Brock University’s growing performance culture has sprouted a modern sports therapy clinic.
The new Brock Sports Medicine Clinic located at Harrison Hall offers a wide range of medical experts and technology to treat injuries, enhance recovery and return athletes safely back to sport.
The clinic is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members, and can be used in conjunction with employee benefits.
Associate Director of Brock Sports Performance Steve Lidstone says the power of Brock Sports Medicine (BSM) lies in the expertise of its employees.
“It’s unrealistic to expect that one tool can be used to fix every problem, but we’re home to a group of professionals who use agreed-upon principles for patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment,” said Lidstone. “An integrated support team approach is vital to having multiple treatment styles used when needed for complex cases.”
Brock Sports Medicine is staffed with sport medicine physicians, physiatrists, athletic therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists and return-to-play specialists.
The team has experience working with athletes at major sporting events including the Olympics and Paralympics, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and World University Games.
Lidstone, who has consulted and worked as part of strength and conditioning for Canada’s national teams in various sports, is excited to grow and expand on the excellence of Brock’s athletic therapy history.
“I enjoy having a vision of excellence formed through my years of experience in university and national team sport,” said Lidstone, who has been mentored by some of the top orthopaedic rehabilitation and strength and conditioning professionals. “My passion is now centred upon performance culture, facility design and staff development. It is an extremely rewarding experience.”
Supporting Brock’s focus on experiential education, more than 90 placements for the University’s undergraduate and grad students are available each year through Brock Sports Medicine and Brock Sports Performance.
“The partnership between the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Brock Sports Medicine Clinic is vitally important in providing our Kinesiology students with practical, hands-on experiential education opportunities that are major components of their learning,” said Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Dean Peter Tiidus.
The Brock Sports Medicine Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To book an appointment, call 905-688-5550 x3791. A doctor’s referral is not required.
For a full list of services and to learn more about the clinic, visit brocku.ca/sports-medicine