My son had a severe concussion should we pull him out of sports?
The Question: Our family was recently in a car accident where our 15-year-old son suffered a severe concussion. He has recovered, but we’re worried about his extracurricular activities as he’s an avid hockey and soccer player. What precautions can we take to be sure he doesn’t suffer a second, worse concussion? Should he even be [...]
Former leaf promotes safety in hockey, love for game
The Cambridge minor atom Leafs house league team had gathered at the Hespeler Arena on Sunday for a father/son game. Most fathers wore any Toronto Maple Leafs jersey they could scrounge up, while a Go Leafs Go sign was on the wall beside the dressing room door. It all seemed too perfect. The one Leaf [...]
Just one concussion can alter the brain
Even a single concussion appears to cause changes in the structure of the brain that may make cognitive problems and depression a higher likelihood, a new study has found. The study, which used magnetic resonance imaging to compare healthy subjects’ brains with those of patients a year after a mild traumatic brain injury, indicated that [...]
Concussion questions? Hockey Canada has an app for that!
While concussion experts prepare to gather in Switzerland next week to hammer out new international guidelines for identifying and treating the brain injury, Hockey Canada officials say parents and coaches can access the latest data via their smart phones. The free concussion awareness apps are meant to mitigate confusion for parents and coaches when it [...]
Doctor-chiropractor team can ease low back pain, project finds (KW Record)
Ministry of Health-funded study finds doctor-chiropractor team can ease low back pain. Read article in KW Record.
Barefoot running isn’t necessarily better – The Globe and Mail
Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy
Chronic Achilles tendon pain is prevalent among athletes involved in running sports. The true cause of the injury is not fully understood, however, it is widely considered an overuse injury. Anatomy The Achilles is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It is formed as the Gastrocnemius and Soleus (calf muscles) come together before [...]
New Injury Info Articles
We have three new injury info articles on our website. Chronic Achillers Tendinopathy – by Dr. Stefano Bozzo, HBSc(KIN), DC AC Joint Separations – by Stephanie Higgins, BHSc, MPT Coach, My Knee Hurts (Osgood-Schlatter) – by Amanda Verhoeve, BScKin, MPT
Youth hockey’s concussion woes keep growing
Article in Toronto Star regarding concussions. http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/1133704–youth-hockey-s-concussion-woes-keep-growing
Big Hits, Broken Dreams – CNN news story on concussions
Here’s a great news story (video) on concussions. Anderson Cooper speaks with Dr. Sanjay Gupa about the devastating brain injuries caused by hard hits on the field.