The Doctor


Your Doctor, was the Chief Physician for an entire, major Olympic nation, at the Winter Olympic Games in 1992 in Albertville, France. In addition to his being a physician, is a World class research scientist who carefully vets all nutritional materials he dispenses before allowing his patients to take them. He also only uses methods and treatments shown to have scientific validity, by what is known as "evidence based medicine".

Stephen Press, DC, PhD

Stephen Press, DC, PhD

On April 6, in Rio de Janeiro, the World Fed. of Chiropractic and the Int'l Fed. of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) held a joint World Congress of Chiropractic at the Hotel Intercontinental Rio. 1n 1987, Dr. Press founded the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (known as the FICS), in 1987 in London, at the beautiful Kensington Town Hall. he was honored at this World Congress as the "Founder of FICS", and given a magnificent award "the FICS Founder's Award".

Int'l Fed. of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) Honors Dr. Press in Rio

Read Dr. Press' Biography on WikiChiro!


Undergraduate credits:
The Doctor received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Thomas Edison College of New Jersey. Most of his undergraduate education was at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Teaneck, NJ.

Graduate credits:
Doctor also attended and received graduate credits in Radiation Health Physics through the County of Bergen's Emergency Management office, when he was Director of Civil Defense for the City of Englewood; from the University of Massachusetts, in what was then known as Lowell Technological University. He also received graduate credits in Biochemistry, from Fairleigh Dickinson University's now closed Dental College.

EMT-A Dr. Press was actually the FIRST nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in New Jersey, who actually took the exam. About 1975, when the State contemplated starting the program, Dr. took a course in Haverstraw, NY called "Medical Emergency Technician", or MET. At its graduation after actually working in Nyack Hospital, Mr. Rocco Morando the national director of the EMT registry came to NY and personally gave the exam. Subsequently, Dr. Press took New Jersey's program all over again, and received his NJ-EMT-A in the first ever class here. He has maintained his EMT status pretty continuously since then.

The Doctor of Chiropractic degree is from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa. The Doctor graduated in 1978. Palmer College is, and was then, fully accredited by both the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE), and the regional accrediting agency responsible for all Universities in the mid-west. The DC degree is a recognized "First Professional Degree," listed as such by the US Department of Education, and most recently recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Doctor of Philosophy degree. Dr. Press has received his PhD degree in the area of Sports Medicine. The Degree is from Intercontinental University, Ltd., of Moscow, Russia. This is a coalition university, formed by faculty from both the Russian State Academy of Physical Culture and Moscow State University. Dr. Press received his PhD in Sports Chiropractic/Medicine on 30th November, 2006 in the field of Sports Chiropractic/Medicine. His dissertation was on "The mensuration of computerized isokinetic data correlated with gait/spinal biomechanical determinants".Dr. Press is formerly a dean of the faculty of sports chiropractic at the Institute of Physical Culture.

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Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician - This degree is awarded by the Certifying body of the ACA Sports Council after completion of a year of post-doctoral study at a CCE accredited institution; in this case, the division of National University of Health Sciences, in Lombard, IL, then known as "National-Lincoln College". The candidate then takes a National Board Examination in the specialty. Dr. Press graduated from the very first course ever given for certification, holding certificate numbered #00013, granted in 1980. He subsequently was retained by then President of National College, Dr. Joseph Janse, and served as coordinator of the program for the college in New Jersey, teaching in that forum for several years.

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Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. This degree is an honorary title conferred upon those members, deemed by the faculty of the College to have made some significant contribution to the field of Sports Medicine. One must have been a member for a certain number of years, published, attended a certain number of annual meetings, and been reccomended by at least two current Fellows of the College. Of the more than 14,000 members of the ACSM, the World's largest body in Sports Medicine, there are only about 750 Fellows. The Doctor is still the ONLY DC so honored.

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Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. This degree is an honorary title conferred upon those members, deemed by the faculty of the Academy to have made some significant contribution to the field of Pain Management. One must have been in practice for a certain number of years, published, and been reccomended by at least two current Diplomates of the Academy.

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"Fellow" of the International College of Chiropractors, a body founded by the past presidents of the American Chiropractic Association, awards the title of Fellow to those DC's nominated by a Fellow, and elected to this honor by the membership. It is awarded only to those DC's whose contributions to the profession have rendered them worthy of this distinction in the esteem of these, their most distinguished colleagues.

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The International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) is given through the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), awards the title of to those DC's who complete a post-doctoral program in Sports Chiropractic, accredited by Murdoch University, in AustraliaTo view diploma - Click here - PDF.pdf


1974 - 1980 Member of Society of Roller Skating Teachers of America. Taught Art. (Dance & Figures) Skating.
1966 - 1980 Artistic Skating Judge - Gold Judge in Dance Figures, Silver in Free, and "All tests" in Speed.
1980 - 1981 Acting Director of Medical Team, Jersey Shore Marathon (official Medical Director ran in the race and assigned subject as replacement)
1981 Team Physician - Dwight Morrow High School Football Team
1981 - 1983 Team Physician - Hellenic-American Soccer League, New York
1983 - Present Work privately with Elite and world class athletes, as well as "week-end athletes".
1987 Medical Director - US Corporate Athletics Ass'n Regional Meet - New York
1987 Paid Team Physician - "Club Independientes Santa Fe de Bogota" Colombia, South America Professional Football (Soccer) Team
1987 Approved Doctor - American Powerlifting Federation
1987 Team Physician- New York Regional Meet - Powerlifting
1987 London, England - Medical Director - World Championships, International Armwrestling Ass'n.
1988 Appointed Member, Medical Commission - American Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation
1988 Member Medical Commission - 5th African Athletics Championships, Annaba, Algeria
1989 Requested by Soviet Sports Committee to Treat Ekaterina Gordeeva in Moscow
1989 Member- Medical Team - New York Marathon Medical Interpreters Corp - New York Marathon
1991 Attending Doctor - Adirondack Tae Kwon Do Championships - Selkirk, NY
1991 Attending Doctor - D.A.R.E. Invitational Tae Kwon Do - Regional Championships - Albany, NY
1992 Chief Physician - "Unified Team" (USSR) Olympic Team - XVIth Winter OLYMPIC Games, Albertville, FRANCE
1993 Team Doctor - US National Team, World Tae Kwon Do Championships, Madison Square Garden, NY, August 19-21
1995 New Jersey State Championships - Tae Kwon Do - Elizabeth, NJ
1995 Team Doctor, US National Collegiate Tae Kwon Do Championships - New York
1996 Team Doctor - Garden State Games- Track & Field, and La Crosse.
1997 Attending Team Doctor - Garden State Games - Fencing and Figure Skating
1998 Attending Physician - Garden State Games, Roller Skating Venue
1998 Chief Medical Officer, World Championships of Roller Speed Skating, Pamplona, SPAIN
1998 Coordinator of Chiropractic Services, for Tom Collins' Campbell's Tour of World and Professional Figure Skating Champions, "Champions on Ice"
1999 Coordinator of Chiropractic Services, for Tom Collins' John Hancock's Tour of World and Professional Figure Skating Champions, "Champions on Ice"
2000 Coordinator of Chiropractic Services, for Tom Collins' FTD' Tour of World and Professional Figure Skating Champions, "Champions on Ice"
Team Doctor, - USA Track and Field - NJ Indoor Meet Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Accredited Team Doctor –Inaugural Winter Goodwill Games, Lake Placid, NY - Figure Skaters
2001 - Present Paid Attending Team Doctor - Regional Fencing Meets, in NJ and elsewhere
2002 Member- Medical Team - New York Marathon
2003 - Present Medical Coordinator for NJ Wrestling
2005 (Oct) Volunteer Physician, Katrina/Rita Evacuees
Attending Physician, Big Sandy, TX Shelter USPHS’ Medical Reserve Corps