Dr. Tim Hirst has been designated as a certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP). This means that he has completed at least 100 hours of post-doctoral education related to specialized sports medicine and passed a board examination. Knowledgeable with different sports injuries and rehabilitation, Dr. Hirst helps athletes optimize their performance.
According to Brett Guimard, DC, DACBSP, CSCS, MAOM, Lac, the CCSP credential is “the most recognized sports certificate for chiropractors in the U.S.” It also “signifies that a doctor has completed additional training in sports med and sports performance.”
Earning the Prestigious Certified Sports Chiropractor Designation
Dr. Hirst had to go through a rigorous process before becoming a certified chiropractor. For instance, the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) highlighted that applicants should finish an exam involving 250 multiple-choice questions.
The whole examination process receives approval from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Moreover, in the U.S., the only Sports Medicine Chiropractic certifications that the American Chiropractic Association acknowledges are CCSP and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP).
One of the following requirements should be satisfied to be eligible to take the five-hour test:
- Accomplished a minimum of 100 postgraduate hours in a CCSP program at an accredited chiropractic college
- Finished first year in sports medicine residency program
- A Master’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Science or its equivalent
- A current Athletic Trainer Certification
Maintaining a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Title
By enriching his field experience and taking continuous education, Dr. Hirst stays updated with the most recent studies, technology, and treatment options. He also attends the annual conference held by the ACBSP, which aims to keep physicians well-informed of modern research, tools, and innovations.
Furthermore, the continued education of professionals who possess the CCSP certification covers several areas. These include chiropractic management of the extremities, concussion, spine, emergency procedures, and sports chiropractic studies.
To stay active as a certified sports chiropractor, Dr. Hirst completes at least 12 hours of continued education every year while retaining the CPR/First-Aid certification.
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