Resource Library: Athletic Injuries, Prevention & Management

SportMedBC’s Athletic Injury, Prevention & Management articles are intended to be a resource for sport medical practitioners, coaches, parents and athletes to find information on common athletic injuries and conditions. This is by no means an exhaustive list and individuals should consult with their doctor or allied health professional before self-diagnosing or treating any injury or condition.

Overuse Injuries in Cycling

  Cycling is an activity with high levels of participation and is growing in popularity.  The rise in popularity spans the range from cycle commuting

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Nasal Injuries

  Injuries to the nose are common in contact sports such as soccer, football and basketball. Nasal injuries can include bleeding, nasal fractures or septal

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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

  Often incorrectly described as "shin splints", Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is an overuse injury usually caused by running. The condition is characterized by

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Athletes are particularly susceptible to heat-related illnesses because of the relative intensity of their activities. Excessive heat buildup can do tremendous damage to the human

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Putting Injuries on Ice

Despite best efforts, injuries to soft body tissues like muscles (strains and contusions) and ligaments (sprains) are often unavoidable.  Though painful, minor injuries do not always

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Posture for Performance

How would you like to quickly improve your athlete’s performance, reduce their risk of injury and optimize their health by emphasizing one simple, powerful concept?

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Potentially Harmful Exercises

Not all exercises are created equal. Unfortunately many of the traditional exercises that were learned in high school, discovered at fitness class or seen in

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