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The 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships have just wrapped up, with Team Canada taking the victory yet again. This marks the 5th straight championship for Canada since the inauguration of these WILC's starting in 2003, with Iroquois Nation and USA each consistently placing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work as physiotherapist for Team Canada and win gold three times with this great team (2007, 2011, 2019). I could not be more happy to have this opportunity to work with such high level athletes.
The Langley Events Centre arena for the gold medal game on Saturday night was bustling, especially with the Iroquois nations family and fans banging on their drums during the play. It made for a very intense and exciting atmosphere.
Team Canada was an incredible group to work with from the coaches, medical staff, executives and of course the players. I couldn't imagine a better group of ambassadors for Canada and the sport of lacrosse both on and off the floor.
Karen Nichol, founder of Royal City Physio, graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She is currently the head physiotherapist for Coquitlam Adanac Sr A's and head physiotherapist for the Police Academy at The Justice Institute of B.C. She is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the Physiotherapy Association of B.C. Book with Karen today.