A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an important issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to. This is especially important for the sports chiropractic profession because so few people really know what sports chiropractors do and what they can do.  This is why sports chiropractors need to steadily build a base of information about different topics - to demonstrate their scope of interest and knowledge.  The following are links to ACBSP™ and other organization's position papers:

ACBSP™ Position Paper on Concussion

Physical and Sporting Activity for those with Scoliosis
Guideline Title: Appropriateness of Physical and Sporting Activity for those with Scoliosis
Guideline Date: 5 June 2009
Developer organization name: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™)

Article published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine: Is physical activity contraindicated for individuals with scoliosis? A systematic literature review. Authored by Bart N. Green, Claire Johnson, William Moreau

The ACBSP™ has adopted the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) position papers on these topics:

  • Exercise & Hypertension
  • Automated External Defibrillators in Health/Fitness Facilities
  • Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults
  • Appropriate Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Gain for Adults
  • Nutrition and Athletic Performance
  • Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
  • Osteoporosis and Exercise
  • and More...