Help support the exploration of sport physiotherapy. Research creates knowledge that can lead to new technologies, practices and policies that can have a significant impact on our industry. This page is an opportunity for universities, industries, government and communities to improve their reach for their research.

If you would like to post a survey, please email

A lot of attention, focus and research has been made around athlete transition in sport. Remarkably, no one has yet inquired about the Integrated Support Teams (IST) experience of transition away from working with elite sport.

IST members put forward a great deal of commitment to their roles, and must manage many demands while carrying out their duties (Kerai et al., 2019). Research on career transitions in sport has historically focused more on athletes than on any other population (e.g., Chen & Bansal, 2022; Knights et al., 2016; Nam et al., 2022; Park et al., 2013; Pummell & Lavallee, 2013; Robnik et al., 2022). Comparatively, the literature on elite sport IST members transitioning out of IST roles is scant at best. Researchers at the University of Alberta are exploring the experience of navigating the transition out of a high-performance IST role, including the barriers and facilitators surrounding such a transition, and hope to fill an important research gap.

We need your help.

We are recruiting IST members who have transitioned out of their elite or international support roles within the past 5 years to be part of our study. Given your past experience with an IST, we are reaching out to see if you might be interested in participating in our study.

Participation will involve a one-on-one interview with one member of the research team. Interviews will last approximately 60 minutes. This interview can be done in-person or virtually, depending on your location and what is convenient for you. The participant information sheet is attached to this email and outlines more details about the study.

Please let me know if this might be of interest to you. If you have IST colleagues who might be interested, please feel free to forward this message to them as well. We want to include as many IST members as possible. Jimena Lopez Lamas can be reached at

Are you a physiotherapist actively practicing in Canada?

We are conducting a study evaluating physiotherapists experiences identifying and managing Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport while practicing in Canada. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. For more information on the study as well as the link to the survey, click here.

Your participation is greatly appreciated!

The goal of this study is to assess Canadian physiotherapists’ knowledge of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) (originally known as the Female Athlete Triad), and their confidence levels in recognizing, treating, and managing the condition. Overall, research about what Canadian sports and women’s health physiotherapists know about RED-S is extremely limited. It is also unclear what training exists in Canada for sport and women’s health physiotherapists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of RED-S, or if physiotherapists feel confident in their abilities to assist an athlete with managing RED-S. Therefore, my aim is to investigate these factors to highlight areas where improvements in training for physiotherapists may be necessary to improve the identification and management of RED-S, improve the overall health of athletes, and increase longevity in sport.  

Results from this study will be used to develop resources that can inform sport physiotherapists about RED-S and the roles that they can play in its diagnosis and management in athletes.  

We hope to recruit as many Canadian Sports Physiotherapists who may experience RED-S in their practice as possible. We are reaching out to ask if your organization might consider sharing the link to my survey in your newsletter, on social media, or via your email list?  

If you have any questions about the study, please email