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 complex … Continue 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 to … Continue reading RECAP: 4th Annual TeamUP Laurier Concussion Symposium

Research News: Vestibular, Balance and Oculomotor Measures may Improve Concussion Assessment

Great new publication from East Stroudsurg and Temple Universities in the US. This recent article suggests that a specific battery consisting of vestibular, balance and oculomotor testing may improve the accuracy of concussion assessment. These tests include the Sensory Organization Test (SOT), near point convergence, horizontal saccades and gaze stability outome measures. See the full article … Continue reading Research News: Vestibular, Balance and Oculomotor Measures may Improve Concussion Assessment

Getting Our Heads into the Game: Improving Concussion Education & Awareness

I realize it has been a few weeks since my last post, 2016 has started out with a bang and it's only getting busier! I am very excited to start a new chapter and begin my PhD at Wilfrid Laurier this fall focusing on advanced concussion assessment and management. My hope is to improve clinical … Continue reading Getting Our Heads into the Game: Improving Concussion Education & Awareness

Winter Running: Tips for Training & the Prevention of Injuries

We all have to admit that we've been spoiled with the late arrival of winter in Southwestern Ontario this year. The past couple of weeks have been the first real exposure to snow days, icy roads and sub-zero temperatures that seem to be here to stay. For those of us who are braving the winter … Continue reading Winter Running: Tips for Training & the Prevention of Injuries