Concussion Management for New Grad Clinicians

It’s September! There is a fresh school year beginning for some and others are embarking on the beginnings of their career as new grad clinicians. Five years ago, I had just begun my PT residency in a private practice. I was like a massive sponge, wanting to absorb all of the knowledge I could andContinue reading “Concussion Management for New Grad Clinicians”

New Research! “Balance control in youth hockey players with and without a history of concussions during a lower limb reaching task.”

Our most recent publication assessed dynamic balance control in elite youth hockey players (ages 12-17) with or without history of SRC using a lower-limb visuomotor task. Check out the article in press here,

KT Blog: Effects of Sport-Related Concussion on Cognitive-Motor Integration in Athletes

Johanna Hurtubise, PhD, CAT(C) Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health, University of Winnipeg Movements are an important aspect of your daily life and are often done without even thinking about it, for example when you reach out to grab your cup of coffee. These types of movements, where you look at what you are reaching towardsContinue reading “KT Blog: Effects of Sport-Related Concussion on Cognitive-Motor Integration in Athletes”

KT Blog: Physical Literacy & Preventing Injury in Youth Athletes

Matthew Miller, MSc, CAT(C), PhD Student, Concordia University Obesity and sedentary behavior are becoming a major problem in todays society, especially among children (put those phones down and move!). Health care interventions and physical educators focus on promoting physical activity using the concept of physical literacy. Physical literacy is a theoretical concept that suggests physicalContinue reading “KT Blog: Physical Literacy & Preventing Injury in Youth Athletes”

KT Blog: Activity after concussion for kids.

Danielle Dobney, PhD, CAT(C), RKin, York University Most kids recover quickly from concussion (great news!). Unfortunately, about one-third will have symptoms that last for weeks to months. These symptoms interfere with important activities that kids like to do. We are learning that removing kids from activity they care about is not good for their recovery.Continue reading “KT Blog: Activity after concussion for kids.”

Motivation Behind the Madness: How Research Chose Me

The number of allied health professionals returning to school to explore research at the Master’s and PhD levels in Canada is on the rise. Over the past couple of years, newly established professional and thesis-based PhD programs are now offered in Rehabilitation Science departments along with a demand for more faculty with PhDs. Over theContinue reading “Motivation Behind the Madness: How Research Chose Me”

Let’s Really Talk: Learning to Thrive

Considering that today is “Bell Let’s Talk Day”, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to finally open up and really talk about my experiences with mental health and grief over the past year. My intention is not to generate pity for my own story, but to instead shed light on the coping strategies thatContinue reading “Let’s Really Talk: Learning to Thrive”

SCAPPS 2017: St. John’s, Newfoundland

I had a great experience in St. John’s, Newfoundland, last weekend presenting our latest research at the SCAPPS National Conference. This project was in partnership with Victus Academy in Kitchener, Ontario, and assessed dynamic balance control in youth hockey players with or without previous sport-related concussion. The results from this study reinforce the need for more complexContinue reading “SCAPPS 2017: St. John’s, Newfoundland”

RECAP: 4th Annual TeamUP Laurier Concussion Symposium

On March 23rd, 2017, TeamUP Laurier hosted it’s 4th Concussion Symposium for the Waterloo community. Keynote speakers included Gordon Stringer and Ben Fanelli, as well as, local practitioners, researchers and graduate students from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. It was a great day, thanks again to all of our speakers and toContinue reading “RECAP: 4th Annual TeamUP Laurier Concussion Symposium”