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Concussion Baseline Testing & Free Concussion Seminar

Posted by Vancouver Minor Lacrosse Association on Apr 13 2016 at 03:58PM PDT
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Vancouver Minor Lacrosse Baseline Concussion Testing

Have you had an athlete sustain a concussion or return to sport too quickly following a head injury?
There are concussion management protocols in place to prohibit athletes from returning prematurely to their sport and Baseline Concussion Testing is the first step in management.

Baseline Testing is important so that we have an individual baseline test for each athlete prior to the start of the season. If an athlete were to become concussed during the season, an Athletic Therapist in conjunction with their Family Physician, can guide an athlete through the gradual progression into activity using this tool to ensure safer return to sport for that athlete.

Infinite Sports Therapy is providing the opportunity for athletes to have their baseline concussion test completed.
It is recommended that you take the test ANNUALLY. So even if you attended last year’s testing, you should take it again this year.

Each baseline test takes only 15 minutes and costs $25 per athlete. Each athlete that completes the testing will also receive a $5 voucher towards the purchase of a SISU Mouth Guard (Regular price $29.95).
Sports Therapy will be performing baseline concussion testing at Killlarney Arena in the First Aid Room.

Testing Registration: Go to: http://www.infinitesportstherapy.com/book-online/
-Click: Book Appointment Online
-Choose: Vancouver Lacrosse Concussion Testing
-Select date of testing
-Select time of Testing
-Complete information
-Payments via PayPal

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Athletic Therapist Brynn Bicknell at brynn@infinitesportstherapy.com
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The BC Lacrosse Association, in partnership with viaSport and the Sports with Balls group, would like to invite you, on a first-come-first-serve basis (space is limited), to take part in a (face-to-face) session led by Dr. Shelina Babul called “Concussions: An Invisible Epidemic and the Need to Standardize Care” on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM at Fortius (3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby). There is no cost to attend this session. Please let me know if you’d like to attend in person and I’ll put you on the list – e-mail
rochelle@bclacrosse.com.

Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist at the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, has led the development of the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT). This free online resource (www.cattonline.com) currently includes toolkits for medical professionals; and for parents, players and coaches. Another toolkit, for school professionals, has also recently been released.

Dr. Babul is planning to conduct a one-hour focused concussion education seminar with a brief background on concussions, highlight key points, what’s happening in sports, current research, policy and practice, and then walk through the concussion awareness training tool (CATT) to standardize practice among various audiences. We will end with a question and answer period.

We are recording this webinar so that others will have access to this information by webcast during the session and it will available for viewing on the viaSport website afterward. To access the webinar session, you can log in on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 PM – https://www.viasport.ca/events/webinar-concussions-

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