2015 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium Summary

Joe Horrigan DC, DACBSP®, chairperson of the 2015 Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, developed his vision for the event after conversing with a colleague who remarked that he always attends specific conferences each year because if he missed one, he would become obsolete.  This conversation inspired Dr. Horrigan and the ACBSP to set the goal of making the annual Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposia that powerful.  The theme of the 2015 Chiropractic Sports Science Symposium (2015 CSS), held in Anaheim, California April 24-26, was evidence-based updates in key topics relating to sports medicine.  Areas included biologics, strength and conditioning,  pre-hospital care of spine injured athletes, conservative management of spine related disorders, upper and lower extremity injuries,  nutrition, manipulation and vertebral artery dissection,  chronic post-concussive impairment, occult instability of the knee, surgical approach to femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears, applying and contributing to the sports medicine evidence base, cased-based ethics, radiographic interpretation of sports injuries, and trauma and surgical interventions for upper extremity conditions.  There were 24 different presenters from multiple disciplines including chiropractic, medical, osteopathic, acupuncture, athletic training, physical therapy and strength and conditioning  It also included four keynote speakers: Jim Muir, Sinjin Smith, John Smith and Ian Walsh. 

In addition to presentations and workshops, the 2015 CSS included a student reception and an awards luncheon.  Eileen Hayworth, DC received an award recognizing her as the first chiropractor to serve with the United States Olympic team in 1984.  Jim Kurtz DC, DACBSP®, DACRB, team chiropractor for the Seattle Seahawks and recipient of a 2014 Super Bowl ring, was recognized as the 2015 Sports Chiropractor of the Year.  Abstract award recipients were David Foster, DC, DACBSP® (Best Original Research – Leonard Schroeder Award); Christopher Roecker, DC, DACBSP® (Best Multi-Disciplinary Abstract); Gerald Anzalone, DC (Best Abstract – John N. Nash Award), and Matthew Rose, DC, MD (Robert C. Reed Award).

As the ACBSP moves forward with future symposia, it would like to continue the trend of excitement, dissemination of invaluable information, and high quality speakers to make the Chiropractic Sports Science Symposium events that cannot be missed.   

Thank you to Spencer Baron, DC, DACBSP® for the photo!