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Our Athlete of the Month for May is St. Albert resident Erik Christensen! Erik helped his team, Jonkoping HV 71 capture the Swedish Elite League Championship in an exciting OT win in Game 7 of the championship series.

Erik has been playing for Jonkoping HV 71 for the past 4 seasons. He scored 15 goals and 6 assists for 21 points. Prior to that he played 387 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers, and the Minnesota Wild.

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Ashley is a multi-sport athlete at M.E. LaZerte where she competes in Volleyball, Basketball, In-door/Outdoor Soccer and Track. As a grade 12 this year Ashley has been a consistent leader for all of the teams that she is involved with. She leads by example in her strong work ethic, competitiveness and respect for the game she is playing.

Ashley helped lead her indoor soccer team to the semi-finals scoring a short handed goal in the game but eventually losing 2-1. That same week she was also leading the Senior Women’s basketball team to the Tier 3 Championship game where she scored 30pts to help her team win the final.

Ashley is an exceptional person, outstanding athlete and honor student and will continue her career into post sec...

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Medial tibial stress syndrome, also known as shin splints, are a common issue for both athletes and military members. Classified as an overuse injury, the actual cause of shin splints is unknown, but most experts agree that micro-trauma to the soft tissue surrounding the tibia and the resulting inflammatory response are at fault.

MTSS can begin with minor pain on the inside of the shin-bone during or after physical activity. The covering of the bone (periosteum) that the shin muscles attach to on the tibia become inflamed (periostitis), and these symptoms can quickly escalate to the point where pain persists during normal daily activities. If left untreated, stress fractures can begin to form along the tibia, which in extreme cases may...

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“Unlocking the body’s potential”

THE TPI PERFORMANCE MOVEMENT SCREEN is a group of 16 tests that give valuable insight into each individual golfer’s biomechanics. This is NOT swing analysis. These tests will reveal where an individual athlete has a “mobility” dysfunction or where they may have a “stability” dysfunction.

According to Gray Cook, the author of “Movement”, mobility is defined as “ the combination of normal joint range of motion and proper muscle flexibility”. Essentially, are we able to get into the furthest ranges of the swing – how far back can we get into the back swing and how far can we get into the follow through. More importantly, it gives us insight into how well we can get into postur...

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Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certification

As those who follow us on Facebook/Twitter saw from our risqué post, this weekend was all about golf swing mechanics and human performance. I had the pleasure of attending a Titleist Performance Institute Certification Course over the past week in beautiful Long Beach, CA. This was truly one of the best courses that I have taken! Packed with insightful information about golf, swing mechanics and the human body, I will definitely be transferring some of this knowledge to other sports injuries. Over the coming weeks, I will be writing a series on golf injuries, prevention and performance.

For those of you who don’t know, TPI is a golf specific performance program designed to support all levels of athletes from PGA Tour p...

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Sydney George is our 1st Athlete of the Month!

Sydney is a 16 year old ringette player from Stony Plain, AB. She battled back from injury to lead her team to the Western Canadian Ringette Championship in Winnipeg, MB.


Individually, she won the tournament scoring race (5 GP 17 G 9A 26 Pts) by more than double the second closest player, scoring more goals than the next player had total points! This earned her the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament award and a spot on the Tournament All Star Team!


Great job Sydney! We know you have great things in your ringette future.

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