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Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre

Our Vision

Eliminating injuries and their consequences that prevent youth from participating in lifelong sport and recreational activities

Our Mission

Excellence in research, training, and knowledge translation to inform best practice and policy in the prevention of injuries and their consequences in youth sport and recreation

While sport and recreational activities offer many positive physical, social and psychological benefits, these activities are also the leading cause of injury in youth. The consequences of injury include reduced physical activity, obesity, osteoarthritis, disability, depression and others. A balanced and evidence informed approach is necessary to optimize the benefits of participation while mitigating and managing the risks.

The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre is one of 11 International Research Centres for the Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee. Through a rigorous academic approach, we study the patterns, causes and effects of sport and recreational injury. Our expertise spans the fields of biostatistics, sport medicine, physical therapy, athletic therapy, biomechanics, health psychology, sociology, health economics and public health policy. We use this knowledge to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to prevent injury. Through strong relationships with community partners, sport associations, schools, parents and youth, we make a positive impact on participants in youth sport and recreation.

"Injury prevention research to reduce youth-sport related injuries"

Dr. Carolyn Emery discusses the importance of injury prevention research in reducing youth-sport related injuries and concussions.

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Our Team

Meet our team of academic faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff and collaborators.

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Our Studies

We have conducted many studies to examine risk factors for injury, develop injury prevention strategies, and understand the best way to implement new prevention initiatives in sport and recreation settings.

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Currently Recruiting

We need your help! We are currently recruiting participants for a number of studies. Find out if you or someone you know are eligible to participate, what you would have to do and who to contact if you are interested.