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  • A Runner’s Smoothie

    By Tara Postnikoff, Reg. Sports Nutritionist | Fitness, Resources, Tips

    Try this recipe for an excellent source of energy – ideal to pair with running and other distance sports. Let us know what you think.   1 scoop of your favourite protein powder protein is critical for repair of muscle tissue. 1 beet beets add amazing colour, but have also been shown to contain a…

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  • We all know that the leg bone connects to the hip bone, but did you know that your primary hip bone also connects to your diaphragm? Diaphragm 101: The diaphragm is our primary breathing muscle. It is a dome shaped muscle situated at the bottom of the rib cage that functions by depressing downward like…

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  • Ankle Sprains

    By Jaclyn Kissel | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries occurring in sports. Soccer players are at an increased risk due to the nature of the sport incorporating running, kicking, quick changes of direction, and playing surface. Grading a Sprain There are 3 Grades of…

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  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

    By Dr. Jaclyn Kissel BSc, DC, FRCCSS | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as shin splints in the general public, is an exercise-induced nagging dull ache along the lower inner shin (approximately 2 centimetres in length). It is one of the most common complaints of the lower leg in the athletic…

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  • Knee Injuries

    By Courtney Hypes | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview One of the most common and serious knee injuries in sport is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear. A typical ACL injury will take a player away from sports for 6 to 12 months and can result in long-term consequences for their health…

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  • Head Injuries

    By Totum Life Science | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   What should you do if you think a player has had a concussion? Seek medical advice if a person has symptoms and/or signs of a concussion after a blow to the head or body. Without proper management, a concussion can result in permanent problems and seriously…

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  • Groin Strains

    By Courtney Hypes | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview Groin (or adductor muscle) strains are another unfortunate and frustrating soccer injury, accounting for 10-18% of all soccer injuries. This is because of the significant number of forceful side-to-side push-offs, cutting and lateral movements involved in soccer. Adductor strains can also occur when a player…

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  • Hamstring Injuries

    By Courtney Hypes | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview: Hamstring strains make up a substantial percentage (10-23%) of acute injuries in soccer and can result in a lot of missed time from sport. On average, players will miss 8-25 days of sport after injuring their hamstring, depending on the severity of their strain. What’s…

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