We have strong partnerships locally and internationally in a number of areas.
Dr. Meeuwisse is the founding Chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary, which is one of the original 4 Research Centres in the world supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He has a 26 year academic track record as a leader in sport injury prevention. He served for 14 years as the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and has been Co-Chair of the International Consensus conferences on Concussion in Sport.
Our clinics maintain a strong linkage with sport injury prevention studies in the Calgary Community, such as research collaborations with the University of Calgary.
We also implement the latest knowledge in clinical care. One example is sport-related concussions where we adopt the latest international consensus on diagnosis and treatment. Read the consensus here.
As stated in our name, our goal is to innovate, so that our patients benefit from the latest treatment, grounded in sound scientific evidence and novel in its method of delivering the best health care.
Current Research Projects:
The Bone Imaging Laboratory is running a study to assess bone changes in the knee after ACL tears and is currently recruiting participants. The SALTAC II study has been approved by the CHREB. REB19-1184.
Sports nutrition is the science of hydrating and fueling before, during and after exercise. When executed properly, it promotes optimal training and performance.
It is highly beneficial to work with a Registered Dietitian to ensure that:
All basic nutrient needs are met
It is important to first focus on consuming a balanced diet that meets the specific individuals’ basic needs
Adequate carbohydrate intake is achieved for the specific type and duration of activity
Did you know that March is Nutrition Month?In honor of Nutrition Month, dietitians are spreading the word that healthy eating goes beyond what foods we eat... and includes how we eat! The new Canada’s Food Guide was launched in 2019 and provides great information on developing a healthier relationship with food. Check it out here: http://www.canada.ca/foodguide
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Be mindful of your eating habit...
The average Canadian gains between 2 and 10 lbs during the holiday season. Do you have a game plan?
Many people find healthy eating difficult during the holiday season. The holidays revolve around sharing food with friends and family, and temptations are everywhere. The good news is that you can enjoy the holidays without guilt and weight gain. A few indulgences will not sabotage your healthy eating goals. Here are some tips for a guilt-free and healthy holiday.
Eat your favorite food...
Is an injury limiting your ability to be active? Meredith Papps, Athletic Therapist at Innovative Sport Medicine, Mayfair, discusses the mental and emotional side effects of inactivity after injury with 5 simple strategies to move more and feel better, despite your injury.
Injuries can sideline you from doing the activities that you love. Since exercise has a positive effect on the brain, you may experience negative changes in your mood, stress levels, motivation, and overall emotional we...
Hands on care and targeted exercise is at the core of what we provide to facilitate healing. However, every now and then, a tool comes along that makes a remarkable difference in a different way. We caught up with Advanced Practice Physiotherapist Rob Ruddick from Evidence Sport and Spine to find out about SHOCKWAVE.
How long have you been using Shockwave Therapy (SWT)?
RR: I first had access to Shockwave as a treatment modality 4 years ago. By the time I moved my practice to Evi...