CHIROPRACTIC + SPORTS MEDICINE SEMINARS
Dr. Mike Murray and Dr. Larry Bell, both Fellows of the Chiropractic College of Sports Sciences (Canada), have an extensive combined experience treating professional and Olympic-level athletes. Together, they have served as medical specialists at over 100 national and international sports competitions, including 5 Olympic Games each. Both are senior instructors for the International Chiropractic Sports Federation and have spent the past 15 years lecturing across the globe for the organization.
Considered Canada's foremost Sports Chiropractors, the two have highly decorated careers. Notable recognition includes the Centenary Award, presented to both doctors by the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences for the Advancement of the Chiropractic Profession, as well as an Honourary Fellowship in the International College of Chiropractors, which is an honour that has been bestowed on less than 400 chiropractors worldwide.
Dr. Murray and Dr. Bell proudly share their expertise as head instructors for the Functional Neuro-Muscular Assessment Course.
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I can honestly say that it was one of the best seminars I have taken because it really helped to consolidate my understanding and application of all of the techniques to which I had been exposed.
I found that my ability to extrapolate and predict patterns of change due to altered mechanics and understand the consequences and sequelae of these changes, fitting them into the bigger picture has profoundly altered my thought processes and fundamentally changed the way I practice for the better.
I am absolutely certain that I am a better chiropractor for having attended the seminar. - Dr. Philip Baines, Active Care Chiropractic, United Kingdom
I cannot recommend Mike and Larry's courses enough - these guys are awesome. Did the FICS in Copenhagen... They were fantastically knowledgeably, have a wealth of experience with elite athletes and genuinely helpful. An absolute must if you haven't already done it. - Nashton Lane
You said "if you can take 3 things from a seminar you've got your moneys worth", I took about 30... so I am extremely pleased. To this day I have incorporated most of what we learnt (and i could remember) during the weekend into my daily practice with great effect. I used to love extremities before and now I love them even more. Overall the seminar was extremely practical and I immediately implemented everything I could. I really enjoyed the mixed combination of the different techniques and seeing the treating of the athletes. There is a lot of stuff I have been digging into since the seminar flared up my interest again.
Thanks also for your personal advice on some basic practice management stuff and how you explain some things to patients, It's always really helpful to hear advice from people who've done it all before.- Nash Anderson
As an Australian who has attended 5 previous FICS seminars in Australia and New Zealand, I found it refreshing to learn from presenters I had not seen previously (Larry and Mike). Not to take away from the presenters we have in Australia, but after seeing them 5 times, it is good to hear a different way of approaching things. - Dr. Luke Nelson, Chiropractic Solutions, Australia
Thanks so much for the course this weekend. i would definitely take it again. I put your methods to work Monday with one of my patients who had improved then plateaued and I was able to take him from barely able to squat to almost having his bum on the floor in one session. His improved mobility totally blew his mind and we are both excited to keep working in this direction and see what we can continue to resolve for him. - Dr. Lacina Barsalou
Michael J. Murray D.C., FRCCSS(C), FICC
Dr. Murray graduated from CMCC with academic honors in 1990 and went on to obtain his sports fellowship in 1994. He has delivered chiropractic care to athletes at over 50 national and international competitions. Dr. Murray is a veteran of 6 Olympic Games. His affiliation with Rowing Canada began in 1991 and he has been their senior chiropractic consultant since then. His clinic is located in Victoria B.C. and caters to professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports such as hockey, cycling, boxing, triathlon, and numerous others.
He has also served on the Executive Board of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). Dr. Murray is still a member of the Integrated Support Team (IST) for Rowing Canada and was the keynote speaker at the British Chiropractic Councils sports symposium prior to the Olympics in 2012.
Dr. Murray has been a primary instructor for the International Chiropractic Sports Diploma program for the past 15 years and over the past 2 years has taught the program in Ireland, Australia and Germany. Between he and Dr. Bell, they have taught hundreds of Chiropractors how to prepare and work at major games and how to excel in private practice.
Most recently he served on the medical core medical team at the Pam Am games in Toronto. He is the proud father of 2 girls, one of whom who is also a chiropractor at his clinic.
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Lawrence S. Bell, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.C., FCCSS(C), FICC
Dr. Bell is a Fellow of the Chiropractic College of Sports Sciences (Canada) and has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of sports injuries and performance. He is also a senior lecturer in the ICSSD hands-on seminars sponsored by the International Sports Chiropractic Federation (FICS).
Larry has been treating athletes internationally since 1988 and has treated athletes at five Olympics and sixteen World Championships. He has also worked at over fifty international events in Track and Field, Triathlon, Bobsleigh/skeleton, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Golf and Pro Skiing.
He is still affiliated with Athletics Canada and most recently worked at the last Winter Olympics with figure skating.
Dr. Bell received the Centenary Award from the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) in 1996. Dr. Bell and Dr. Murray are 2 of only 400 Chiropractors world-wide to be honoured as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC).
Dr. Bell also has a son who recently graduated from CMCC.
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BEHIND THE SCENES
See Dr. Murray and Dr. Bell behind the scenes, treating at the Olympics, world championships, and lecturing.