Tyler Anderson – The Langara Voice https://www.langaravoice.ca News, entertainment and sports from Langara College journalism students Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:40:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://www.langaravoice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LOGO-100x100.png Tyler Anderson – The Langara Voice https://www.langaravoice.ca 32 32 Cryotherapy treatment under review by academics, not athletes https://www.langaravoice.ca/cryotherapy-treatment-under-review-by-academics-not-athletes/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:00:39 +0000 https://www.langaravoice.ca/?p=41316 Despite recent criticisms around the use of cryotherapy to treat injuries calling the treatment pseudo-science, some athletes, coaches and clinics stand by their various cures.]]>

Correction March 12, 2019: A previous version of this story stated that Vancouver Cryotherapy was a medical clinic. It does not fall under that classification.

Reported by Missy Johnson

Despite recent criticisms around the use of cryotherapy to treat injuries calling the treatment pseudo-science, some athletes, coaches and clinics stand by their various cures.

Dr. Marc Rizzardo, Langara Falcons’ soccer coach and physiotherapist told The Voice almost every athlete has used cold therapy as part of their injury rehabilitation method.

“In terms of recovery right now it’s probably one of the better things,” said Rizzardo. “At the Olympics, we have those ice baths for the athletes, so they are definitely using those.”

Under fire

A recent report by sports journalist Christie Aschwanden claims the age-old medical treatment is largely based on bogus science.  Her book, Good To Go, claims freezing temperatures can actually hamper recovery time by stopping the inflammation needed help muscles grow stronger.

The Harvard Catalyst defines cryotherapy generally as: “a form of therapy consisting in the local or general use of cold.”

Current treatment varies from ice baths, to freezing aerosol sprays and whole-body cryotherapy – where a patient enters a chamber with temperatures below -100 Celsius for several minutes.

A Journal of Emergency Medicine analysis from 2008 reviewed multiple studies on cold therapy and found insufficient evidence to support cryotherapy’s positive effects on soft-tissue damage.

Clinics confident in their practise

Jaipaul Dhaliwal, owner of Vancouver Cryotherapy, a clinic using these chambers, said the practice puts an athlete’s body into survival mode.

“All the blood comes rushing to your core and when that happens, it takes a lot of any peripheral inflammation with it,” he said.

Dhaliwal cited the endorsement of professional sports teams and several European states.

In Europe, you can get a prescription for it. It’s covered by healthcare,” he said. “Even the Canucks, they had the most advanced ice baths out there.”

Langara athletes use it too

Langara Falcons’ basketball player, Tyler Anderson, said ice is what is most recommended.

“Normally right after the injury we get a cold pack or ice and we ice it to prevent the swelling,” he said.

Anderson hasn’t personally used whole-body cryotherapy yet but said, “I’ve heard from people who have used them and they said it really helped.”

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Langara Falcons keep it in the family with father son duo https://www.langaravoice.ca/filial-first-for-falcons/ Sat, 03 Nov 2018 00:00:59 +0000 https://www.langaravoice.ca/?p=34011 Reported by Adam Levi Falcons’ athletic history will be made at the Langara men’s basketball season-opener on Nov. 2 when a son will suit up for the same team his father played on nearly four decades ago. In 1982, Ed Anderson became a member of the Falcons’ men’s basketball team. 36 years later, his son […]]]>

Reported by Adam Levi

Falcons’ athletic history will be made at the Langara men’s basketball season-opener on Nov. 2 when a son will suit up for the same team his father played on nearly four decades ago.

In 1982, Ed Anderson became a member of the Falcons’ men’s basketball team. 36 years later, his son Tyler Anderson will take to the court, making them the first father-son pair to both have played on the team, according to athletic director, Jake McCallum.

For the men’s basketball coach, Paul Eberhardt, it’s always special to see alumni keep their families connected to Langara athletics.

Falcons basketball player Tyler Anderson poses for a photo with his father Ed. “There’s such a tradition here,” Eberhardt said.

Former Falcons basketball player Ed Anderson posts up his son Tyler. Photo by Adam Levi
One of a kind

Ed and Tyler are not the only example of a family legacy at Langara. Jake McCallum and his father have both worked as Langara’s athletic directors.

“It’s always great when you can have those alumni connections,” Eberhardt said.

More than an alumni connection, the reconnecting of family will be a special moment for Ed as he gets to see Tyler play for the Falcons after he spent his freshman and sophomore years for the Brandon University Bobcats in Manitoba

“The last few years he’s played out of town,” Ed said. “Knowing this year that his games are in the Lower Mainland, just a short drive away, my wife and I are really looking forward to go and watch him.”

Distance and other circumstances may have kept the two apart, but they have been connected by basketball throughout the years. Both were provincial high school all-stars and both will have worn the no. 9 jersey.

One thing is for sure, though, Tyler wants to be the more accomplished athlete in the Anderson family, “I’m here to compete and have fun,” He said. “But, at the end of the day, I’m trying to beat [my dad] so I can have that one-up on him.”

Tyler Anderson grabs the net while standing underneath the basket in the Langara gymnasium. Photo by Adam Levi
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