• 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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  • Going for a run can be an intimidating prospect in the best of weather. Living in Canada, we are obviously faced with at least a few months of “less than ideal” outdoor running conditions. In this article I am going to discuss running safely and effectively in the winter months. First we are going to…

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  • Help control inflammation through your diet. Face it: training is hard on the body with all that pounding our muscles, joints and ligaments face a lot of stress. Too much stress leads to inflammation in the body, which over time can lead to injury. Add anti-inflammatory foods to your diet daily, such as ginger, turmeric,…

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  • I am a cardio junkie. I will gladly run for hours at a time, and I truly believe that there is no better way to start a day than a sunrise run along my favourite path. I also have a tendency to avoid strength training at all costs. I am also a physiotherapist who is…

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