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Canada’s sports chiropractors earn royal approval

Maria DiDanieli   


July 8, Toronto, ON – On June 22, The College of Chiropractic Sports
Sciences (Canada)
received royal attention. Buckingham Palace confirmed that Her Majesty has granted the
college permission to use the title Royal College
of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada).

is a very special honour to earn the personal approval of the Queen,” said Dr.
Gregory Uchacz, President of the now Royal
College of Chiropractic
Sports Sciences (Canada). “This royal honour is rarely conferred, making it all the more
significant to our members.”


The RCCSS (C) is the national governing organization for
sports chiropractors in Canada.
Canada’s Governor General
Michaëlle Jean recommended that Her Majesty grant the royal title to the college after it met stringent criteria, including its
devotion to scientific causes and the field of sports health care in Canada.

Members of the chiropractic profession and RCCSS (C) and have
been working with Canada’s
elite athletes for over 50 years. From Olympic speed skaters to professional
golfers, athletes have benefited from the expertise of sports chiropractors who
specialize in preventing injury, and improving muscle and joint movement to
enhance performance. Since the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano,
Japan, sports chiropractors
have played an integral role as part of the health care team for Canada’s
Olympic athletes.

“We are very proud to support Canada’s top athletes by making it
possible for them to perform at their very best,” added Uchacz. “I suppose you could
now say that we are giving Canadian athletes the royal treatment.”

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. To learn more about the
RCCSS(C) visit:

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