July 4th and 5th, 2015 saw myself at the BC Cup at Silverstar Mountain in Vernon, BC as the lead medical massage therapist.
Being new to the sport and athletes of this extreme sport, I was unaware of the intesity and increasing demand the sport had on the body as I witnessed scraped up limbs with multiple riders in arm slings due to broken clavicles.
One rider in particular came in after his qualifying run to see me in a bit of agony with calf cramps. After a quick assessment, I treated the calves with muscle approximation techniques and sedative vibrations to reduce his neural firing and reduce the cramps with a full “flush” for improved circulation.
The next day, the rider came up to me as I was treating another athlete and was ecstatic as he had won 1st place in his division among all other regional riders. That individual was Aziz Zouaoui, who rides for Dunbar Cycle. Way to go Aziz!
The BC Winter and BC Summer Games are British Columbia’s biennial celebration of sport and community.
Since 1978, the BC Games have taken place in 38 communities and involved over 350,000 participants and volunteers and thousands more as spectators and supporters.
The purpose of the BC Games is “To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement and community development.” The BC Games bring together British Columbia’s best emerging high performance athletes, trained coaches, and certified officials for three days of competition. This experience is an important development opportunity and stepping stone towards higher level sport competitions.
Team Massage Therapist/Medical Team
The IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup competition at Big White Ski Resort features head to head racing on the Snowboardcross (SBX) track in TELUS Park
Dual Snowboardcross features two riders racing head to head, down a one kilometer slope which includes banked turns, jumps, whoops, and rollers. This new format with two riders on course together, will be featured in Peyongchang Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Many of the Men competing this weekend at Big White Ski Resort, will also in the X Games!
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