Concussions: A Guide for Players and their Parents

Concussions: A Guide for Players and their Parents Concussion; or mild traumatic brain injury: “trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness”. This trauma can come from a direct force (like a head-to-head collision) or an indirect force (such as whiplash). This results in the brain not working as [...]

Concussions

A concussion may occur when there is a forceful bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that results in rapid movement to the head. This may or may not involve physical contact and can occur with whiplash or when the head strikes the ground. Concussions can occur with or without loss of consciousness. [...]

Overuse Injuries

Why do overuse injuries occur? The human body has a tremendous capacity to adapt to physical stress. We tend to think of “stress” as a negative effect on our emotional wellbeing, but physical stress can be caused by exercise and activity. Physical stress is beneficial for our bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, making them stronger. [...]

Ankle Strengthening Program

Ankle injuries are the most common musculoskeletal injuries in sport, and can take even weeks out of your season. For those without a history of ankle injuries, this can be a great maintenance program to strengthen the muscles that support your ankle. For those that have had ankle sprains (this season or previously), there has [...]

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