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Vancity Vice Flag Football Sports Physio

Sports Physio - Vancity Vice Flag Football 

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Vancity Vice is proudly supported by Justin Shing Physiotherapy. His professionalism and dedication ensure the team is well-prepared for competition, maintaining our health and managing injuries for career longevity.

Vancity Vice is a premier adult flag football team based in Vancouver, BC, featuring top-tier players from the BCAFFL, BCPFA, and Topflight leagues. This team competes in national and international flag football tournaments, showcasing our skill and love for football on a global stage.

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Sports Physio: Vancity Vice Flag Football

As flag football gains Olympic recognition in 2024, Vancity Vice is proud to be at the forefront of this development. Inspired by the resilience and dedication of Olympic athletes, we are expanding our horizons by participating in both 7-on-7 and 5-on-5 leagues under the BC Provincial Football Association (BCPFA). This new format allows Vancity Vice to compete for the provincial title and potentially represent BC in the Football Canada Senior Flag National Championships. Success in these championships could propel us to the international stage, with the ultimate goal of representing Canada in the Flag World Championships.

During the 2023 season, our men's and women's team achieved remarkable success by winning the 7-on-7 Championship in the Spring. In the fall, our men's and coed team won in a clean sweep underscoring our competitive edge and enduring prominence in the league. In 2024, our coed team won the BCAFFL Coed League, and our men's team clinched the Men's 8s title, thanks to Justin's dedication to helping us with our injuries and ensuring we are taped up and ready to compete.

Vancity Vice Flag Football Sports Physio

Sport Physio: Vancity Vice Flag Football  Quarterbacks

Our quarterbacks are the cornerstone of Vancity Vice, requiring peak physical condition to lead the team effectively. Justin Shing Physiotherapy focuses on maintaining the health and performance of our quarterback's throwing arm, particularly the rotator cuff.

Regular treatments and targeted exercises ensure our leaders can deliver accurate, powerful throws without risking injury.

Sport Physio: Ankles, Calves and Hamstrings

Receivers endure constant sprinting, quick direction changes, and high-impact landings. This intense physical demand can lead to issues with ankles, hamstrings, and hips.

Justin Shing employs dry needling and manual therapy to address tightness, improve flexibility, and prevent injuries. This proactive approach helps our receivers maintain their speed and agility throughout the season.

Vancity Vice Flag Football Sports Physio
Vancity Vice Flag Football Sports Physio
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Flag Football Sports Rehab

Sport Physio: Cleats and Feet

Flag football puts significant stress on the feet, leading to common issues like plantar fasciitis, bunions, and turf toe. Justin Shing Physiotherapy offers specialized treatments to manage these conditions, ensuring our players can perform at their best. Custom orthotics, therapeutic exercises, and manual adjustments keep our players' feet healthy and pain-free.

Sport Physio: Contact Sports and Concussions

Justin Shing provides comprehensive concussion management, including baseline testing, symptom monitoring, and safe return-to-play protocols. This ensures our players' long-term health is prioritized and that they only return to the field when fully recovered. Read more about concussion care and the use of SCAT5 testing.

Vancity Vice Flag Football Sports Physio

Sport Physio Training Programs

Justin Shing Physiotherapy offers invaluable medical advice to prevent overtraining and ensure our athletes perform safely. He provides training programs to strengthen weak muscles, promotes rest and rehabilitation for injuries, and pre-game athletic taping offers additional support to vulnerable joints and muscles, reducing the risk of injury. This holistic approach to player health enables Vancity Vice to compete at the highest level.

Justin Shing's dedication to keeping Vancity Vice healthy, from rookies to seasoned veterans, is integral to our success. His expertise in sports rehabilitation and injury prevention ensures that every player is prepared, protected, and performing at their peak.

Vancity Vice Flag Football Sports Physio
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