4 Quick & Easy Snacks for Kids

4 Quick & Easy Snacks for Kids

Preparing healthy snacks for your kids can sometimes give you stress when it comes to choosing between recipes that children find tasty but would also give them the energy they need to perform different school activities. Below are 5 healthy snacks that offer both taste and nutrition. Continue Reading…

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Injury Prevention Programs for Athletes

Injury Prevention Programs for Athletes

Study after study has shown that implementing injury prevention programs in various sports groups and clubs reduces the occurrence of injury in athletes.

For example, a 2007 study done by R. Bahr (1) et al found a twofold reduction in the incidence of acute ankle sprains in volleyball after the introduction of an injury prevention program. A more recent study by Riva, D (2) et al. found that injury prevention programs involving proprioceptive training reduced the rate of ankle sprains, knee sprains at low back pain in basketball players.

Whether or not you coach an amateur sports club or a competitive sports team, consider having your players participate in one of my many injury prevention programs. These programs are tailored to your sport and your athletes. Programs include, but are not limited to:

1. Baseline Functional Testing – including functional movement screen testing. This identifies any faulty movement patterns which could lead to future injuries.

2. Baseline Concussion Testing – This is done in the preseason. The goal is to assist in making an accurate diagnosis, as well as to establishing when athletes are fully healthy and safe to return to their sport should they suffer an injury.

3.Sport Specific Injury Workshops – including how to identify the most common injuries per sport and how to specifically avoid these injuries through proper training.

4. Rehab and Return to play – Should an athlete become injured a custom treatment plan will be created and implemented to ensure a safe return to play.

For more information on these programs please contact Dr Nekessa Remy at info@drnekessaremy.com

 

 

References
(1) R. Bahr1,2, Ø. Lian2,3 andI. A. Bahr1,2, A twofold reduction in the incidence of acute ankle sprains in volleyball after the introduction of an injury prevention program: a prospective cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 172–177, June 1997

(2) Riva D1, Bianchi R, Rocca F, Mamo C. Proprioceptive training and injury prevention in a professional men’s basketball team: a six-year prospective study. Strength Cond Res. 2015 Jul 11.

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Playing It Safe for Back-to-School

Playing It Safe for Back-to-School

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Back-to-school is the best time for children to be introduced to different sports and other fitness activities. It is important for children to become engaged in different forms of athletics at an early age to develop a long-term active lifestyle and they also learn to work as part of a team and socialize with other children. Continue Reading…

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Panamania! My Pan Am Game experience in Photos

Panamania! My Pan Am Game experience in Photos

I have attached some behind the scenes photos and some notes on my 2 week experience. Please ENJOY!

My first shift was with the Roller Sports Figure Skating team. Here is a picture of the amazing team that I started my journey with. We are made up of chiropractors, physiotherapist, massage therapist, athletic therapist and medical doctors. We had a blast! Continue Reading…

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What It’s Really Like To Be Part of The Pan Am Games

What It’s Really Like To Be Part of The Pan Am Games

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A year ago I decided to volunteer at Toronto’s Pan American Games.
The main reason was a bit of a selfish one, ampoule I wanted to treat athletes mostly because it would be a positive learning experience for me and look good on my CV. Continue Reading…

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