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As the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games have opened in Kamloops, SportMedBC is following the events and stories of Team BC. SportMedBC’s Manager of Performance Dr. D’arcey Musselman is along for the ride. D’arcey is the Medical Manager for Team BC . She will be keeping us up-to-date throughout the games, which run from Friday, August 5 th to Sunday, August 14 th . Here are some of her thoughts through the first two days of competition: “With two days of competition in the books, along with a successful 30+ medal haul for Team BC, it’s hard to believe that we have only been in Kamloops for a...
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While two teams take undefeated records into week 4 of the Canadian Football League , safety discussions are stealing the headlines. In particular, helmet issues across the CFL are leaving league officials confused and concerned.
SportMedBC RunWalk Coordinator Susan Nguyen had a chance to check out the Moricetown Elementary 5K Event last Friday, June 24 th . Moricetown is a village located between Smithers and New Hazelton , British Columbia. Here’s Susan’s account of the fun 5K for students, kindergarten to grade 7.
The SportMedBC RunWalk team traveled to Moricetown , BC last Tuesday, June 21 for their 2 nd annual 10K event. Moricetown is a village located between Smithers and New Hazelton , British Columbia. SportMedBC’s RunWalk Manager Shannon McBurney describes the day, and the event.
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The Vancouver Canucks announced on Tuesday that winger Mason Raymond suffered a vertebrae compression fracture. The back injury will sideline Raymond for 3-4 months. The 25 year-old was injured in Monday night’s 5-2, Game 6 loss to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final. Just 20 seconds into to Game 6, Bruins defenceman Johnny Boychuk nailed Raymond into the boards as the Canuck was leaning forward. After a several minutes on the ice, Raymond was helped off by teammates and then taken on a stretcher to a Boston hospital. Simply put, a vertebrae compression fracture is a major back injury...
On Sunday, June 5, 2011, Lil’wat Nation of Mount Currie, British Columbia had their first annual Lil’wat Satellite Sun Run . As SportMedBC’s RunWalk Coordinator , I had the pleasure of attending the event! Upon my arrival, I was gree
A blister on a key spot on your foot can result in your star midfielder running like the most out of shape goalkeeper! While very minor, if not taken care of, blisters can be debilitating. They are caused by a combination of moisture and rubbing, which is normal for the inside of a soccer boot. More tips at the Province Sports Academy . They are a number of ways to prevent blisters. Wearing a synthetic or wool liner sock underneath your soccer socks will help. These socks will wick away moisture, preventing blisters. It’s also a good idea to break-in new boots by wearing them for short...
Here’s a very interesting piece by Karim Khan for the British Journal of Sports Medicine . Titled, Are the recommendations for fluid intake in humans valid? , guest author Dr. Evan Lloyd reviews the research and examines recommendations, health, thirst and sports drinks. Read article . SportMedBC’s Manager of Performance, Dr. D’arcey Musselman also reviewed the article. Here are her thoughts: “This article presents some interesting comments in regards to fluid intake. “I agree that laboratory experiments do not necessarily translate or reflect how the body will respond in the ‘field’...

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