper Extremity Course Objectives

Part 2: ICSC Upper Extremity Live session (10 hours)
Click on Instructors name for full bio: Dr Christine Foss and Dr Jon Mulholland

Upper Extremity ICSC Live Hands-on Seminar
Saturday 23 October – 09:00 – 16:00 – day 1 of the ICSC seminar (6 hours + breaks)
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and welcome
09:00 – 11:00 Mopal/CMT
11:00 – 13:00 UE Assessment
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 UE Taping

Sunday 24 October – 08:30 – 12:30 – day 2 of the ICSC seminar (4 hours + breaks)
08:00 – 08:30 – Welcome and arrival
08:30 – 10:30 Concussion Lab
10:30 – 12:30 UE Rehab/Soft Tissue Practicum


: All ICSC Upper Seminar registration will have access to the Masterclass on Friday, 22 October. If you ONLY WANT the Masterclass, there is separate pricing for that session; however, please note this does not give you access to the Upper Extremity seminar.

Venue: Sheraton in Birmingham, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203, United States

Members holding an ICSC accreditation that wish to attend the Upper ICSC seminar as a refresher can reach out to for a 100 CHF discounted coupon code.

Early Bird Registration Pricing – to 31 August 202
– ICSC UPPER SEMINAR – STUDENT: 350 CHF (students in their last year of study may apply for this seminar)


Registration Pricing after 31 August 2021
– ICSC UPPER SEMINAR STUDENT: 400 CHF (students in their last year of study may apply for this seminar)


Equipment: Please let us know if you have a portable bench for the practical sessions which you would be able to bring to the class.

Accommodation: (self book):

Venue: Sheraton in Birmingham, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203, United States



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Course Contact Name

Trish Donoghue

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