Q. What is a CCSP®?
A. A Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician®, or CCSP®, is an internationally recognized Sports Medicine Specialist. The CCSP® title is awarded to physicians who successfully complete postgraduate level training in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, emergency procedures (CPR/AED/Life Support), athletic training and conditioning, and injury prevention. Doctors must then pass a comprehensive National Board Examination conducted by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™*), which is certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in order to receive the Sports Medicine Specialist designation of CCSP®.
With their specialized training and skills, sports physicians with the CCSP® title are certified to care for athletes with a higher standard of care in amateur, scholastic and elite professional and Olympic sports on State, National and International levels. CCSP’s® are authorized to function as team physicians and are required by the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) to carry and maintain this specialty designation in order to treat members of the US Olympic Teams at the Olympic Training Centers, during national and international games, and most notably, at the Olympic Games.