Concussion

How You Can Prevent Sport-Related Injuries

Dr. Sara T | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Dr. Sara T

During the Olympics, you heard stories of athletes who sustained serious injuries and are back at their sport. But what about when the injuries hit close to home affecting your kids, your friends or yourself? The future is unknown when it comes to injuries and can be filled with chronic pain, disability and rehabilitation. So how can we prevent sport-related injuries?

Will Banning Bodychecks in Minor Hockey Make a Difference?

Shireen Jeejeebhoy | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada
Shireen Jeejeebhoy

Hockey Canada has banned bodychecking at the peewee level, and Don Cherry is outraged. Cherry concedes that Hockey Canada has good intentions, but as he notes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The intention here is to save children from brain injury, that is, concussions. Hockey Canada has taken a small step toward protecting players from being injured in the first place. But they have to do much more if they sincerely want to protect players from concussions. Despite what one assumes, helmets do not protect anyone from concussion.

It's Time the NHL Makes Visors Mandatory

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

We get it, hockey people (myself included). We know you like to act tough. But, please, please, please... Everybody in the NHL, for the love of whatever imaginary friend in the sky you believe in WEAR A VISOR! Fact is, visors don't save you from everything. They're not supposed to. But, they can still save your career. They can save you from something far worse.

New App Helps Parents, Coaches Determine Concussion Injuries

CBC | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Living

Coaches and parents can use their smartphones or tablets to determine if their young athlete has a concussion, thanks to a mobile app that was created...

John-Michael Liles, Shea Weber Sidelined

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber is out indefinitely with a concussion.The team said Tuesday the all-star defenceman suffered...

Healing Sidney Crosby: Can His Treatment Work For Others?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living

When Pittsburgh Penguin captain Sidney Crosby returned to the ice this week and scored a goal within minutes, hockey lovers everywhere breathed a sigh...

Bill Aimed At Concussions In Amateur Sports

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has for the second time tabled a private member's bill aimed at reducing concussions in amateur sport.Glenn Thibeault says ...

Crosby Cleared To Practice Without Contact

CP | Alan Robinson, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby will practice starting Saturday at a higher pace, with considerably more exertion, than at any point since the Penguin...