Healthy Weights Review: Physical Activity & Injury Prevention

BCIRPU recently conducted an evidence research review to determine if increased physical activity leads to increased injuries. The key finding is that, while more activity may not lead to more injuries, more attention must be given to injury prevention and the...

ProFouND effect on fall prevention

In Europe, a widespread approach to disseminating information about fall prevention has taken hold in the form of ProFouND, the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination. As Dr. Chris Todd, the lead for ProFouND and Professor at the University of Manchester,...

Event: Call to action on concussions

Hockey legend Ken Dryden gave a call to action, encouraging players, coaches and medical professionals to educate others about concussion awareness, prevention and treatment, at the Ken Dryden sport concussion symposium, Jan. 28, attended by almost 200 people. Ken...

Concussion sufferers need mental break

GLOBAL NEWS: Jan. 6, 2014 A new study suggests people who suffer a concussion need more than a break from sports, and also need a mental break in order to recover fully. Researchers found it took an average of 100 days for student athletes to get over a concussion if...

News Release: Injuries Cost BC $2.8 billion

A new report reveals the true cost of injuries in British Columbia VANCOUVER, B.C. (August 18, 2009) – Preventable injuries cost every man, woman and child in British Columbia $665 every year – more than the national average – according to The Economic Burden of...