Athlete Health & Performance Program Resources

Welcome to the Sport PEI Athlete Health and Wellness Program’s Resource Library. Our goal is to provide developing athletes, their parents, and their coaches with current, evidence based resources on a range of topics in sports medicine and performance. When possible we will provide links to resource sources that are national or international organizations that work to continue to provide the most current evidence available (eg. CCES for current prohibited drug listings).

As always, we recommend that you seek out qualified medical and sport science personnel when you are injured and need help. These resources are meant to provide education but never replace the importance of seeking expert help when you are injured, or need training or performance advice.

We will be adding resources as quickly as possible, so check back regularly, and also send any questions you would like answered  or resources you are looking for to Sport PEI at

Resource Library

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How to Manage an Immediate Injury

What is done in the first 24-48 hours following an athletic injury is very important and can often reduce the time of recovery by weeks. As always, if you have a significant injury you should seek medical attention immediately, but if you have a sprain or strain, the acronym P.O.L.I.C.E. can be used to help guide you in managing the immediate injury to encourage speedy recovery.

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Have you or someone you know suffered a concussion.   Rather than providing a comprehensive resource on Concussions here, we have chosen to provide links to two excellent  Canadian Websites who are funded to stay current on latest research developments and have full time staff to educate people on recognizing , diagnosing, and managing concussions.

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Drug and Doping testing in Sport

With the Beijing Olympics almost complete, the focus of media and athletes/coaches to Drug testing has been heightened.   There is one place to get information for all of this is Canada, and that is the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport.  Their website is  There is also a downloadable App.

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Have you ever wondered how to keep hydrated .  Our partners at Performance Nutrition Academy have helped us with this topic, read more here.

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Goal Setting for Athletes

One of the key steps to success as an athlete is to be able to set effective achievable goals in your process of improvement.   Learn goal setting techniques from Meagan Ferguson, one of the mental health and performance professionals in our Athlete Health and Performance program. Click here.

What is Long Term Athlete Development? (LTAD)

Did you know that there is actually science behind how to develop children physically to become athletic? For 25 years science, research and experience all point to the same thing: kids and adults will get active, stay active, and even reach the greatest heights of sport achievement if they do the right things at the right times.

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List of Professionals

The minimum standards required for listing are developed by each professional group, in consultation with Sport PEI. Professions that are eligible to list members include those who have a specific sport medicine designation/qualification or those where a majority of their members work with athletes.

While Sport PEI does not endorse the individual practitioners listed, we work with the various professional associations on an ongoing basis to ensure that the individuals listed possess the required qualifications and that they are represented accurately.

Professions that have an official sport medicine designation, or that have a majority of their members working with athletes are eligible to list qualified practitioners. Only those practitioners who meet the minimum qualifications and standards as set out by their respective professional organizations may be listed in the Sport PEI  Directory of Practitioners.

The following listed practitioners are members of the Athlete Health and Performance Program:

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Sport Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists complete a University degree ( B.Sc. or Masters)  from a recognized university program .  They then proceed through a series of certifications to become a sports physiotherapist. They are required to have a current licence with the College of Physical Therapists of PEI and are regulated by the Regulated Health Professions Act of PEI. In order to refer to themselves as Sports Physiotherapists, the individuals must have completed the Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy (or Equivalent) from Sport Physiotherapy Canada.

Clinical Specialist in Sports Physiotherapy

These individuals have completed their Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy from Sports Physiotherapy Canada and continued on to complete their Specialist designation from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Physiotherapy Specialty Certification Board of Canada (PSCBC). They are a member in good standing with Sport Physiotherapy Canada and they also ;

  • Must provide proof of liability insurance
  • Must provide current criminal record check
  • Current First aid CPR
  • Completion of Safe Sport (

Randy Goodman - Clinical Specialist in Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Chiropractic

To become a chiropractor in Canada, individual must complete a university degree, or masters program and pass a national credential exam. In PEI, legislation requires that  Chiropractors must be licensed to practice by the PEI Chiropractic Association and the Regulated Health Professions Act. Further to this licensure, there are Canadian recognized standards for certification in Sports Chiropractic. Practitioners must complete the certification to be referred to as a Sports Chiropractor.

Chiropractor (Candidate)

These practitioners are members in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of PEI and the PEI. Chiropractic Association, and are pursuing their certification in sports chiropractic.

  • Must provide proof of liability insurance
  • Must provide current criminal record check
  • Current First aid CPR
  • Completion of Safe Sport (

Dr. Julia McKenna - Chiropractor (Candidate)

Mental Performance Training

- provides practical and innovative tools, techniques and strategies to help foster positive behavioral change and enhanced sport-performance.


For more information, please see the quick links below:

Mind Matters Mental Performance Training:

Canadian Sport Psychology Association:

Association for Applied Sport Psychology:

Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport:

Mental Performance Consultants

These practitioners are extensively educated and qualified professionals (minimum Masters’ degree and 400 hours experience) who integrate sport psychology research and applied interventions for teams, athletes and coaches.

Common areas of focus include:

  • How to get in “the zone” for competition.
  • How to apply and benefit from visualization and mental imagery.
  • How to overcome mental blocks, distractions and setbacks.
  • How to refocus and perform more consistently under pressure.
  • How to build and foster a cohesive, mentally resilient team.
  • Much more!

Meagan Ferguson - Mental Performance Consultant

Fitness Trainer (Candidate)

These individuals have some certification in training individuals , and are in the process of acquiring further certification in Sport training. They also:

  • Must provide proof of liability insurance
  • Must provide current criminal record check
  • Current First aid / CPR
  • Completion of Safe Sport (