September 2004

Academy e-letter Volume 3, Number 9 September, 2004

From the Desk of J. R. Brandt DC, FACO President, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Good Morning Doctor,

The first part of this month I had the opportunity to attend the American Board of Chiropractic Specialties (ABCS) at the ACA meetings in Tampa. Discussion included a presentation on Board credentialing. In addition to the Academy and Council of Chiropractic Orthopedists representing orthopedics, neurology, radiology, occupational health and nutrition were present.

The College of Forensic Sciences of the CCO has informed the Academy the all Academy members have advanced standing towards the core requirements of the Forensic Diplomate. Academy members need only to take the required hours in impairment rating using the 5th edition, the 120 forensic specific hours and pass the certification examination. This second Diplomate (DABFP) would be from the American Board of Forensic Physicians. Information is linked from the Academy website to the Council of Chiropractic Orthopedists (CCO).

The Academy has continued in concert with its sister organizations, ACCO and CCO, expanding and rejuvenating the orthopedic specialty. We have contacted all of the Secretaries of the State Boards and state associations with information about Chiropractic Orthopedics and the Academy Diplomate examination. NBCE has been contacted and assistance offered to them on chiropractic orthopedic matters.
The new e-journal is on the website ( Note the new link “Honors and Awards”.
There has been a change on the Academy Board. Dr. Don Freuden has asked to be replaced. The Board appreciated Dr. Freuden’s input and work ethic during his Board tenure. Thanks Don and “Good Luck”. The opening has been filled by Dr. Stephen Capps. Dr. Capps is currently working with the military at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He has experience in the testing process to include item development and administration. The Academy is fortunate to have Dr. Capps on board. Welcome Steve.

Enjoy the beautiful fall — for some of us it means time to get the snow-blower fixed.


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