The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) oversees the specialty of sports chiropractic in Canada. The RCCSS(C) has developed the Sports Sciences Residency Program (SSRP), which leads to the designation of a Fellow in the RCCSS(C). These practitioners are denoted with a FRCCSS(C).
The focus of sports chiropractic specialists is to examine, diagnose, and provide care in a multimodal conservative treatment approach which includes one or more of the following: manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapies, electrotherapy, rehabilitation and other movement/exercise therapies, nutritional advice, strapping/bracing and other related approaches. These approaches are applied to injury management in acute, subacute and chronic phases, as well as injury prevention and the maximizing of athletic performance through the pursuit of the highest efficiency in neuromusculoskeletal functioning. This expertise can also be applied to a general patient population in complex or complicated cases.
Sports chiropractic specialists have knowledge and experience in the issues related to 'return to play' and also participate in multi-disciplinary sports injury environments.
Sports chiropractic specialists are included as part of the Health Care and Sports Sciences teams for the Canadian Olympic Committee, and are frequently involved with recreational, amateur, professional and elite level teams.