May 21, 2010 — Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS), the international organization representing the specialty of sports chiropractic, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Philip Santiago of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, USA as secretary general.
FICS has its headquarters at the House of Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the home of the Olympic Movement, however, its administrative offices and staff are located in Toronto at the offices of the World Federation of Chiropractic.
Santiago will continue to live and practice in New Jersey, overseeing FICS’ staff and operations from there.
“Dr. Santiago brings outstanding credentials, ability and experience to FICS and this position,” says FICS President, Dr. Roland Noirat of Lausanne, “and will be responsible for overall day-to-day management of our rapidly expanding organization.”
Santiago is a 1978 graduate of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and since 1981 has been Chairman of NYCC’s Department of Sports Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sports Physicians and a founder of its Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) program.
Since 1979 he has been in private practice in Lake Hiawatha were he has developed a nationally recognized sports chiropractic practice. Santiago has served as medical director for teams and games events in many sports including football, rugby, boxing, gymnastics and athletics. In 1992 he served as team chiropractor for the U.S. Olympic Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games, and since 2001 he has been a member of the USOC Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
Santiago has served in many volunteer and senior administrative positions in the profession and the community, including president of the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians (1986-1990).
Many other honors received include Chiropractor of the Year from the New Jersey Chiropractic Society (1990) and the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (1993), and induction into the ACA Sports Medicine Hall of Fame in 2005.
Source: Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport, www.fics-sport.org