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Endocrinology is the study of the various glands throughout the body that secrete hormones that circulate in the blood stream. These hormones function like “chemical messengers” and act on an assortment of structures throughout the body. They act to regulate many body processes and systems. These hormones work in a complex concert-like manner with intricate feedback loops responding to the concentration of hormones within the loop. Exercise and training can impact the concentration of various hormones resulting in alteration of the feedback loop. One key example of this is the...
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...
Chances are if you’ve spent much time in the world of sports, you’ve heard the phrases, “I’ve got terrible ankles,” “I sprained my ankle again,” or my personal favourite, “oh it’s just an ankle sprain.” Have you ever wondered how one of the most common injuries in sport has come to be, or why they rarely seem to be taken seriously? To better understand injuries around the ankle, it’s important to understand the anatomy of the area and what makes the ankle so injury prone. In the foot and ankle, there are 26 bones, plus the two...
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...

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