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Infographic: Getting Fit During Social Distancing

from CASEM’s ‘Ask the Expert’ series with Dr. Darrell Menard
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Choosing Wisely – COVID-19 Recommendations for the public and clinicians

This list was developed to raise awareness about the need to use limited health care resources wisely.
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Physical activity and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Specific recommendations for homebased physical training (21 April, 2020)
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How to Cope with Training Alone

World Rowing interview with Carla Edwards, Sport Psychiatrist
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CASEM Statement on Access to Physical Activity during COVID-19 “Stay Active, Stay Safe”

Access to physical activity and exercise should be a key recommendation in ensuring the health of Canadians during the evolving COVID-19 situation. Physical distancing, and ‘stay at home’ or ‘shelter in place’ orders, have been crucial interventions in the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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Return to Health and Performance following COVID-19 Infection 2020

This document provides a guideline for National Sport Organizations (NSOs), National Development (i.e.,NextGen), and Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) teams regarding return to health and performance following severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) infection in the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute (COPSI) Network.
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Fasken Limiting Liability Resources

From the NSO Sharing Centre from the Canadian Olympic Committee
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Club Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist Tool – Appendix B

It must be ensured that risk assessment is conducted with input from local public health authorities, and preferably personnel with expertise in risk assessment, epidemiology, and infectious disease control measures are included from the initial stages of planning.
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COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Sport – Appendix A

This tool has been adapted specifically for return to training planning in the Canadian context and should be discussed with your CMO or SMAC members.
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Return to Competition Assessment Tool (R-CAT III)​

Help sport event organizers to review the additional considerations specific to sporting events involving mass participation, and thus inform their risk assessment of COVID-19 associated with the event.
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COVID-19 Return to High Performance Sport Framework

The development and implementation of Canada’s COVID–19 Return to High Performance Sport Framework is based on and will be guided by public health expertise and advice and grounded in the values and principles for sport contained in the Canadian Sport Policy.
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Advisory on COVID-19 – 30 March 2022

This joint message is from the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee comprised of Chief Medical Officers from the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). It is meant to guide Canadian high performance athletes and National Sport Organizations (NSOs) with respect to support services and advised behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. This advisory is updated as necessary and distributed to NSOs and other high performance sport partners.
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CRP Treloar

Exercise videos for cancer patients from Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic
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23-and-a-half-hours

What is the single best thing we can do for our health
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Make Your Day Harder

A review of some of the science around how our typical days have shifted with technology and culture and the impact on our health
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Prescription Pad for Healthy Active Kids

Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS)
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WHO – Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA)

The new WHO global action plan to promote physical activity responds to the requests by countries for updated guidance, and a framework of effective and feasible policy actions to increase physical activity at all levels
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General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ)

Screening tool used in routine general practice to provide a simple physical activity index
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National Centre For Sport & Exercise Medicine – East Midland

Delivering education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity
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Motivate 2 Move Website

British Association of Sport &Exercise Medicine
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Medical Student Exercise Prescription Booklet

Case studies created by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK)
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Sweden National Institute of Health (FYSS) free online textbook

Details PA for treatment of 40+ conditions
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Physical activity in the treatment of long term conditions

Online course offered by Public Health England
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Sit Less, Get Active

Online course (offered by the University of Edinburgh)
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The Body Matters

Canadian online course (instructor: Dr. Ian Shrier – McGill)
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Infographic: Prescribing Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease

CASEM Consensus Statement, a "how to" for primary care and sport and exercise physicians
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Medicine Through Movement – The CJSM Podcast with Dr. Jane Thornton

Dr. Thornton weighs in on the highlights of the event, her research into the area of physical activity interventions, and tells us all about one of her heroes. She also shares her thoughts on ‘movement hacks’ — interventions that work for patients, and can be integrated into the busy clinics.
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The Aging Athlete Podcast with Dr. Darrell Menard and Dr. Rich Trenholm

Dr. Rich Trenholm sits down with Dr. Darrell Menard, the Surgeon General’s specialist advisor in sport medicine, to discuss sports medicine issues and the aging athlete as well as tips for physicians.
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Prescribing physical activity with Dr Jane Thornton (Part 1)

In Part 1 of this 2-part podcast, Dr Thornton discusses why physical activity is the single best thing we can do for our health, the evidence for physical activity prescription in primary care, the shared decision making of how to prescribe physical activity to patients, and how to talk about physical activity intensity with patients
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EverybodyMoves Resource Hub

A database of resources to help make physical activity more welcoming and inclusive for those who face barriers to participation
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Special Olympics Ontario – Sports & Programs

Resource Library – Rules, Resources, and Descriptions
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Special Olympics | Stay Healthy at Home – Fitness, Activity Guides, Tips

A variety of resources that you can utilize from the comfort of your home
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Facing COVID-19 at home – Physical Literacy Activities + Other

Sport for Life has developed a series of short videos called “Physical Literacy at Home” that help support parents and guardians and kids to develop physical literacy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Move United Sport – AdaptAtHome

Live and Recorded classes
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Adapted Exercise Videos in 6 Languages

Adapted Exercises for persons with disabilities, in 6 Languages : Aabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish
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Special Olympics Toronto – Stay Active

Virtual activities and challenges you can do to stay active and fit from home!
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Jooay.com – Connecting children and youth with disabilities to leisure

Jooay is a free app that helps children with disabilities and their families to locate leisure opportunities that are: close to where they are, accessible, suit their needs and abilities, match their preferences, can help them develop and participate in society
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Special Olympics Ontario – Virtual Games

Virtual Games aims to provide grassroots competition opportunities to Special Olympics Ontario athletes and student-athletes of all ages, abilities, and for all sports!
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March Break

Jumpstart (canadiantire.ca)
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Play From Home

Jumpstart (canadiantire.ca)
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STAY ACTIVE with Ausome

from Ausome Ottawa
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8 Minute Inclusive Workout

by National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
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Special Olympics Montana Virtual Training Episode #6

Another amazing School of Strength workout brought to you by Special Olympics and the WWE
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Special Olympics Montana Virtual Training #4

School of Strength brought to you by Special Olympics & the WWE
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OttawaRecCulture – Fitness – Workout from your chair

Very useful for anyone with limited mobility
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HIIT Wheelchair Workout

Follow along with me in this 17 Min HIIT Workout for Wheelchair users or anyone who wants/needs to sit down!
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Gentle Chair Yoga Routine – 30 min

The gentle chair exercises are designed with 3 variations that will help you work within your therapeutic window
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Chair Workout Exercises For Abs

A great Chair exercise that can be done at home or at the office
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30 Min Standing & Seated Exercise

for Seniors, Obese, Plus Size, & Limited Mobility Workout - Chair
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20 Min Standing & Seated Exercise

for Seniors, Obese, Plus Size, & Limited Mobility Workout - Chair
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Tai Chi Shibashi

Full 18 Movements Seated
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Exercising Your Brain (PDF)

The benefits of regular exercise on your brain
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Exercising Your Brain (Infographic)

The benefits of regular exercise on your brain
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Dealing with Pandemic Related Weight Gain (PDF)

Loss of low level physical activity is occurring and important, here are some strategies you can use to avoid developing your COVID “19”
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Dealing with Pandemic Related Weight Gain (Infographic)

Loss of low level physical activity is occurring and important, here are some strategies you can use to avoid developing your COVID “19”
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Take Your Prostate to the Gym (PDF)

Staying physically active offers men numerous health benefits including reducing their risk of having prostate problems
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Take Your Prostate to the Gym (Infographic)

Staying physically active offers men numerous health benefits including reducing their risk of having prostate problems
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What is Green Exercise? (PDF)

Green exercise is not only enjoyable but also offers many benefits over and above those you get from exercise alone
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What is Green Exercise? (Infographic)

Green exercise is not only enjoyable but also offers many benefits over and above those you get from exercise alone
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The Power of Physical Activity in Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) Management

Physical activity is a first-line treatment for OA of hips and knees
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Exercising With Cancer

General recommendations for cancer survivors
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Could Cold Air Freeze My Lungs? (PDF)

Try the following strategies to reduce your risk of irritating your airways
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Could Cold Air Freeze My Lungs? (Infographics)

Try the following strategies to reduce your risk of irritating your airways
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Can Athletes Drink Too Much Water? (PDF)

Drinking too much water can lead to dilutional hyponatremia
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Can Athletes Drink Too Much Water? (Infographic)

Drinking too much water can lead to dilutional hyponatremia
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The 10% Rule (Infographic)

When starting a new fitness activity there's a safe way to increase training
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What is a High Ankle Sprain? (Infographic)

High or syndesmotic ankle sprains are different from low or common sprains
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What is a Frozen Shoulder? (PDF)

Frozen shoulder is a common medical problem that is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis
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What is a Frozen Shoulder? (Infographic)

Frozen shoulder is a common medical problem that is also referred to as adhesive capsulitis
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In-line Skating versus Running? (PDF)

Let’s compare in-line skating and running using 5 criteria
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In-line Skating versus Running? (Infographic)

Let’s compare in-line skating and running using 5 criteria
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An Oil Change for My Knee? (PDF)

Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis
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An Oil Change for My Knee? (Infographic)

Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis
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Exercise and Menopause (PDF)

The benefits of exercise on the effects of menopause
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Exercise and Menopause (Infographic)

The benefits of exercise on the effects of menopause
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Nordic Walking – Give it a try! (PDF)

Why Nordic walking has additional benefits
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Nordic Walking – Give it a try! (Infographic)

Why Nordic walking has additional benefits
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Rotator Cuff – What’s that? (PDF)

Your rotator cuff helps to provide your shoulders with stability and mobility
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Rotator Cuff – What’s that? (Infographic)

Your rotator cuff helps to provide your shoulders with stability and mobility
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Treadmill versus Outdoor Running (PDF)

How running on the treadmill differs from running outside
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Treadmill versus Outdoor Running (Infographic)

How running on the treadmill differs from running outside
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What is a Meniscus? (PDF)

Menisci are C-shaped cartilage discs found deep within the knee
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What is a Meniscus? (Infographic)

Menisci are C-shaped cartilage discs found deep within the knee
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Why Bother Walking? (PDF)

Is it demanding enough to provide real benefits?
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Why Bother Walking? (Infographic)

Is it demanding enough to provide real benefits?
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Tendons and Ligaments – are they Different? (PDF)

The body has a huge number of tendons and ligaments that play a critical role in helping us function well on our journey through life.
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Tendons and Ligaments – are they Different? (Infographic)

The body has a huge number of tendons and ligaments that play a critical role in helping us function well on our journey through life
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When is the best time to exercise? (PDF)

What are the pros of working out in the mornings versus in the afternoons?
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When is the best time to exercise? (Infographic)

What are the pros of working out in the mornings versus in the afternoons?
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PMR Knowledge Now

Comprehensive overview of wide array of PMR and MSK diagnoses
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CASTED Course (Emergency course recommended)

A 1 or 2 day course on management of numerous types of fractures. The textbook that comes with course is extremely valuable.
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BJSM Physical Exam Videos

Various examples of exams and what to look out for when performing these exams.
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Orthobullets

Information on a comprehensive list of orthopedic and sports medicine topics, particularly injuries and anatomy
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Physiopedia

In depth overview of numerous diagnoses and physical exam maneuvers as well as exercises/rehab protocols
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American Academy of Family Physicians Resources

Evidence-based guidelines for numerous patient presentations
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Sport Med School – Free Online Database

From the University of Toronto, a free online database of lectures, cases, and videos
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