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Why sports injuries keep happening despite research to prevent them

I’m known for doing research. I read a lot of academic research papers on training and injuries as they relate to things like the sports I coach. But I’m lucky. 1) I have access to academic databases so I can get that research that is located behind the paywalls of journals and 2) I have … Continue reading

Regrow Bones

I admit that I desperately want to live in the era of Star Trek or the world of Harry Potter right now. Repairing injuries and even regrowing bones and tissues would be pretty awesome given that the surgeon ended up removing three bones from my wrist on this last go. At the time he told … Continue reading

Change up your running shoes

If you’re a runner, you’ve probably heard the advice to change your shoes, not just to replace them, but for different runs in a week. I have two different pairs of runners of different styles and brands. They both have a low heel-to-toe drop but in most other ways they are quite different. I like … Continue reading

Running and knee health

I messed my knee up a lot of years ago. And by I messed it up, I mean someone else did something stupid that messed it up but that’s beside the point. I was told I would never do a lot of things again and some of them I have completely gone along with. I … Continue reading

Grass, artificial turf, and nature connection

I saw today that one of Edmonton’s city councillors wants to look at replacing some of the city’s sports fields with artificial turf. The part of me that enjoys being in nature and wants all people to have more opportunities to connect with nature is struggling. I feel like there are many different factors in … Continue reading

Why is it better to break a bone

Up until now I had never broken a bone, but I had damaged soft tissue (ligament and tendon) a number of times. Every time I sprained or tore a ligament people would tell me that I would have been better off to break my bones. Recovering from my second wrist surgery this statement returned to … Continue reading

The physics of FOOSH

So at the moment I am teaching about momentum and impulse in my physics class. I really like these topics because they have so many real life applications that are easy for students to see. I’ve talked about car crashes, air bags, and crumple zones. I love bringing in a variety of different sports from … Continue reading

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