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Did you miss any of our great stories shared throughout the Olympics? Many of them highlighted how amazing the health care teams are that support our athletes. We also introduced our “get back in the game” series of stories following athletes that returned from injury. We look forward to continuing this series throughout the year highlighting just how your physio can help you get back to sport. 

To kick off our Olympic round up we start by recognizing the following therapists and the core team chief roles for their work as part of the accredited Health Services Team. Also a shout out to the many physios at home and off site that helped Canadian athletes along the way. 

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Olympics from the Therapist point of view: 

Physiotherapy at the Olympic Games: featuring Lois and Dinah:
http://www.unitehealth.com.au/physiotherapy-at-the-olympic-games/

 

UofT Physiotherapists Behind the Scenes: 
http://medicine.utoronto.ca/news/meet-uoftmed-physiotherapist-behind-scenes-rio-olympics 

 

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AN OLYMPIC-LEVEL CONTRIBUTION: GREG REDMAN SHARES WHAT IT’S LIKE TO SUPPORT ELITE ATHLETES

What would you recommend to physios who are interested in helping with the Olympics?

Make sure you have the skills needed for the sport you want to support. A lot of teams now require you to have a sport diploma and your manual therapy, IMS or dry needling certifications. Try to work with athletes in the sports you’re interested in. Another important component is being a team player. Know how to work together with coaches and what they call the IST (integrated support team), which is made up of your physio, your sports psychologist, physician, massage therapist, bio mechanist and your physiologist.

SPC Diploma holder and CPA Specialist Greg Redman talks about supporting elite athletes.
Read More here:http://shoptalk.physiotherapy.ca/olympic-level-contribution-greg-redman-shares-like-support-elite-athletes/ 

 

 

 

LEGACY FOR THERAPISTS IN BRAZIL

“The Olympic Games will increase the visibility of Brazilian physical therapy, leading to increased attention on research, publications and exchange,” says AFB president Denise Flávio de Carvalho Botelho Lima. “International recognition of physical therapy in Brazil is the great legacy.”

Read the full story here: http://www.wcpt.org/news/brazil-olympics-August16

Behind the Scene Photos from Lois, Chief Therapist

Team Canada Therapist Sarah Smith, PT hard at work.

Team Canada Therapist Sarah Smith, PT hard at work.

Athlete’s Village Polyclinic

Athlete’s Village Polyclinic

Main Street, Athletes’ Village

Main Street, Athletes’ Village

Clinic supplies ready to go.

Clinic supplies ready to go.

Village Rings with (L to R) Dinah Hampson, P.T., Lois Pohlod, P.T. (CT); Dr. Jessica Curran; Andrea Prieur, CAT(C); Sarah Smith (PT)

Village Rings with (L to R) Dinah Hampson, P.T., Lois Pohlod, P.T. (CT); Dr. Jessica Curran; Andrea Prieur, CAT(C); Sarah Smith (PT)

The View from Floor 17 Canadian Medical Clinic, Rio 2016.

The View from Floor 17 Canadian Medical Clinic, Rio 2016.

Team Canada Moose

Team Canada Moose

 

 

 

 

 

Get Back in the Game- Story Sharing Series

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We talk about “Getting back in the Game” but what does that mean? Ashley talks about her return from injury where she has come back to win a bronze medal with her team! Way to go Canada!!

From Olympic .ca On recently overcoming two serious knee injuries to play at the Olympic Games:

“I clawed my way back and to be here is a dream come true. Literally, this is my dream and it just came true: winning a medal, representing Canada with these 12 girls and all the girls I’ve played with previous to this.”

Read More Here: http://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/canada-ashley-steacy-living-olympic-rugby-dream.html

 

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Continuing our “Get back in the Game” story sharing series and looking at what it means to get an athlete back to the high performance game. The story today is about the bronze diving duo:

“What would you do for a teammate?
For now two-time Olympic bronze medallists Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion, it meant one driving the other to physiotherapy appointments to rehab a broken ankle, months before the Olympics.”

 

“Athletes spend years working to get into the Olympics. And on their way there, they often get hurt.

“I would say the majority of them have had some kind of injury,” said Dr. Lee Schofield, who is currently in Rio as part of the Canadian Olympic core medical team.
Read the full story: http://globalnews.ca/news/2867644/rio-2016-how-do-athletes-hurt-themselves-a-look-sport-by-sport/

 

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Get back in the Game with pelvic health. Another seldom talked about topic in sport is discussed in today’s great share.

Read the full story here: https://postpartumstrong.com/2016/08/12/pelvic-floor-physiotherapy-olympic-games-2016/

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned to our social channels as we bring you updates during the Paralympics! Go Canada!