The Association

The German Sports Chiropractic Council (DGSC) was founded in Brunswig in 2004 by Alexander Steinbrenner DC who also became its first president. Today the DGSC is an official member of FICS, an international association that governs the network of national sports chiropractic councils. FICS is affiliated to both international chiropractic organizations (e.g. WFC) and Sports Councils such as Sportaccord.

For the last couple of years FICS has been coordinating the assignment of chiropractors to various international sport events such as the Summer and Winter Olympics as well as Games in a diversity of countries (e.g. All African, Central American, Caribbean, Commonwealth, Mediterranean and Pan American Games). A FICS team was also supporting the 2005 World Games in Duisburg/Germany as well as the 2009 World Games in Taipei.


Tino Bos
Doctor of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA

Vice President
Laura Groom
Master of Chiropractic
Macquarie University Sydney

Secretary General
Alexander Ruhe
Master of Chiropractic
Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, England

David Schwab
Doctor of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA

Honorary Member

Thomas von Mendelssohn D.C.
Musenbergstr. 25, 81929 München (+49)89/957286

The Goal and Purpose of the DGSC

  • The preservation, implementation, establishment and advancement of sports chiropractic as well as to protect the interests of the chiropractors involved
  • The maintenance or improvement of an athlete's performance capability through qualified chiropractic interventions
  • The promotion of a comprehensive access to academic information regarding sports chiropractic
  • The conduction of research regarding the clinical background of rehabilitation, sports injuries and natural performance enhancement.