Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine
Quality on-site sport medicine coverage that keeps contestants competing longer and results in fewer turn-outs
The Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team, or CPRSMT, is a group of dedicated caregivers who love the sport of rodeo. The team strives to help athletes in their rodeo careers by providing care before, during or after each performance, as necessary. The team educates and enables competitors to take better care of themselves and their injuries to ensure they get the most out of their rodeo season.
By providing this care we have seen a reduction in the number of turn-outs.We have over 40 practitioners in the disciplines of athletic therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care that provide on-site attention to rodeo athletes. In the 2013 season the team attended to over 130 performances in Western Canada including Canadian Pro Rodeo Association rodeos, Professional Bull Riders events, The Calgary Stampede Rodeo and Chuckwagon Races and a few other events such as rodeo schools.The CPRSMT also includes a network of physicians, sport medicine doctors and orthopaedic surgeons providing post injury care to rodeo competitors.
The Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team is a not-for-profit organization. Our Board of Directors is 100% volunteer-run. The practitioners are paid a stipend for the rodeos they attend and travel costs are covered as well. Additional expenses include supplies and equipment, our truck and mobile treatment trailers and administrative costs. The team is not a financially self-sustaining organization and relies on contributions from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and its members, rodeo committees and private donors.