Here is a great warm-up recommended by Nani Woollings, Physiotherapist and Canadian Youth National Climbing Team coach.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of four major ligaments of the knee. The other ligaments are the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
What you really need to do to be successful! In his latest Bow Valley Crag & Canyon article, Dr. Andy Reed, Sport Medicine Physician and ultra running machine, discusses some key tips to achieving your New Year’s fitness resolution goals.
What is platelet-rich plasma therapy? Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment used for musculoskeletal (bone and joint) injuries that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It involves using the patient’s own blood to promote healing in a specific area of the body, although the exact way that PRP works isn’t fully understood. PRP consists…
In his latest Bow Valley Crag & Canyon article, Banff Sport Medicine’s Dr. Andy Reed, discusses exercising in cold weather and provides some tips to try when doing so!
Osteoarthritis is becoming increasingly common with more than 4.4 million people in Canada living with osteoarthritis; with hip osteoarthritis affecting approximately 3% to 8% of the general population. If you have osteoarthritis, know that you are not alone. With the appropriate care, many people live meaningful, productive, and pain free lives despite this diagnosis.
We spent a few hours with Jackie Bardana – High Performance & Mental Strength Consultant and owner of Forza Consulting – discussing her work with athletes, and how to support athletes and active folk along their mental journey from injury, through to rehabilitation and return to sport and activity.
Sarcopenia is an age-related condition. As we get older, we experience a decline in muscle mass and strength, which starts from approximately 40 years old and onwards. Unfortunately, this can result in disability, poor quality of life, frailty, and an increased risk of death. A recent review of several research studies revealed that the rate…
In his latest column for The Bow Valley Crag & Canyon, BSM Sport Medicine Physician, Dr. Andy Reed discusses how suspected concussions are evaluated and managed in the clinic.
Ankle fractures are usually the result of a harsh rotational force. For example, if you over-roll your ankle in a trip or fall. A person with an ankle fracture will not tolerate weightbearing activities, so until treated, this injury will prevent a person from standing on the injured foot or walking.
Gluteal tendinopathy in post menopausal women It might not just be the hot flashes keeping you up at night. Do you struggle to find a comfortable position while falling asleep, tossing from lying on one side to the other? Does the side of your hip ache or throb no matter which side you choose?
In his latest Bow Valley Crag & Canyon article, Dr. Andy Reed, discusses two recent research studies that looked at the benefits of physical activity.