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The ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness News Room features a collection of news highlights about the Symposium program, faculty, celebrity guest athletes, and interesting highlights on the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. Visit this News Room for exciting updates as news articles and announcements get posted!

ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness Features Special NFL Athlete presence and Unique Award to Arnold Schwarzenegger

March 8, 2016:   The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science hosted the acclaimed Annual ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports for the 24th consecutive year with the world's most famous chiropractic patient, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as keynote speaker. Presenting in Columbus, Ohio over March 3-5, 2016 with a powerful array of chiropractic educators including clinical presentations by Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, John Brimhall, DC, DIBAK, and John Downes, DC, CCEP, the lineup incorporated an exceptional series of speakers that also featured NFL athletes Michael Haynes, MA, Sam Madison, and Darryl Tapp, bringing their special insights, information and experience to the program.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was recognized for his lifetime of commitment to community service following his keynote presentation at this international event, highlighting his inspiring leadership for people everywhere making a difference in their communities through supporting individuals and groups working to advance health and fitness. He was presented with a special Civil War-era sword and framed certificate honoring his contributions in these critical public health areas. A strong advocate of chiropractic care for people of all ages, Governor Schwarzenegger spoke about his observations and personal experiences with chiropractic’s value and significance from the podium.  >>more

 

International authority in concussion and brain trauma Frederick R. Carrick, DC PhD and NFL veteran Michael Haynes to present at ICA Sports Symposium!

January 26, 2016:   Frederick R. Carrick, DC, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on functional neurology and post-traumatic brain injury, will present on sports implications and applications in chiropractic, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology this March at the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports.

The two-part presentation includes special case management concerns and neurophysiology perspectives for chiropractic clinical applications that both affect clinical decision-making and address strategies for injury, overtraining, and sports performance with athletes. The unique combination of research, practice, and practical applications will feature special segments on concussion recognition and response on the field with Michael Haynes, a veteran defensive lineman in the NFL and current manager of Heads First highlights, presenting Heads Up Football® tactics and insights on advancing player safety and mastering tackling and blocking techniques to play “Better. Safer.”

For more details on the Symposium Schedule, Presenter lineup updates and Registration for this March in Columbus, Ohio, go to chiropractic.org/Symposium or icafitness.org .

 

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ICA's Fitness Council Hosts Stellar 23rd Annual Natural Fitness and Sports Conference; Arnold Schwarzenegger Connects Chiropractic with Community Health and Service

The ICA Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science hosted the acclaimed Annual ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports for the 23rd consecutive year with the world's most famous chiropractic patient, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as keynote speaker. Presenting in Columbus, Ohio with a powerful array of chiropractic educators including clinical presentations by Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR and John Downes, DC, CCEP, the lineup included an exceptional series of speakers including Peter Gratale, DC, CSCS, Ruth Cohen, DC, CFT, Jay Lipoff, DC, CFT, and Chris Zaino, DC along with ICA Fitness Council and Symposium founder Jack Barnathan, DC, MFS, MSS. The program was presided over by ICA Fitness Council Chair, Dr. Pete Gratale; ICA was honored to also host ESPN TV Fitness Host legends, Kiana Tom and Rick Valente as well as Master Chef Don Doward and Master of Fitness Design Daniella Abruzzo. >>more

 

Strength & Conditioning/Clinical + Risk Management Highlights with Champion Coach at ICA’s “Arnold Sports Symposium”!

February 26, 2015: This year’s dynamic Symposium program package over March 5-7 in Columbus, Ohio includes champion athletes bringing their personal and professional experiences with chiropractic’s powerful benefits! Special Update! Don’t miss featured-guest-presenter appearance by Dan Payne , the Athletic Director from Life University who competed in the Rugby World Cup for the US National Rugby Team! Payne has gained first-hand knowledge of the performance enhancement and injury management advantages of Chiropractic while advancing all four teams making up Life University’s prestigious rugby program, including eight national championships and capturing four titles. He will share his insights and experiences from Chiropractic and championship-level sports with John Downes, DC, CCEP , who brings his multi-faceted background and extensive experiences including serving as Executive Director of the Sport Science Institute and Team Chiropractor for men’s basketball at Life University into his presentations on Clinical Management, Risk Management, Documentation and Ethics for Athletic Issues In the Office and On the Field and Chiropractic Crossroads with Strength & Conditioning in Competitive Team Sports. There’s still space for registrations to attend our high-energy combination of dynamic educational sessions and fun events, including a personal studio-style portrait with global superstar and Symposium keynote speaker, Arnold Schwarzenegger ! For more details on presenters and program features/registration benefits, go to www.chiropractic.org/Symposium .
 

What's Cooking at the "ICA Symposium with Arnold" This March!

February 19, 2015: A dynamic combination of high-energy education and exciting events will include ESPN TV Fitness Legends, champion athletes and superstars, a master chef, and much more at the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports over March 5-8 in Columbus Ohio! Learn Transformative Meal Design and Transformational Nutrition for Fitness Focused Chiropractic — with Master Chef Don Doward sharing secrets for sports and fitness nutrition in meal and menu planning for optimal motivation and performance in a presentation with Jack Barnathan, BBA, DC . Master Key Priorities and Breakthroughs in Strength, Conditioning, Injury and Endurance in a special linkup of ESPN TV Fitness Educators, with Kiana Tom and Rick Valente joining Pete Gratale, DC, CSCS for an interactive session on strategic applications of key protocols for strength, endurance, and flexibility enhancement. The stellar line-up of presenters includes Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR on Imaging Priorities and Clinical Implications for Lower Back and Lower Extremity Dynamics to assess and address athletically induced and stress-related sports injury issues with interactive issues with athletic demands and key research highlights, and John Downes, DC, CCEP addressing Chiropractic Crossroads with Strength and Conditioning in Competitive Team Sports and also presenting on Clinical Management, Risk Management, Documentation and Ethics for Athletic Issues in the Office and On the Field. For more presenter and program details for registration benefits, including a personal studio-style portrait with global superstar and Symposium keynote speaker, Arnold Schwarzenegger , go to www.chiropractic.org/Symposium .
 

Building Strong Skills for Care in the Field, Community Connections at "Symposium with Arnold" in March

February 12, 2015: The "ICA Symposium with Arnold" will be featuring a powerful combination of practical, cutting-edge clinical information and pragmatic resources for coordinating community health outreach in a fully information-packed and fun-filled weekend! John Downes, DC, CCEP , will be addressing Clinical Management Risk Management, Documentation and Ethics for Athletic Issues in the Office and on the Field for a series of targeted discussions and case examples of best practices for assessment, diagnosis, documentation, communications and clinical care considerations with a focus in competitive athletics, ranging from championship team sports to community recreation. Jay Lipoff, DC, CFT will present on Fitness and Health Challenges in Community Sports, Wellness and Patient Education, where protocols and key components of clinical and patient education interaction will be addressed in multiple clinical settings, patient populations and community applications. Dr. Downes is also presenting on Chiropractic Crossroads with Strength & Conditioning in Competitive Team Sports, identifying the key components and criteria for anatomical and functional issues affecting patient's challenges with stability, compensation, injury prevention, and sports performance. Additional Highlights: our Symposium festival events include visits by Foundation 4 Heroes , the chiropractic community advocacy service that works with super-hero support of clinically challenged children. Join us March 5-7, 2015 in Columbus Ohio with keynote speaker and host Arnold Schwarzenegger ! For more details and to register, go to www.chiropractic.org/Symposium .
 

March "Symposium on Natural Fitness with Arnold" features internationally recognized speakers

February 5, 2015: The March 2015 "ICA with Arnold Symposium" program will feature many internationally acclaimed speakers addressing a powerful set of topics, including Chris Zaino, DC, Steve Peyroux, DC, and Fabrizio Mancini, DC! Dr. Zaino joins this year's stellar educational program to address Case Protocols in a Sports/Fitness Setting, and reveal vital action steps in health, fitness and exercise with patients of all ages, sports interests and fitness levels. His creative combination of case management and patient education strategies for patients of all ages, sports interests and fitness levels will include critical research and insights from his active practice involving local sports events and World USA team sports. Dr. Peyroux is bringing his expertise and insights to the Symposium podium as a consultant and coach in helping chiropractors grow through Physicians Business Solutions, an integrated health care model including rehabilitation, lifetime wellness, and business development. His focus on wellness and rehabilitation includes a 13,000 square foot facility that houses a 24-hour gym and rehabilitation facility. Dr. Mancini will be sharing his unique insights and expertise in self-healing, education, and leadership in wellness and empowering individuals for taking responsibility and making healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Quick-Clicks for Symposium schedule, speaker and registration details at www.chiropractic.org/Symposium !
 

Patient/Fitness Client Training & Care for Female Athletes at "ICA Symposium with Arnold"

January 29, 2015: The "ICA Symposium with Arnold" includes special patient-population strategies with sports and injury management: Ruth Cohen (L) and Daniella Abruzzo (R) will feature key components for female patients/fitness clients. The ICA Symposium in Columbus, Ohio this March includes hard-hitting case management insights and key clinical applications with special focus on active patient populations and sports — including sports injuries and clinical challenges with the female athlete! Join us with Ruth Cohen DC, CFT, CKTP, FMS and Daniella Abruzzo, MA, CFT, MFD at the Symposium for their informative presentation on "Empowering Female Patients/Fitness Clients: Integrating Key Components with Athletic Training and Competition." Their targeted review of critical case management priorities for you to apply to training and injury issues — from female athletes to deconditioned patients — will empower you to address crucial concepts and action steps! Don't miss their pertinent, practical insights and instructions on supportive and rehabilitative resources along with focused case examples in coordinating care with other team health professionals. Our 2015 Symposium line-up faculty includes Chiropractic Imaging Authority Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR and guest champions will include ESPN Television Fitness Legends Kiana Tom and Rick Valente . For Symposium registration and schedule details, go to www.chiropractic.org/symposium , and for quick-clicks to more Symposium faculty highlights go to www.icafitness.org .
 

ESPN fitness TV show hosts appearing in "ICA Symposium with Arnold!"

January 22, 2015:   The Symposium's star-power highlights this March in Columbus feature Kiana Tom , one of the most recognizable fitness experts in the world, and high-profile trainer and champion bodybuilder Rick Valente . Both multifaceted professionals will share cutting-edge information and motivation for the latest and greatest in strength and conditioning — plus secrets to motivating, informing and inspiring people for building healthy, fit lifestyle action steps. Both fitness authorities join Dr. Pete Gratale on the ICA Natural Fitness and Sports Symposium program, bringing their combined authoritative backgrounds from television/movie educational presentations and personal training leadership to a special focus that weekend! Join them for Key Priorities and Breakthroughs in Strength, Conditioning, Injury Prevention and Endurance at the Symposium in Columbus, Ohio over March 5-7, 2015. For registration and schedule details, go to www.chiropractic.org/Symposium, and for quick-clicks to more Symposium faculty highlights go to www.chiropractic.org/symposium .
 

Don't lose touch with New Year's resolutions — plan for patient lifestyle transformation with the Symposium!

January 15, 2015: Now that 2015 is officially underway, this is the time for ramping-up your patient fitness/healthy lifestyle action steps, vaulting right on into the Spring! Join us the first weekend in March at the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports and learn from a powerful lineup of world-class speakers on topics including Transformative Meal Design and Transformational Nutrition for Fitness-Focused Chiropractic. Along with keynote speaker Arnold Schwarzenegger, our high-powered lineup of presenters includes Jack Barnathan, DC — a U.S. President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports veteran and a consultant in sports health sciences, nutrition and peak performance — with Master Chef and Certified Fitness Trainer Don Doward, whose career includes cooking-and-dining connections with Julia Child and focused nutritional workshops with trainers, Olympians and doctors from all over the world. Register now and save your seat for our unique lineup of distinguished faculty presenters and champion athlete guests — learn more exciting updates and secure your registration at www.chiropractic.org/symposium .

 

Terry Yochum brings special insights on imaging dynamics to ICA's Sports Symposium

January 8, 2015: How do you best recognize and manage athletically-induced and activity-related sports injury issues? The ICA Symposium this March features speakers like Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR presenting on Lower Back and Lower Extremity Dynamics: Imaging Priorities and Clinical Implications. Don't miss his enthusiastic combination of imaging and case management insights, highlighting interactive clinical concerns with sports activities and stresses on the lower back and lower extremity. Learn from Dr. Yochum and other world-class leaders in exercise, sports and chiropractic in the Symposium's innovative, practical educational program over March 5-7 in Columbus, Ohio. Register now and save your seat for the Symposium's unique opportunities to interact directly with faculty presenters and celebrity guests who are dedicated to exercise, fitness training, performance enhancement, and athletic competition in the context of chiropractic care. Visit the Symposium InfoSite for more on the lineup of special presenters and guests and secure your registration at www.chiropractic.org/symposium .

 

Special solutions for New Year's resolutions: Learn to help your patients at ICA's "Symposium with Arnold"

December 18, 2014: There's still time to save on registrations and secure your space at the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports with Arnold Schwarzenegger! You can realize several "New Year's Resolutions" to advance your professional development, save money, and help your patients, in one proactive step — your registration at the "early bird" rate — extended through the end of the year, so act quickly! Sign up now and make your plans to come to Columbus, Ohio over March 5-7, 2015 for this awesome, multi-faceted conference. Whether you are caring for competitive athletes, helping weekend warriors, or guiding families to be more active and fit, you will find a wonderful combination of quality continuing education and fun events. Learn the latest in sports health science and chiropractic care for optimal conditioning, injury prevention/case management, and performance enhancement at this world-class program. Your registration includes special in-person revelations from champion athletes and pertinent insights from star faculty, plus your personal studio-style portrait with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Symposium! Go to www.chiropractic.org/symposium for more information, faculty highlights, and online registration.

 

Chiropractic's Role in Natural Fitness and Sports Performance Featured in ICA's "Symposium with Arnold"

December 4, 2014:  Chiropractic care of patients over a spectrum of fitness levels, sports injuries and athletic events will be featured with vital updates in clinical protocols and coordinating care at the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports. Join our world champion athletes and distinguished faculty in Columbus, Ohio this March for an awesome program featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger with Drs. Terry Yochum, John Downes, Pete Gratale, Jack Barnathan, Ruth Cohen, Jay Lipoff, and Chris Zaino, plus TV Fitness Pioneers Kiana Tom and Rick Valente, Master Chef Down Doward, Master of Fitness Design Daniella Abruzzo, Life University Championship Coach Dan Payne, Ms. America titleholder Dr. Stephanie Mills, and more champion athlete guests to be announced soon! "Early Bird" pricing is extended for just a bit longer, sign up now! For convenient online registration visit www.chiropractic.org/symposium .

 

Special registration savings for "ICA Symposium with Arnold" still available

November 26, 2014: Learn directly from leaders in exercise, sports and chiropractic and enjoy special time with celebrity athletes at the Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports! Enjoy the "Early Bird" registration rates — extended past the initial deadline for just a little longer, so register SOON! Sign up now for this special combination of champion athletes and distinguished faculty for our high-energy, information–packed, inspiring presentations on sports case-management, family fitness, injury prevention and performance enhancement — visit the Symposium Info Site for program and schedule details, faculty highlights, and registration. For convenient online registration visit www.chiropractic.org/symposium .

 

Learn valuable how-to clinical insights at ICA's 2015 Chiropractic Sports Symposium

November 20, 2014: The emphasis on chiropractic care of patients across a spectrum of sports, exercise, fitness and injury concerns will be among the many highlights at the Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Terry Yochum is among the program keynote speakers for the March 5-7, 2015 program in Columbus, Ohio, which will feature an exciting lineup of star faculty and champion athletes. Learn "how-to" and "when-to" insights for all your patients, from star athletes to family-fitness start-ups! "Early Bird" pricing is extended for just a bit longer. For convenient online registration visit www.chiropractic.org/symposium .

 

ICA Fitness Council kicks into high gear for Natural Sports Symposium with Arnold Schwarzenegger!

It's time to move — register now and enjoy "Early-Bird" pricing! Don't miss this three day, action packed conference over March 5-7, 2015 that is much more than just a seminar. Dive in to this dynamic combination of world-class educational programs, champion athletes, and high-energy networking that makes the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports the highlight of the chiropractic calendar! Exciting highlights include your personal studio-style portrait with Arnold Schwarzenegger right at the ICA Symposium, along with our unique combination of useful, relevant clinical insights and exciting events — including a range of world-class athletic competitions, family fitness events and sports championships in Columbus over that weekend! For exciting program details and online registration for the "Early-Bird" pricing, visit the Symposium InfoSite at www.chiropractic.org/symposium

 

ICA Natural Sports Symposium Lineup Announced for 2015!

Join our world champion athletes and star faculty for an awesome experience!  The 2015 lineup of distinguished educators and champion guests will present a unique combination of useful, relevant clinical insights and useful, relevant information at the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports next March.  Featured highlights include Drs. Terry Yochum, John Downes, Pete Gratale, Jack Barnathan, Ruth Cohen, Jay Lipoff, and Chris Zaino, plus TV Fitness Pioneers Kiana Tom and Rick Valente, Master Chef Down Doward, Master of Fitness Design Daniella Abruzzo, Life University Championship Coach Dan Payne, Ms. America titleholder Dr. Stephanie Mills, and Arnold Schwarzenegger!  

Learn from world-class leaders in exercise, sports and chiropractic in an innovative, practical educational program at the 2015 Symposium.  You will enjoy unique opportunities to interact with faculty presenters and celebrity guests who are dedicated to exercise, fitness training, performance enhancement, and athletic competition in the context of chiropractic care. 

This is so much more than just a seminar, it is the Sports, Fitness and Chiropractic Event of the year!  The dynamic 2015 program in fitness and sports chiropractic will feature high-energy presentations on sports case-management, practical in-the-clinic and on-the field application resources, and personal presentations by celebrity athletes – in a unique combination that has made the Symposium such a powerful educational event each year.  Plan on a full and fantastic weekend of powerful presenters, fitness stars, champion athletes and special events over March 5-7, 2015 in Columbus Ohio.  Visit the Symposium InfoSite for more information and to save your space at www.chiropractic.org/Symposium.

 

Experience the Energy:
ICA Fitness Council Celebrates 23 rd Annual
ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness with Arnold Schwarzenegger!

There’s no other program on exercise, sports and chiropractic like the ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness.  Join us for an exciting, star-packed three-day conference, and enjoy the dynamic combination of program offerings that have made this multi-faceted event the highlight of the chiropractic calendar for over two decades. 

Plan on a full and fantastic weekend over March 5-7, 2015 in Columbus Ohio that includes special features from the Arnold Sports Festival -- also held that weekend in Columbus -- as part of your registration.  The gala ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness and Sports features a cavalcade of stars with guest celebrity athletes and distinguished faculty -- plus a personal presentation by the world’s most famous chiropractic patient, global superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ICA Symposium’s keynote speaker! 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity: attendees learn directly from leaders in exercise, sports and chiropractic, and enjoy special connections with champion athletes combined with dynamic, information-packed presentations.   Highlights include current insights in fitness and sports case-management including practical applications of training strategies, injury prevention and performance enhancement!  Visit the Symposium InfoSite for more about the stellar Symposium Lineup of special presenters and guests for 2015, and secure your registration at www.chiropractic.org/Symposium

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