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College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) is granted royal designation
The College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) is receiving royal attention as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh get set to visit Canada next week.
Buckingham Palace has just confirmed that Her Majesty has granted the college permission to use the title Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada).
“This 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 RCCSS(C) 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 1988 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 43 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: http://www.ccssc.ca/
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