Athletic Therapy

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The Athletic Therapy service is provided for all varsity athletes. These services include prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The athletic therapist acts as a conduit between the athlete and the team physician and the athlete and the coach.

Our team physician, Dr. David Cudmore is located in the Town of Antigonish and is seen by appointment only. Appointments are set up by the athletic therapist.

The Athletic Therapy department also provides an opportunity for students to be involved with varsity sports as Student Therapists. These student therapists are hired by the athletic therapists from the Human Kinetics program after their second year of university. Each student is assigned a team for which they are responsible for the day to day taping and care of the team. The student therapists will travel with the teams and take care of the varsity athletes while they are on the road. This position is generally two years in length.




Medical Form - 1st year athletes
Medical History Questionnaire - Returning athletes

StFX Policies & Procedures

Atlantic Provinces ATA
Canadian ATA

IMPACT concussion testing
Concussion Fact Sheet

CIS Doping Control Program
CCES link - Prohibited and Non-Prohibted Cold Medications




Head Athletic Therapist                      
Tara Sutherland, CAT(C), CSCS 
(902) 867-2231    



Assistant Athletic Therapist                      
Angela Wylie, CAT(C)
(902) 867-2231


Team Physician                          
Dr. David Cudmore 
MD, CCFP, FCFP, Dip Sport Med. 



The Therapy Room is located in the Oland Centre. Follow the hallway between the Main Gym and the Auxiliary Gym to the exit at the rear of the Oland Centre. Just before the exit is a hallway to the left. The Therapy Room is the second door on the left in this hallway.


NEW ATHLETES attending StFX for the first time

Please find below instructions to complete a baseline test for IMPACT a concussion assessment tool that we will be using on a regular basis for the following years. All athletes will be required to complete this online test prior to their first official practice at StFX for the upcoming 2013-2014 varsity season. This test can be done on line anywhere and  please make sure of the following before starting your exam:
1) An external mouse must be used throughout the exam. TouchPad and TrackPoint mice (typically found on laptop computers) should NOT be used.
2) If you are taking your exam on a laptop computer, make sure it is plugged into an electrical outlet and is not running on battery power.
3) Please close any applications other than ImPACT that are currently running on this computer.
4) Please choose an environment that is free of noise and other distractions.
5) When you go to the website listed below , select Canada , and then you will be requested to enter a password.
 The password is 59D1856971  it is case sensitive. 
6) The test takes about 30 minutes to complete.
If you have any problems do not hesitate to contact Tara Sutherland.
The link is:
Click here to access the one-page fact sheet for athletes:  HEADS UP, CONCUSSION in SPORTS

CIS DOPING CONTROL PROGRAM - click here for more information