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On Saturday, October 18th, SportMedBC is offering an excellent opportunity for current Registered Massage Therapists to earn CMTBC Continuing Education Credits. A certificate of completion will be issued. This eight-hour course covers many of the taping techniques used in a sport setting through a combination of lecture and practical sessions. The course is designed as an introduction to taping. Safety considerations relating to taping as well as the theory of athletic taping will be covered. The taping techniques covered in the course include regional techniques for the ankle, foot, knee,...
SportMedBC co-founder Dr. Jack Taunton was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on September 25th, 2014. One of the founding fathers of sport medicine in Canada, Dr. Taunton was one of 11 inductees in the Class of 2014 to be honoured at the September Banquet of Champions. “Dr. Jack Taunton truly is one of the leaders in sports medicine in British Columbia and Canada. He is a co-founder of our organization and his passion and leadership inspire the sport and healthy living community,” said SportMedBC Executive Director Alison Cristall. “His induction to the BC...
Clinic Coordinators Wanted! Areas: Fraser Valley, North Shore, Richmond, Surrey Position: Contract position Contact Name: Ashley Reece Contact Email: ashleyr@sportmedbc.com Compensation: Honorarium, Leader apparel and complimentary Vancouver Sun Run entry Dates: October 2014 to April 26, 2015 SportMedBC, in partnership with the Vancouver Sun, is in its 20th year of coordinating 13-week Sun Run InTraining clinics for runners and walkers at more than 60 community, recreation and fitness centres throughout Greater Vancouver and the BC interior. SportMedBC’s goal is to provide motivation...
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...
Be sure to check out SportMedBC’s FREE SportMed Safety Webinar on hydration for sport! This 15 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: - Hydration recommendations - Water vs Sports Drinks - Fluids to avoid Webinar: Best Practices: Hydration for Sport Date: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - 6:30PM REGISTER HERE For more information, contact Paul Dwyer, SportMed Safety & event Services Manager - pauld@sportmedbc.com or 604.294...
The Team BC mission staff has been selected to lead the provincial team competing at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta next August. Chef de Mission, Diane St-Denis, will lead the team of mission staff members who will provide administrative, logistical, and performance preparation support for the athletes and coaches attending the Games. This is St-Denis' first time as Team BC's Chef de Mission. She brings with her extensive experience in sport including Executive Director of Judo BC, Coordinator of Athletics at Simon Fraser University and her current role...
Leading Canadian health organizations’ new recommendations call for concussion protocols to protect all Canadians participating in high risk sports. "Concussion continues to be one of the most significant health issues in sport. The new Canadian Concussion Collaborative Statement has two simple recommendations focussing on sport organizations. This is an important step forward in protecting and improving management of athletes participating in high risk sports. Healthcare professionals over many years have had regular dialogue and have developed detailed consensus on concussions...
Be sure to check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on shoulder injuries! 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: - Understanding the shoulder joint - Common shoulder injuries - Stretching and strengthening techniques - Shoulder injury prevention 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 &...
Mark your calendars for SportMedBC's Annual General Meeting on September 27th, 2014! Join us on Saturday, September 27th from 11:00am -12:00pm at Fortius Sport & Health for our Annual General Meeting. In addition, Fortius Sport & Health will be hosting a discussion panel called "The Complete Concussion Update" prior to the AGM. The discussion panel will run from 8:30am - 10:30am with the SportMedBC AGM from 11:00am - Noon. Guests are invited to attend both events or the AGM only. Some important information: With the terms of seven SportMedBC Board of Directors expiring,...
Through the collaboration of stakeholders, SportMedBC is offering training and education to medical volunteers and community members on a subsidized basis in 15 Northern BC communities in the lead up to the 2015 Canada Winter Games! It's all part of the 2015 Canada Winter Games Safe Sport Tour! Join SportMedBC for an all-in-one evening of our signature Concussion Management and SportSmart Workshops! Working in partnership with our stakeholders in Northern British Columbia, SportMedBC is pleased to offer these workshops at a subsidized cost of $15.00! This month, courses and workshops are...

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