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Leaders In Research

Drs Emory, Meeuwisse and Schneider at the International Olympic Committee symposiumWe 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.

Further Concussion Resources
Parachute Canada
Canadian Concussion Collaborative
Concussion Recognition Tool for coaches, parents and the public

Here's what you missed - Previous Newsletter Articles

Enhancing Your Performance With Regular Exercise   Repetitive Strain Injuries - Break the Pain Cycle Activity Trackers - Are they for you? Sitting: This Generations Smoking, Regardless of Activity Level
Self-Esteem: The Imposter Syndrome Clinican & Patient Info on Pelvic Health Disorders The Relaxation Response Foam Roller: Fad or Fact?
Craniosacral Therapy – The Massage for Your Central Nervous System Experiences of a Physiotherapist Kicking Off Your Spring Run!! Concussions and simple Nutritional changes
The Time I Ran Away With the Circus… The Deep Core You, Physiotherapy and Your Pelvic Floor Chiropractic - Who, What, Why and When?
Overtraining Syndrome Strength and Flexibility for the Prevention of Running Injuries Breaking out the Bike A Beginner's Guide to the 4 P's of Hiking
How Effective is that Treatment? Motorcycles and Low Back Pain What is “Dry Needling” and who is it good for?

Backpacks: How heavy is too heavy?

Collision! Is the Damage to your Car Proportional to the Damage to your Neck? Happy Back and Full Tummies

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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...
Posted on 2019-11-15
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...
Posted on 2019-10-16
Now that we are in “back to school” mode, it’s important to consider the backpacks we send the kids to school with every day. On the first day of school, those backpacks tend to be filled to the brim with school supplies, but what do they look like every other day of the year? In the developed world at least 90 of the child’s body weight. This means that a child of 75lbs should only be carrying 7.5-11lbs. It has been found in studies that some children are carrying 50 of...
Posted on 2019-08-30
Good pain, bad pain. What’s the difference?. Pains and Gains In the fitness world, we’ve all heard the expression ‘no pain, no gain.’ But is it true? Is it good to push through pain? Or is pain an indicator of a pending injury? To answer to these questions, we need to determine exactly which structure is responsible for the pain. In a broad sense, musculoskeletal structures can be broken into five categories: muscle, tendon, bone, joint, and ligament. Muscle pain. ...
Posted on 2019-06-20
It is officially spring and that means the beginning of race season for runners in Calgary! There are events every weekend over the next several months, which means runners have been ramping up their training with increased mileage and intensity. Following a well thought out training plan is important to get you across the finish line, but that doesn’t just mean more pounding the pavement. To have your best running season, you need to consider some injury prevention strategies. Strength t...
Posted on 2019-05-08
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