Exercise Offers Protection against Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability among older people. Previously thought to have been the result of joints wearing out, this chronic degenerative joint disease is the outcome of a combination of different factors. Pain, inflammation, stiffness, muscle weakness, and joint instability are all symptoms of the disease and can impact daily quality of life. As both the population age...Read more


SIRC Newsletter now available online: Arthritis If you’ve ever sustained a joint injury while playing sports, you may have a higher risk of developing a form of arthritis. This doesn’t mean you have to quit sports, in fact, staying active can be very helpful in managing arthritic pain. SIRC has compiled articles that cover elite athletes, physical activity, knee osteoarthritis and aquatic...Read more

Does exercise help osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis or "common arthritis" is the gradual wearing down of the joint's hyaline cartilage. Our joint's have a shiny, smooth surface at the end of each bone which allows friction and free motion. When this area becomes damaged, thinned or worn away it is known as osteoarthritis. The rubbing of the damaged area is painful and the repetition leads to inflammation, swelling and more pain...Read more

Forever Young

/*--> */ As we all get older, age starts to take a toll on our bodies. For most of us this is a pessimistic outlook that we do not want, therefore we need to take action. Quality of life is just as important as quantity, training is necessary for health and longevity. Exercise suggestions: When going to the gym, a workout should not be focused on a specific area of the body. Most people that work...Read more

SIRC at the CASM-OMA Sport Medicine Conference

Being highlighted at two pre-conference workshops, SIRC started off the CASM Conference with a bang. First, Reference Librarian, Brandie Adams spoke about membership during the Osteoarthritis Workshop Wednesday morning. Then, the article “The Sport Specific Movement Assessment” by Bruce Craven published in SIRCuit was highlighted during the Injury Prevention session. In the evening, Nancy Rebel...Read more

CASM Timely Topics: Osteoarthritis

The Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM) held its first Timely Topics workshop on osteoarthritis this past Friday in Victoria, British Columbia. Dr. Andrew Marshall and Dr. Bruce Davidson led the hands on workshop. Both physicians are actively involved in the athlete community. Brandie Adams from SIRC, presented and answered questions about SIRC and the SPORTDiscus. The sold out workshop was...Read more