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SportMedBC is thrilled to partner with RBC GranFondo Whistler again this year to deliver a 12-week training program for beginner and intermediate riders! RBC GranFondo Whistler and SportMedBC are both committed to providing riders with a comprehensive approach to training, spanning everything from road safety, cycling etiquette, and equipment selection to injury prevention, and coaching and nutrition tips from qualified sport medicine practitioners. We have a number of exciting changes in store for 2019 including: New host centre locations including Richmond Oval, PacificSport Fraser Valley...
Physical activity is an important and historically underutilized form of medicine. Movement and exercise are critical for people’s best health and are effective as prevention and treatment in chronic disease. This 2.5-hour workshop will discuss all aspects of physical activity in health, how to most effectively engage your patients in less sedentary and more physically active lifestyles, and how to provide individualized exercise prescription. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits Date: 6:00pm -8:00pm...
Sports Endocrinology and the Gestalt Approach to Athlete Care Dr. Sara Forsyth
We're hiring a new InTraining Program Coordinator! If you or someone you know has experience as a program coordinator/manager and worked in the areas of sport training or health promotion we would love to hear from you. Knowledge or prior involvement with the running and cycling communities is an asset as well. The SportMed InTraining Program Coordinator coordinates the day-to-day activities and operations of the organization’s Health Promotion programming, including providing support for planning, facilitating, monitoring and evaluation processes. Specifically, the Coordinator will...
Team BC is ready to take on the best athletes in the country at the 2019 Canada Winter Games which open in Red Deer on February 15. 251 athletes, 46 coaches, 29 managers and technical support staff, and 23 mission staff make up Team BC and will proudly represent British Columbia at the Games. Competition will take place in 21 sports against teams from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. 55 per cent of the Team BC athletes and coaches have previously competed at the BC Winter or BC Summer Games bringing with them valuable multi-sport Games experience. Leading Team BC into the Opening...
I will have the privilege of guiding you over the next 13 weeks to make sure you safely and comfortably complete the Vancouver Sun Run in a way that’s right for you. Written by: Lynn Kanuka Helloooo, and welcome to our 24th year of SportMed InTraining! I will have the privilege of guiding you over the next 13 weeks to make sure you safely and comfortably complete the Vancouver Sun Run in a way that’s right for you. You will be part of an incredible journey with thousands of people around the province, and there is huge power in that vision of health, fun and fitness. I was...
With the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer only a few weeks away, Team BC has put together a weekly feature on the Team BC Mission Staff who will be supporting our athletes during the games. This week they are featuring our very own Philippe Saucier! Have a read and learn some interestings facts about Phil. The original article can be found here on the Team BC website. Philippe Saucier is the Manager of Sport Safety and Event Services with SportMedBC and the Team BC Medical Manager. Keeping everyone safe and healthy is Philippe’s main responsibility! We’d like to think he is...
The Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences Canada's 2019 Annual Spring Sports Conference, "Gearing Up", is coming back to Vancouver March 23-24. As the name would suggest the theme for this year is cycling with many of the top names in sports medicine delivering talks related to biomechanics, training, and treatment for cyclists. The conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver. A special room rate of $249 per night plus taxes has been arranged for conference attendees. Please mention that you are with the RCCSS(C) Conference to...
The BC Sports Hall of Fame revealed its 2019 Induction Class at an official Announcement Day press conference at BC Place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The 2019 Induction Class features five athletes, three builder-coaches, one team, one pioneer, one media member and one W.A.C. Bennett award winner. The 2019 Induction Class includes: Athlete Emily Brydon - Skiing Roy Gerela – Football Kelly McCallum – Rugby Daniel Sedin – Ice Hockey Henrik Sedin – Ice Hockey Builder-Coach Darlene Currie - Basketball Ken Holland – Ice Hockey Tony Waiters – Soccer Team...
What is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician? Sports Medicine doctors have special expertise in sports injuries but also in exercise medicine. A Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physician has completed one to two years of additional training through an accredited Fellowship Program and has passed a National Board exam to earn a Diploma in Sports Medicine. Many Fellowship programs require fellows to complete a Masters of Science in addition to their speciality training in Sports Medicine. Sports Medicine doctors can help with the diagnosis and the non surgical management of injury. 90% of...

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