DR. BRIAN SEAMAN, DC, FRCCSS(C), FICC
RCCSS(C) President 1991 to 1996
Dr. Seaman is a native of Moncton, NB and studied science at Dalhousie University. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1982 where he served on the Board of Governors for twelve (12) years (1984-1996). Dr. Seaman completed the Fellowship program of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) in 1988 has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1984 having served in a variety of positions during his thirty (30) year tenure:
• 1984 - 1986 – Regional Director.
• 1986 - 1990 – Secretary/Treasurer.
• 1990 - 1991 – First Vice President.
• 1991 - 1996 – President.
• 1996 - 2000 – Past President.
• 2000 - 2002 – Member at Large.
• 2002 - 2004 – Second Vice President.
• 2004 - 2008 – First Vice President.
• 2008 - 2014 – Member at Large.
Dr. Seaman’s involvement in sport has taken him to many national and international events including as a member of host medical services at the Calgary Winter Olympics (1988). He was also selected to be a member of the Canadian Medical Team at the Pan American Games (Winnipeg, 1999) and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City (2002), Torino, Italy (2006) and Vancouver (2010). Dr. Seaman was also appointed as the Chair of Medical Services for the 2011 Canada Winter Games (Halifax), Medical Co-ordinator for the Canada-Russia Hockey Challenge (2012) and Halifax’s SandJam (2012-2014). He has been the Chair of Medical Services for the East Coast Ice Jam Hockey Tournament (2013-2015).
Dr. Seaman has been a recipient of many professional awards including the Canadian Chiropractic Association “Centennial Award of Excellence” (1995), Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors “Chiropractor of the Year” (1998), “Honourary Member” of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (1999), and the Canadian Chiropractic Association’s “Award of Merit” (2001). Dr. Seaman was named as a “Fellow” of the International College of Chiropractors (FICC) in 2002 and “Independent Chiropractor of the Year” (2003) by the publication Canadian Chiropractor. In 2008 Dr. Seaman was awarded the Canadian Chiropractic Association’s highest honour, the “Medal of Merit”. In 2014 he was honoured by the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada), being named as a “Life Member”.
Dr. Greg Uchacz
RCCSS(C) President 2002 to 2010
Dr. Greg Uchacz is the owner and Clinic Director at Proactive Health Group in Calgary, Alberta. As a chiropractic sports specialist, Dr. Uchacz has provided health care support at over 180 International competitions; including 3 Olympic Winter Games, and has worked with nearly 200 Olympians. He has served as a health care provider for the Canadian Sport Institute, as Health Care Director for Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Canada, and Health Care Coordinator for Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. Practicing for over 20 years, Dr. Uchacz has worked with a number of international organizations such as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Sports Chiropractic Association (ISCA), and member of the Games Commission for the International Sports Chiropractic Federation (FICS).
After attaining his Sports Fellowship status with the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) in 1996, Dr. Uchacz soon became involved with this organization. First as a provincial representative and then serving on several committees, it didn’t take long to see he had a passion for this endeavour. Fueling this ambition, Dr. Uchacz joined the Board of Directors in 1998 as the 2nd Vice President and in 2002, began his tenure as President. After serving 4 terms, he passed the torch in 2010 with a strong legacy.
For his involvement for the advancement of chiropractic, Dr. Uchacz was awarded ‘Chiropractor of the Year” in 2012 by the Alberta Collage and Association of Chiropractic. He received a 'Distinguished Service Award' from his alma mater Palmer College of Chiropractic - West. Further, the Canadian Chiropractic Association honored him with an 'Award of Merit', and he received an honorary Fellowship from the International College of Chiropractors.
Dr. Uchacz's accomplishments as President include the creation of a Master's level educational platform for sports fellowship training; the most extensive sports specialty training of any health care professional worldwide. He also saw for the first time ever, the inclusion of chiropractic as an equal partner in the delivery of health care with Host Health Care Services under the IOC for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada - a monumental accomplishment for chiropractic internationally. Finally, conferring upon the college, permission to use the title Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, was a truly special honor during Dr. Uchacz's presidency. Now the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada), this royal honor marked only the third such health care organization in Canada's history to earn this prestigious ”royal” distinction.