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Leaders in Sport Injury and Prevention Research
The University of Calgary Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) is one of nine International Research Centres for the Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee. We focus on reducing the risk of injury in sport and recreation, with particular emphasis on injury prevention for children and adolescents. In collaboration with our community partners, we aim to develop and implement injury prevention and management strategies, with the goal of promoting healthy, lifelong physical activity participation.
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Bantam & Midget ice hockey players needed for research study. Click here for more information.
Concussion Rehabilitation Study
Are you between the age of 10 and 18? Do you have ongoing symptoms of dizziness, neck pain and/or headaches after a concussion? You may meet the criteria for this study. Click here for more information.
Is your school participating in the iSPRINT study? Do you need to download the study forms? Students have been given a consent package to return to their teacher. To download a copy of the consent form for your reference, click here.
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How can we make Calgary streets safer for kids?
In a new and sweeping project, a University of Calgary researcher is getting onto the streets of Calgary to find answers. Brent Hagel, PhD, is leading a national project to understand the impact of traffic and engineered interventions on the safety of kids. Click here to read more. January 26, 2017
Injury prevention programs in youth soccer can cut health-care costs
Sport is the leading cause of injury in youth, accounting for more than 30 per cent of all injuries. A new study by University of Calgary researchers published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that not only does a neuromuscular training warm-up program prevent injury in youth soccer, it also saves millions of dollars in health-care costs. Senior author, Carolyn Emery, PhD, of the Faculty of Kinesiology....More... April 16, 2016.