Free Lecture - Prevention, Screening, & Education on Hockey's Top 4 Injuries

Wednesday, January 29th from 7:30-8:30 pm at AST



Join Certified Athletic Therapist Crystal Bartkowski as she discusses the four most common injuries in ice hockey:


  • MCL sprains
  • Groin strains
  • Shoulder separations
  • Concussions


She will examine risk factors for these injuries and discuss prevention strategies you can utilize to reduce the risk and severity of injury. These injury prevention strategies can easily be performed at home or adopted by sports teams.


If you play hockey, work with a hockey team or have a son/daughter that plays hockey then this lecture is for you!


Many of these injuries are also common in ringette, so we invite the ringette community to join as well. 


You will learn:


  • All about the 4 most common injuries (statistics, causes, signs and symptoms etc.)
  • Both intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for these injuries (such as position, mechanisms, volume factors etc.)
  • Prevention strategies including exercises that can easily be done by the player at home.
  • She will introduce you to a screening test used to identify athletes at an increased risk for these injuries


About the Presenter


Crystal Bartkowski CAT(C) has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary, a BHPED in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University, and received her Athletic Therapy Certification from CATA in 2019. She has also completed her Reconditioning Level 1. She has worked with a variety of sports teams and athletes including the Mount Royal University men’s hockey team, the Airdrie Bantam AA Lightning hockey team, the University of Calgary varsity wrestling and track and field teams, and team Alberta rugby U16B. As a ringette player for 20+ years Crystal is no stranger to these injuries, having experienced many herself.  


Register using the form and reserve your spot as space is limited. This lecture is free to attend.


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