|Date:||September 15th, 2018 from 10:00am to11:30am America/Toronto|
WEBINAR 3: Understanding and managing injuries in masters athletes
Date: 7am PDT September 15, 2018
OUTLINE: This webinar will review the normal age-related changes that can affect performance in aging athletes and summarize the recent literature regarding injury prevalence in this population. Distinction will be made between two subgroups of masters athletes: aging competitive athletes and aging “weekend warriors”. Common age-related co-morbidities that require consideration during injury management will be presented. Finally, treatment program adaptation considerations to maximize the masters athlete’s recovery and minimize risk of re-injury will be discussed.
Laura’s passion is helping people return to or maintain function despite an injury or illness. Her experience in sport physiotherapy and private practice orthopedics has given her a unique perspective and ability to help people achieve these goals. She has a particular interest in helping people maintain a healthy level of physical activity despite normal age-related changes that happen to us all… this was how the idea for Zoomers Physiotherapy and Health Solutions was born!
Laura graduated from Mount Allison University in 2001 and from McMaster University School of Physiotherapy in 2003. She has since completed post-graduate courses in manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture and sport physiotherapy. She holds the highest level of Canadian certification in both manual (hands-on treatment) and sport physiotherapy. Laura is a certified Tai Chi Instructor and teaches the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at Zoomers.
Laura has worked in private practice/sports medicine clinics in British Columbia, Toronto and Halifax treating orthopedic and sports injuries. She has worked with sports teams (including hockey, rugby, lacrosse, badminton, tennis, weight-lifting and soccer) and provided medical coverage from local to international sporting events. She has travelled with the senior women’s Sevens Rugby Team to Amsterdam (2011) and worked as part of the core medical team for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara (2011) and the World University Games (FISU) in Kazan, Russia (2013).