News: November 2018

With the Government of Canada's move to legalize cannabis it is important to remember that the status of cannabis in sport for athletes subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) has not changed. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance and a positive test can still result in a sanction. The CADP adheres to WADA’s Prohibited List , which is an international standard under the World Anti-Doping Code. So, despite Canada’s position on cannabis, the global anti-doping community has maintained cannabis on the Prohibited List. Cannabis is just one of many substances...
It’s no secret that the female body requires different levels of energy and nutrients to meet the demands of sport. This is especially true for young females who start their training during their development years. When these energy and nutrition demands aren’t met, females are also at risk for unique health concerns. There are three in particular that can be seen in females undergoing rigorous training and competition: 1) delayed or irregular menstruation, 2) bony stress injury, and 3) disordered eating. These three conditions are referred to as Relative Energy in Sport (RED-S)...
SportMedBC Members are invited to submit an abstract of original research for consideration for presentation at The Scientific Program of CASEM’s annual Sports Medicine Symposium (16 to 18 May 2019) at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. You are invited to submit an abstract of original research for consideration for poster and podium presentation. Research in all topics related to the clinical practice of Sport and Exercise Medicine will be considered including: • Exercise Medicine • Sport Epidemiology • Sport Injury Prevention • Sport Injury Treatment and...
If your car’s front end is out of alignment, the tires wear differently and, at certain speeds, the steering wheel wobbles. Not only do the same rules apply to the human body but these problems can significantly hinder you in your daily life. So, what can be done? The mechanic wouldn’t change your tires without fixing the alignment issue. Similarly, the symptoms and syndromes that result due to misalignment need to be viewed as an indication of a more central problem. In other words, the root cause needs to be addressed or your “tires” will continue to wear unevenly...