In this presentation, Dr. Laurie Hiemstra, Banff Sport Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Sarah Kerslake MSc BPhty, discuss the main types of surgery used to treat patients with patellar instability (aka a dislocating / unstable kneecap), as well as physiotherapy and bracing considerations.
For the last 150 years almost everywhere around the world, death rates have declined, and life expectancy has increased. One significant reason for this is the development of medical and applied sciences. We have developed ways to detect, diagnose and treat disease. Have you ever considered how this has been accomplished? What are the processes…
Dr Andy Reed, Banff Sport Medicine Physician and recently injured ultramarathon runner, gives us the scoop on the scientific evidence behind the use of gelatin and collagen for injury recovery and prevention in his latest Bow Valley Crag and Canyon article!
Menisci are a type of cartilage inside the knee joint. Their main function is to equally distribute the force placed on the knee, stabilize the knee during movements, and offer more fluid movements.
Gender equity is a pressing human rights issue in many professional fields and medicine is no exception. Of the surgical specialties, orthopaedics has one of the lowest rates of women and has not made any substantial gains in gender parity over time. Currently, 12.6% of the orthopaedic surgeons in Canada are female, an increase from…
Learn how Banff Sport Medicine Physician, Dr Andy Reed, is recovering from a recent injury in his latest Bow Valley Crag & Canyon article.
Delia Roberts PhD., Researcher and Founder of the Fit For Snow program, will be discussing her research on the importance of nutrition, hydration and sleep for snowsports performance and injury prevention.
In this article, Delia Roberts PhD, talks about how to interval train and outlines a basic interval to get you started.
In his latest Bow Valley Crag & Canyon article, Banff Sport Medicine Physician Dr Andy Reed, reflects on his recent injury.
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There are a lot of ways to build and maintain fitness. If you work in a physical job like wildland firefighting or tree planting or are a competitive athlete (or just train like one), your baseline fitness from work and exercise will be very high.
Research shows that the fitter the individual the less likely they are to be injured. If you’ve been active all summer, all you need is a bit of specific work to start your season, but if you’ve spent the last month or so at a desk or on the couch, you’ll need to build some…