BC Sports Medicine Research Foundation

“Supporting research, knowledge and development in the science of sport.”

The BC Sports Medicine Research Foundation (BCSMRF) was created to promote research and increased knowledge in the field of sport and exercise medicine. Experienced clinicians and scientists at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at the University of British Columbia provide leadership to the Foundation. The awareness and funds raised mobilizes research in the field of sports medicine and fosters innovative growth in exercise science.

A sampling of the studies supported by the BC Sports Medicine Research Foundation are listed below:

  • Overuse
  • Etiology and management of overuse running injuries
  • Role of strength training in prevention of overuse running injuries
  • Special Populations
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Exercise and the Elderly
  • Injury Management
  • Achilles tendinopathies
  • Patellofemoral pain rehabilitation
  • Exercise Management
  • Overtraining
  • Core stabilization and improvement in agility, power & balance
  • Female Athlete
  • Female running injuries
  • Menstrual changes with training
  • Role of shoes and orthotics in female running
  • Rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis in the knee & the role of an unloader brace
  • Rehabilitation with congestive heart failure