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About Dr. Thomas Lam

Dr. Lam graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998 with a Bachelors’ of Physical and Health Education, and then went onto study at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2003. Since he has been in private practice and in 2007 he started FITS a high performance training centre and sports medicine clinic that features a movement based approach to prevent injuries, manage existing injuries and enhance performance. FITS is a dream come true for Dr. Lam, whose passion is to build a world leading company that Builds Better Athletes.

Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention Magazine – 2017 Issue #22

By | February 4th, 2017|PLIP Magazine|

In this article we look at the financial struggle Canadian athletes have striving for to fulfil their Olympic dreams, while exploring how science and technology is changing soccer and hockey. We also take a look at injury prevention strategies and other related physical activity news and how exercise is medicine. Enjoy and don’t forget to share.

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Why does Vertical Jump matter for a hockey player?

By | March 15th, 2016|FITS News|

Does jumping like Vince Carter, Michael Jordan, Aaron Gordan or the reigning two-time defending dunk Champion Zach Lavine matter for a hockey player? The simple answer is YES.   Photo Credit: JOHN SWART/AP; JESSE D. GARRABRANT/GETTY IMAGES; AP; ELSA/GETTY   There have been numerous studies that directly show vertical jump is directly related to skating speed, skating agility, skating acceleration[1-5] and even hockey performance in the NHL[6], NCAA[1, 7], KHL[8], Czech ELH[8], women’s IIHF[4, 9]. In fact, Burr et al (2008)[6] has shown vertical jump taken during the NHL combine is predictive of [...]

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FITS Sports Science Magazine #18

By | January 28th, 2016|FITS News, PLIP Magazine|

In this edition of the FITS Sports Science Magazine we’re promoting the 2nd Annual Hockey Sport Science Presentation. We’ve assembled an expert panel that will speak about injury prevention, performance, sprinting to enhance hockey on-oce speed, and the growth mindset. To learn more about the event, the speakers, and how to register visit www.fitstoronto.com/hockey2016. We’ve also just release our new Hockey Programs for Spring and Summer 2016 as well as our programming for the 2016 – 2017 – visit www.fitstoronto.com/hockey. We also have some very important topics: 1. The stigma of mental [...]

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2nd Annual Hockey Sport Science Presentation

By | January 14th, 2016|FITS News|

Attention parents, coaches and athletes involved in Minor and Junior Hockey. “Talent is Overrated” what matters is adaptation and long-term athletic development. During this highly engaging and informative presentation, Dr. Lam will explore how common hockey injuries are connected to how we squat, our single leg control and how we control our bodies. In his work in Minor hockey, the majority of hockey athletes are at risk. This doesn’t have to be the case – Sport Injuries CAN BE Prevented. Learn how to protect your developing athlete and give them the opportunity to [...]

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