Sports Medicine

Tips to Running your first 10K

Tips to Running your first 10K

In just 4 weeks I am running my first 10K and I am actually pretty nervous. I have been training the last 3 weeks, and I have seen some improvement but honestly, starting to run in your 30s is not easy. Continue Reading…

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My journey to running a 10k

My journey to running a 10k

Its just 6 weeks away and Im starting to get nervous, training for my first 10K race. I’ve been researching and training. So far here are some of my favorite tips. Stay tuned for more from my journey!

 

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Concussions…The #1 Injury in the NFL?

Concussions…The #1 Injury in the NFL?

Super Bowl is less than a week away! And this year marks its 50 anniversary, pretty exciting. Over the last few years the NFL has been gaining negative media attention with the off-field behaviour of its players, deflated balls, and the rise in concussion amongst past and present players. Although a very serious injury many of you would be surprised to note that concussions are not the most common injury experienced by players. In fact 50% of all injuries sustained by NFL players include the lower limb. Concussions account for only 7.4% of football injuries.  OF the lower limb the knee is most commonly injured joint. Common injuries include, sprained/torn ACL, Torn Meniscus and Sprained/Torn MCL. Here’s the breakdown: Continue Reading…

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Why young girls should play sports

Why young girls should play sports

Watching my little sister play hockey has brought me more joy than I ever thought it could. She has loved hockey for years and started playing this past fall. It’s honestly the only time I see her smile. And it’s not just her smile that I love to see, but how proud she is of herself each time she steps onto the ice. At 10 years old, she is starting to develop her confidence. She is realizing that the 8am practices every weekend are paying off and she becoming a better player. Continue Reading…

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Sports Injury Corner – Jonas Valanciunas

Sports Injury Corner – Jonas Valanciunas

Last Friday  we saw Jonas Valanciunas leave the game against the Lakers with a finger injury. It was later determined that he had broken his left 4th metacarpal bone. What is the Metacarpal bone? The palm of the hand primarily comprises of 5 long bones known as the metacarpals. The metacarpal bones form joints with the small bones of the wrist known as the carpal bones and the small bones of the fingers known as the phalanges. Continue Reading…

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