Update: A talk on Concussion Management

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October 24th – 7:00pm

We are hosting a FREE seminar on Concussions in Sport Centennial Area in the Provincial Room

The Concussion update will be valuable for anyone involved in sport, Athletes, parents, coaches and trainers will hear the latest information on concussion assessment, treatment and return to sport.

Our speakers will include:

Dr. Eric Babins, M.D., C.C.F.P, Dip. Sport Med.                                                                                                                             &
Alissa Hemsley P.T. Concussion Physical Therapist

E-mail: to register or for more details

Here is some background on one of the speakers:

Dr.Eric Babins

Dr.Babins has been practicing Sport and Exercise Medicine since 1994. He sees patients of all ages with all types of sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain, ranging from acute sports injuries to osteoarthritis in active people of all ages. He does not treat patients who suffer from chronic pain syndromes (these patients should be referred to a Physiatrist).

He has treated both professional athletes and weekend warriors and has been the team physician for many local professional and amateur sports teams. Dr. Babins looks forward to helping you resume your usual level of recreational sport and activities. He accepts referrals for acute sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain, joint injections, vasectomy and circumcision.

Here is the work history of Dr Babins:

B.Sc. – McGill University 1980

M.Sc. – University of Toronto 1983

M.D. – University of Calgary 1988

C.C.F.P. – University of Calgary 1990

Dip. Sport Med. – Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine 1996

F.C.F.P. – Awarded 2005

C.A.C. – Sport and Exercise Medicine – College of Family Physicians of Canada – 2015

Clinical Associate Professor – University of Calgary, Dep’t. of Family Medicine

Family Medicine Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary (1997, 2013)

Team Physician:

Calgary Cannons Baseball Club (1998 – 2001)

Calgary Stampeders Football Club (1997 – 2001)

Calgary Hitmen Hockey Team – 2002 – present

Canada’s National Hockey Team (1994 – 2002)

Canadian Men’s World Championship Hockey Team (1996, 2000)

Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team (1998)

Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey Team (1998, 2002)

Chief Medical Officer, World Figure Skating Championships (Calgary, 2006)

Co-chairman, Medical Committee, CN Canadian Open, LPGA (Calgary, 1999)

Chief Medical Officer, Canadian Open, LPGA (Calgary, 1999, 2009, 2016)



Exciting News from Summit Physiotherapy


As a valued client I am excited to inform you that Summit Sport Physiotherapy has been acquired by Lifemark Health, the nations leading provider of rehabilitation and sport medicine services. After a number of rewarding years in our current roles Sandra is looking forward to focusing more on her various equestrian rehabilitation projects. For my part I am excited to focus on developing sport specific programming within the clinic.

It has been a privilege to serve you and our communities for more than two decades, and our new relationship with Lifemark will enable the same group of skilled therapists to provide even wider range of services.

Sandra and I, along with Caroline, Alissa, Mike, and Tyler will continue to provide a wide range of physiotherapy and massage services. In addition, with support from Lifemark, we have enhanced our Dizziness and Concussion treatment program.

This fall we will launch our sport medicine program offering local athletes elite level treatment services including; priority booking, fast track sport medicine physician referrals, and reduced cost diagnostic imaging services.

As we look forward to new opportunities to serve you better, we would like to take a moment to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family over these many years. We look forward to keeping you moving well into the future.

Kind Regards,
Bob Dunlop


Summer Time Meal inspiration

Here is a great article on changing things up this summer with your meal planning.

The middle of August is right about when summer starts to get tiring, isn’t it?  An easy way to make things more interesting is to try some new recipes!

Here are 7 healthy summer recipes for you to try out!

Which one is your favorite?


Office Wellness

If you are not healthy you don’t get the most out of life. Often people think of health as simply the absence of disease or sickness. However it is helpful to view health, or wellness as a dynamic interaction between your body, mind and spirit. Our state of wellness is affected by decisions we make regarding our work, recreation, and lifestyle. Credible information and effective support can help individuals restore or enhance their well being.

If you want to know more check out our Office Wellness webpage

Also here is a great read on the importance of having a proper set up at work and at your home office


Work Out Intensity Levels

Work out intensity levels

Anyone who has been told to exercise by their doctor or who has done a quick google search of recommended daily activity has heard the phrase “moderate-intensity physical activity”. But what exactly does that mean?

Exercise intensity is the level of effort used in order to complete the activity; essentially, how hard am I working? This can vary dramatically based on individual fitness level and exercise experience.

Clinically, the intensity of an activity can be measured using Metabolic Equivalents (METs). One MET is the amount of energy used when you are sitting quietly. During moderate intensity activity, the energy used is 3-6 times that of sitting (3-6 METs), and the energy used in vigorous intensity activity is greater than 6 times (>6 METs).

A simple way to determine the intensity of your activity is using the Talk Test:

  • at a moderate intensity, you should be able to talk but not sing
  • at vigorous intensity, you should only be able to say a couple words before having to pause for a breath

For example, if you were to do 50 minutes of brisk walking, 40 minutes of pickleball, and 60 minutes of gardening in the course of a week, you would meet the WHO recommendations for activity to gain health benefits.

For other examples of moderate and vigorous activities, check out:

If you have any questions or want to know more, contact Summit Sport Physiotherapy!