THE ACBSP™ PROMOTES THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCE FOR CHIROPRACTORS SPECIALIZING IN SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS.
Why Choose a Certified Sports Chiropractor?
The best in healthcare for people of all activity levels – high-caliber athletes, recreational athletes or those seeking to feel great engaging in daily activites.
Since 1980, the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™) has led the development of sports medicine certification and has managed a world-class credentialing process that ensures certified sports chiropractors meet competency standards to effectively work with and treat athletes and those engaged in athletic activities. In addition, the ACBSP™ offers continuing education and research seminars to facilitate the dissemination of the latest scientific knowledge, treatment trends, and best practices for patient care.
The ACBSP™ is the governing board for the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) and Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) certifications. Various accredited chiropractic colleges offer the curricula and training leading to qualification for taking the certification exams. The ACBSP™ governs the administration of the examinations and certifications. These certifications are designed for chiropractic doctors who want to specialize in chiropractic sports medicine.
Benefits to Athletes
- Faster recovery from injury – get back to play sooner
- Access to a wider range of treatment tools
- Expertise in high-performance athletics and preventative strategies
- Guidance for athletic training
- Sports nutrition consulting
- Individualized treatment
- Sports-specific treatment and preventative exercises
- Ability to integrate treatment with training
And to Non-Athletes
- Faster evaluation of injury or pain source
- Reduced treatment duration; less visits
- Corrective exercises to prevent injuries
- Holistic approach wellness model
- Take advantage of the latest treatments and methods developed for athletics
The ACBSP™ depends on the generous contribution of leadership, time, and knowledge from a nine (9) member elected volunteer board of directors and many more volunteers who serve on various committees. Our current committees and volunteer positions include the following:
Abstract Committee, Branding & Public Relations Committee, Certification Appeals Committee, Ethics Committee, Exam Remediation Committee, Legacy Committee, Nominating Committee, Position Paper Committee, Position Policy Committee, Practical Exam Committee, Student Engagement Committee, Symposium Planning Committee, Written Exam Committee
Board of Directors
July 2021 – June 2022
William Moreau, DC, DACBSP®
Joseph Horrigan, DC, DACBSP®
Joel Dekanich, DC, DACBSP®
Kevin Bradley, DC, CCSP®
Dale Buchberger, PT, DC, DACBSP®
Melissa Nagare, DC, CCSP®
Todd Narson, DC, DACBSP®
Miami Beach, FL
Robert Nelson, DC, DACBSP®
Immediate Past President, Ex-officio
Anne Sorrentino, DC, DACBSP®
Annie Babikian, DC, DACBSP®
Palo Alto, CA
Erica Witter-Davis, DC, DACBSP®
Redondo Beach, CA