StFX Athletic Therapy

StFX Athletic Therapy

StFX Athletic Therapy service is provided for all varsity athletes. These services include prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The athletic therapists act 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 head 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 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.

StFX THERAPY CLINIC - BOOK APPOINTMENT ONLINE - CLICK HERE

StFX ATHLETIC THERAPY POLICIES & DOCUMENTS

Medical Form - 1st year athletes
Medical History Questionnaire - Returning athletes
Therapy Room Guidelines
Medical Coverage Policy
Mouth Guard Policy

ATHLETIC THERAPY RESOURCES & LINKS


Atlantic Provinces ATA
Canadian ATA

IMPACT concussion testing
Concussion Fact Sheet

USPORTS Doping Control Program

CCES Athletes Zone - Prohibited and Non-Prohibited Medications, Supplements & Testing Information


SPORTS MEDICINE PERSONNEL

Head Athletic Therapist                      
Tara Sutherland 
CAT(C), CSCS 
(902) 867-2231 office
(902) 870-3392 cell   
tsutherl@stfx.ca    

Staff Athletic Therapist                      
Diane Ouimet 
CAT(C), RMT
(902) 867-2231 office
(902) 999-2684 cell
douimet@stfx.ca

Staff Athletic Therapist                      
Babila Mohan 
CAT(C)
(902) 867-2231 office
bmohan@stfx.ca

Team Physician                          
Dr. David Cudmore 
MD, CCFP, FCFP,
Dip Sport Med.
dcudmore@stfx.ca 

FINDING US

The StFX Sports Medicine Clinic is located in the Amelia Saputo Centre for Healthy Living (formerly Oland Centre) which is currently under construction. During the constrcution phase from April-July, 2019 the clinic can be accessed via the upstairs of the Saputo Centre. Follow the hallway past the racquetball courts and take the stairs down beside the pool and follow the signage to the clinic.

 
IMAPCT CONCUSSION ASSESSMENT TOOL
NEW ATHLETES attending StFX for the first time

 
TO ALL NEW INCOMING ATHLETES:
 
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:  https://www.impacttestonline.com/sportstest/index.cfm?id=577 
 
Click here to access the one-page fact sheet for athletes:  HEADS UP, CONCUSSION in SPORTS