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Guest Post from ProStockHockey.com

In an effort to inform the Hockey Community about all topics within the sport, we will be offering guest posts from different organizations. If you are interested in having content featured on our website, email davidspeciale@fitstoronto.com Today's blog post is from ProStockHockey.com contributor AJ Lee - enjoy!   Proper hygiene is something that should [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|FITS News|0 Comments

Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention Magazine – 2017 Issue #22

In this article we look at the financial struggle Canadian athletes have striving for to fulfil their Olympic dreams, while exploring how science and technology is changing soccer and hockey. We also take a look at injury prevention strategies and other related physical activity news and how exercise is medicine. Enjoy and don’t forget to [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|PLIP Magazine|0 Comments

The Hockey Triad – why we should be concerned

When talking about injuries in hockey, many people are going to think about concussions. Heavy hits, big fights, and everything that entertains its fans is injuring its stars. It’s a good thing that fighting is down and hits to the head are now closely monitored by officials - right? Hold on. There’s still common [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|FITS News|0 Comments

DeMar DeRozan Basketball ProCamps and a sample Injury Prevention Program

Last weekend, FITS had the pleasure to be the official medical provider for the DeMar DeRozan Basketball ProCamp held here in Toronto.  It was two half-days of fundamental basketball skills, games and contests.   (Left to Right) Lori Silver, Dr. Eric St-Onge, Kyle Ferrigan, Humza Chaudhry   Thankfully while we were there, there [...]

Why does Vertical Jump matter for a hockey player?

Does jumping like Vince Carter, Michael Jordan, Aaron Gordan or the reigning two-time defending dunk Champion Zach Lavine matter for a hockey player? The simple answer is YES.   Photo Credit: JOHN SWART/AP; JESSE D. GARRABRANT/GETTY IMAGES; AP; ELSA/GETTY   There have been numerous studies that directly show vertical jump is directly related to skating [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|FITS News|0 Comments

FITS Sports Science Magazine #18

In this edition of the FITS Sports Science Magazine we’re promoting the 2nd Annual Hockey Sport Science Presentation. We’ve assembled an expert panel that will speak about injury prevention, performance, sprinting to enhance hockey on-oce speed, and the growth mindset. To learn more about the event, the speakers, and how to register visit www.fitstoronto.com/hockey2016. [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|FITS News, PLIP Magazine|0 Comments

2nd Annual Hockey Sport Science Presentation

Attention parents, coaches and athletes involved in Minor and Junior Hockey. “Talent is Overrated” what matters is adaptation and long-term athletic development. During this highly engaging and informative presentation, Dr. Lam will explore how common hockey injuries are connected to how we squat, our single leg control and how we control our bodies. In his [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|FITS News|0 Comments

FITS Toronto Holiday Toy Drive 2015.

  From left to right: Michael Wenner (Athletic Development Specialist); Audrey Mountfort; Dr. Thomas Lam (Director of Sports Science; David Speciale (Athletic Development Specialist) This year Fits Toronto hosted our first annual Holiday Toy Drive! We wanted to thank our #Fitsfamily for coming together to inspire under privileged children across Toronto to get #FIT. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|FITS News|0 Comments

FITS Sports Science Magazine #17

In this edition we have a link to the entire Return to Play 1st World Congress in Sport Physical Therapy 2015 Conference, Bern Switzerland available. This is an incredible resource where the best researchers on return to sport and injury management protocols speak to nearly 800 delegates. Search #RTP2015. This is a must for anyone [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|PLIP Magazine|0 Comments