- What is a Sports Chiropractor?
- What Is The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences RCCSS(C)?
- Education & Residency
- Last Word
Dr. Gelley is the only chiropractor In Winnipeg with the designation of a sports specialist (FRCCSS).
Chiropractic Sports Specialists keep active Canadians at their best by treating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Using chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies, modalities and rehabilitative measures, sports chiropractors aim to restore and enhance the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system for peak performance.
Chiropractic Sports Specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sport related injury. They are proficient in injury prevention and rehabilitation measures, and have a sound knowledge base of return-to-play criteria.
The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) is the national governing organization for Sports Chiropractic in Canada. Chartered as a Specialty College in 1984, the RCCSS(C) is an educational & coordinating organization and acts as the regulatory college for chiropractic sports specialists. Serving elite athletes has led to affiliations with many institutions and associations, including the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Sport Centres. The RCCSS(C) along with CASM, CATA, CSMTA and SPC make up the Service Provider Expert Group, advising the COC on healthcare policy development and provider selection for various international games.
RCCSS(C) members have been working with Canada’s athletes for over 20 years. Since the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, the RCCSS(C) has been part of Canada’s Core Health Care Team. The RCCSS(C) strongly believes in keeping the needs of the athlete as our top priority. Recognizing the diverse skill set chiropractors bring to the team environment, many National Sport Organizations are choosing to bring sports chiropractors with their individual teams.
On June 22, 2010 The College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences was granted permission by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, to use the title Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences. Canada's Governor General Michaelle Jean recommended that Her Majesty grant the royal title to the college after it had met stringent criteria including its devotion to scientific causes and the field of sports health care in Canada. Since the reign of Queen Elizabeth II began in 1952, Her Majesty has granted only 45 royal prefixes, making Canada's College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences one of the few organizations to earn the 'Royal' distinction.
Athletes base a great deal of importance on their health care needs. So do we!
Doctors of Chiropractic can apply to the RCCSS(C) post-graduate sports fellowship program and if accepted, enter into an intensive program which includes practical on-field training, academic focus in sports healthcare, and other related criteria that prepare them to serve as experts in the sports health care system.
Once the program is complete, residents have the opportunity to sit for the Fellowship examination. If successful, they earn the distinction of 'Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada)', denoted as FRCCSS(C). Dr Gelley obtained his Fellowship status in 2003.
Chiropractic sports specialists primarily treat neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction conditions. They are recognized as the primary providers of spinal and peripheral joint manipulation and adjusting techniques in the world of sports. Chiropractic sports specialists, due to their extensive training and experience:
- Deal with a variety of athletic injuries.
- Provide the multiple forms or types of treatment & rehabilitation that today’s athletes demand.
- Function in multi-disciplinary sports settings with other health providers.
Many of today’s athletes utilize a sports chiropractor to prevent injury and to improve biomechanical and neuromuscular function with the ultimate goal of enhancing performance. Postural and muscular imbalances as well as overuse and misuse syndromes may inhibit performance and limit further improvement.
Chiropractic Sports Specialists are ideally suited to help athletes handle these challenges and reach their full potential in today’s competitive environment.
The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) is dedicated to the advancement of chiropractic to the highest standard in the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, and to the promotion of chiropractic sports sciences through education, research and professional relations.