Category Archives: SPORTS

Prevent sports injuries before they start!

May is National Physiotherapy Month, and it’s a great time to increase awareness about what physiotherapy can do for you. Growing up, I was a competitive athlete, and I was drawn to physiotherapy because I saw what physio could do to help reduce pain, improve healing, and get you back to the field quickly without much […]

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Get a closer look at Triathlete Pro Karsten Madsen

Karsten Madsen is a Pro Triathlete racing in Xterra races across the world. He has been around triathlons his whole life. He completed his first Kids of Steel tri at the age of 4 years old – at that time there was no age group for him so he raced with the 6-9 boys. After […]

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Erik Seedhouse on the power of sport science

Erik is MHN’s director of sport performance and coaching and a triathlon coach. He’s also Canada’s most celebrated ultra-distance athlete and a researcher—with a passion for space travel. After earning his sports science degree at Northumbria University, Erik earned a Master’s degree in sport and exercise science and a Ph.D in physiology from the University […]

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The benefits of a sport performance assessment

If you’re a competitive athlete and you’ve never had a sport-specific performance assessment done, you’re probably underperforming in your sport. This is a method to assess an athlete’s level of fitness in a controlled environment. Tests such as maximal oxygen uptake, pulmonary function and lactate threshold assessments are conducted using various measurement tools and equipment […]

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