Vol24N4

Nov – Dec 2011 Editorial Sport related concussions are reported to be the most common injury amongst both recreational and professional athletes. The beginning of the NHL season brought to light the effects of concussion on one of the most talked about young athletes.Sidney Crosby recently returned to play after recovering from the effects of his concussion sustained in January 2011. This 10-month delay in play may just be a positive step in protecting young athletes. Read More… CURRENT ISSUE: Nov – Dec 2011 Volume 24, No. 4 It has been a busy fall and we wish to thank our loyal members for their valuable input into our survey regarding the future relationship of our division with CPA Congress. The information is being tallied as I write this report….stay tuned for the answers.

Exciting times are happening over the next year: IFOMPT 2012 is being held in Quebec City in late September. We truly hope that the OPD and Canadian physiotherapists will be well represented in both the academic and participation platforms. Our manual therapy education system continues to evolve with the dedicated work of the education committee, the examiners, and the instructors. They strive to present students with updated information and clinical pearls, which make our educational system one of the most respected systems in the world. Over the next few months, the division executive will be sending you a survey in order to seek your input on your educational needs. We are very proud of our manual therapy educational system, but we also realize that as primary care providers we need a variety of educational experiences to ‘fill our boots’. We hope to receive input from as many members as possible and we thank-you in advance for your time.
View Full Article A Preliminary Study of Subsymptom Threshold Exercise Training for Refractory Post-Concussion Syndrome
Leddy, John; Kozlowski, Karl; Donnelly, James; Pendergast, David; Epstein, Leonard; Willer, Barry

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Concussion in Football
Brian C. Lau, MD*, Anthony P. Kontos, PhD, Michael W. Collins, PhD, Anne Mucha, PT, and Mark R. Lovell, PhD
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Concussion in sport: Minimizing the risk to modify the “impact”

Kathryn Schneider PT, DSc, FCAMT, PhD
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This tool represents a standardized method of evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used in athletes aged from 10 years and older. It supersedes the original SCAT published in 20052. This tool also enables the calculation of the Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC)3, 4 score and the Maddocks questions5 for sideline concussion assessment. Read More