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Improve performance, hit the ball further, more accurately and consistently with less chance of injury by making connecting your core an important focus of training. By: Carl Petersen BScPT. (City Sports & Physiotherapy Clinic) *edited excerpt from Fit to Play™ Golf-Improve Fitness & Lower Your Score (Nittinger & Petersen, 2018) Historically many golfer’s avoided traditional strength training methods fearing it would slow down their swing and make them too muscular interfering with the suppleness needed to perform on course. The changing nature and demands of the...
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An annual preventive health checkup is intended to assess health and look for medical diseases, but for most athletes and active individuals, the status quo isn’t enough. While it is essential that athletes remain healthy, many are also seeking data that can help prevent injury and enhance performance. If this is you, here are five athlete-based enhancements to consider adding: Body composition testing : Body composition testing is the act of measuring height, weight, girths and body fat percentage. This data can be compared against norms to assess health status and risk, or used as a...
Be sure to check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on hydration for sport! This Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer will take an in-depth look at: - Hydration recommendations - Water vs Sports Drinks - Fluids to avoid Video of 12RkZQ3NSfo SportMed Safety offers offers courses, event coverage, videos, tips and resources through its free Safety Network on SportMedBC.com. For more information, contact Paul Dwyer, SportMed Safety & Event Services Manager - pauld@sportmedbc...
Gail Johnson / The Georgia Straight November 7th, 2013 When Lynn Kanuka represented Canada in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, she earned a bronze medal in the 3,000-metre event. She’s no longer a competitive athlete, but the Vancouver resident is still passionate about running. "If I were to close my eyes any time I have a spare moment, I just see myself running along a trail in the mountains or along the ocean with mountains in the background," Kanuka says in a phone interview. "There is no finish-line vision. In this world of busyness, if I can go to my peaceful place, that’s what my...
Leukemia survivor Brian Lau is working out at North Vancouver's Level 10 Fitness with SportMedBC Board Member Anthony Findlay. Lau was granted a wish by the Children's Wish Foundation and chose to take on a personal trainer to improve his health. Andy Prest / North Shore News October 6th, 2013 Disney World. Disney World. Meet WWE wrestler John Cena. Trip to Hawaii. Disney World. Mexico. Blue Jays tickets. Disney World. Disney World. Disneyland. Browse through the list of recent wishes on the Children's Wish Foundation's website and a pattern starts to emerge. "It's hard to go wrong with...
SportMedBC has an exciting course coming soon to our new host site, Fortius Sport & Health . SportMedBC’s injury prevention and performance initiative, SportSmart , will be at Fortius Sport & Health on Wednesday, August 28th. This two-hour workshop offers introductory safety and performance workshops designed to help parents, coaches and administrators understand how they can be key players in preventing injuries and facilitating the development of their children as athletes. Athletic Therapist Lauren Gavrailoff takes participants through a fast-paced, 90-minute workshop, covering: •...
By SportMedBC Safety Coordinator, Seb Hartell With the 2013 Major League Baseball season passing the quarter pole, injuries, unfortunately, continue all throughout the league. My favorite team, the Toronto Blue Jays, have been hit hard by the injury bug. The list runs long; from the ankle problems of Jose Reyes and Brett Lawrie, to four starting pitchers currently on the disabled list, it’s almost like the injuries won’t stop. But when it comes to baseball injuries, every organization and all fans have come to fear those nasty words - TOMMY JOHN SURGERY . When news breaks that a pitcher...
With the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec less than one-hundred days away, athletes are reminded that they are responsible for what they consume and they need to be aware and educated prior to and during the games. With so many energy drinks, supplements and medications available, athletes should read through the up-to-date WADA prohibited list to see if a substance in question is banned. For more - WADA Anti-Doping Code (2013 Prohibited List) SportMedBC Safety Coordinator Seb Hartell will be the medical manager for Team BC.
Check out The Province's coverage of SportMedBC's injury prevention and performance program, SportSmart. By Larissa Cahute The importance of a warm-up is constantly drilled into those involved in sports and fitness training. But it turns out some coaches are leading them ineffectively. "These days people are still just doing a couple laps and then sitting in a circle and holding their stretches for 30 seconds, which is completely what you don't want to do as a warm-up - you want to get the body moving and active," said SportMedBC's sports safety co-ordinator, Seb Hartell . "They're using the...

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