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Tool eyes mental health, wellness of athletes

Tool eyes mental health, wellness of athletes

Co-developed by a Western researcher, a new tool that looks to address the mental-health and wellness challenges of elite athlete struggling only days after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Study: Knee surgery benefits from extra step

Study: Knee surgery benefits from extra step

Young athletes needing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery may get a leg up by opting for an additional procedure that may drastically reduce the possibility of the injury reoccurring, according to a Western-led study.

Western News Newsmakers 2015

Western News Newsmakers 2015

How will we remember 2015? Probably through one or more of these faces. Join us in this spotlight, in brief words and striking images, of some of our favourites from the last year.

Addressing the unknowns of concussion

Addressing the unknowns of concussion

Decades ago, if you suffered a sports-related concussion, you were likely advised to ‘walk it off.’ But that’s no longer the case, as research continues to reveal the seriousness of the injury. “It’s a mild brain injury. But there’s probably nothing true about saying...

Western women lead way in award winners

Western women lead way in award winners

A wave of purple pride washed over the 2015 Women of Excellence announcement Tuesday morning as six of eight winners of the biennial award were members of the Western community.

Skating mural honours work of Fowler clinic

As a child growing up in Holland, Auke van Holst watched as more than 10,000 skaters passed on the canal behind his home during the famous 200-kilometre Eleven Cities Skating Tour. Decades later, the former Western professor has combined his love of skating with his artistic talents, as a way to say ‘thank you’ to the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic.

Knee surgery success may hinge on ALL attention

While anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is a widely proven procedure, a Western orthopaedic surgeon says re-injury rates in young patients after such procedures are unacceptably high for those returning to pivoting sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer.