Minimum Qualifications

Diploma of Sport Medicine through CASM

  • Must have an unrestricted license in Canada and be actively practicing in Canada
  • The primary care physician must be a member in good standing with the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM) and the Saskatchewan Academy of Sport Medicine (SASM)
  • Other specialists, certified as FRCPC or FRSCS do not require a CASM diploma
  • Should have experience working with high performance athletes
  • Must have valid liability insurance

Services

  • Sport First Aid Workshops
  • Sport Taping Workshops
  • Sport Medicine Education Sessions
  • Injury Prevention (Warm up/Cool down, Stretching, Flexibility, Biomechanics, Screening)
  • Injury Assessment & Recognition
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Injury Care of Common Injuries
  • Injury Care of Life Threatening Injuries
  • Return to Sport following an Injury
  • Drug Education and Doping Control Workshops
  • Medical Coverage at Sporting Events
  • Exception: Physicians are not required to have their sport designation to provide service in this area. However, priority is always given to those who have their designation.
  • Drug Education and Awareness Workshop

 

Dr. Cole Beavis Diploma

508 Medical Arts Bldg., Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : Yes
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : Yes
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : Yes
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: FRCSC
Sports worked with regularly: Hockey, Wrestling, Football
Sports worked with occasionally: Figure Skating, Track & Field
Years of sport experience within your profession: 8

Dr. Warren Dufour – Diploma

Sport Medicine Assessment Prog, Regina


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : Yes
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications:
Sports worked with regularly: Hockey, Boxing, Wrestling
Sports worked with occasionally:
Years of sport experience within your profession: 26+

Dr. Mark Ernst – Diploma

Saskatoon Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Centre, Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : No
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: FRCSC, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Sports worked with regularly: Hockey, Football
Sports worked with occasionally: Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball
Years of sport experience within your profession: 21+

Dr. Martin Heroux – Diploma

Family Medicine Unit, Regina


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : Yes
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : Yes
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : Yes
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CCFP (EM), LMCC Part II, FSFP
Sports worked with regularly: Football, Hockey
Sports worked with occasionally:
Years of sport experience within your profession: 7+

Dr. Mike Nicholls – Diploma

Aspen Medical Centre / RCMP Depot, Regina


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : Yes
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : Yes
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: CCFP, FCFP
Sports worked with regularly: Hockey, Wrestling
Sports worked with occasionally: Various
Years of sport experience within your profession: 21+

Dr. Paul Taillon – Diploma

Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : Yes
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : Yes
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: CCFP
Sports worked with regularly: U of S Hockey
Sports worked with occasionally: Various
Years of sport experience within your profession: 26+

Dr. Ron Ailsby

Pasqua Hospital, Regina


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : No
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: B.Sc, FRCS(c), FACS, M.Sc
Sports worked with regularly: Roller Derby
Sports worked with occasionally: Soccer
Years of sport experience within your profession: 41+

Dr. Wendy Chrusch

Wascana Rehab Centre, Regina


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops &  Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: FRCPC in Physiatry, CSCN in Electrodiagnostics
Sports worked with regularly: Athletes with Disabilities
Sports worked with occasionally:
Years of sport experience within your profession: 11

 

NOTE: Doctors can be any of the following practicing professionals. (information taken from the professional’s National web site)

  • CASM (Diploma) – A licensed Physician who possesses the Diploma in Sport Medicine issued through the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine (CASM). Within Canada, the diploma is a necessary credential to call oneself a Sport Medicine physician.
  • CASM Member – A licensed Physician who does not possess the Diploma in Sport Medicine, but is a member of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine and has a specific interest in the field of sports injuries/sciences.

Non diploma members / consultants can only provide medical coverage at events and initial injury assessments.

Referrals from family physicians are required to see all CASM diploma members / consultants for an initial injury assessment.

The following is a list of Physicians who have indicated they wish to be Consultants for the SMSCS.