SportMed Safety

VANCOUVER, BC (January 19, 2017) – Headcheck Health Inc. (HeadCheck), a Canadian company that has created a reliable and objective sideline concussion testing and management app for sports teams, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia (SportMedBC). HeadCheck and SportMedBC are aligned in their missions to provide best practices for concussion care and management. The purpose of this partnership is to provide all levels of British Columbian sporting organizations and medical professionals access to an innovative, evidence-based...
SportMedBC has some great sport safety courses and workshops coming to your area! Don’t miss out! Register now! Vancouver Sports First Aid Course Saturday, July 26th, 2014 (9:00am - 5:00pm) Creekside Community Centre (MAP) Surrey/Cloverdale Sports First Aid Course Sunday, July 27th, 2014 (9:00am - 5:00pm) Cloverdale Recreation Centre (MAP) To register: sportmedbc.com/events For more information contact: alexs@sportmedbc.com
An average of 900 BC children and teens are hospitalized each year due to sports-related injuries. A new website is working to change this by giving parents, kids, coaches and teachers easy access to injury prevention information for over 50 popular sports and recreational activities, including soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, ice hockey, kayaking, hiking and snowboarding. Active & Safe Central was developed by the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) at BC Children’s Hospital in partnership with injury prevention experts, sport injury specialists and sport organizations...
Ski season has arrived. . .but it’s not too late for a little fitness and condition to help prepare you for challenging the BC trails and slopes this winter. We have provided you with some sport specific preparations for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Hill sprints, hopping and bounding are sport specific drills that will help prepare you for the ski and snowboard season. Hill sprints work on energy systems and power. Hopping and bounding are low to medium intensity plyometric drills that will prepare your body for the dynamic and eccentric movements needed for optimal...
This 2 hour workshop is led by a Certified Athletic Therapist and provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of best practices in concussion management. Participants will gain a greater understanding of recognition and management principles around concussion injuries. Participants will review injury mechanisms, on-field assessment techniques, the use of Sideline Concussion Tools (such as the Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool and SCAT3), signs & symptoms, concussion “red-flags”, and current best-practices surrounding return-to-play decisions and protocol. There...
Check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on the subject of "ice or heat?" This Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer takes an in-depth look at: - Therapeutic benefits of cold and hot applications - Different forms of cold and hot applications - Precautions and safety Video of qV-q9N6n_Vk...
Check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on common overuse injuries! This Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer takes an in-depth look at: - The definition of an "overuse injury" - What can cause overuse injuries - Strategies to stay healthy Video of 4XRGWa3Jld0...
Be sure to check out SportMedBC’s FREE SportMed Safety Webinar on common overuse injuries! This 20 minute Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. Webinar: Best Practices: Common Overuse Injuries Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - 6:30PM REGISTER HERE For more information, contact Paul Dwyer, SportMed Safety & Event Services Manager - pauld@sportmedbc.com or 604.294.3050, ext. 104...
Check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on nutrition during competition! This Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer takes an in-depth look at: - Pre-event nutrition - Hydration - Post-event nutrition - Making healthy choices Video of KCzUlf6STLA SportMed Safety 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...
Be sure to check out SportMedBC’s FREE SportMed Safety Webinar on nutrition during competition! This 20 minute 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: - Pre-event nutrition - Hydration - Post-event nutrition - Making healthy choices Webinar: Best Practices: Nutrition During Competition Date: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - 6:30PM REGISTER HERE For more information, contact Paul Dwyer, SportMed Safety & Event Services Manager - pauld@...

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