Concussion Rehabilitation

Baseline evaluation in youth ice hockey players

McKay CD, Schneider KJ, Brooks BL, Mrazik M, Emery CA

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther May 2014


Who participated in this study?

601 male and 113 female Bantam and Midget AA and AAA hockey players (aged 12-17 years).

When did this study occur?

2011-2012 hockey season.

Why did we do this research?

To examine the differences in concussion history and attention or learning disorders.

What did we find?

There was substantial disagreements between instruments reporting learning disorders.

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Psychometric properties and reference values for the ImPACT neurocognitive test battery

McKay CD, Brooks BL, Mrazik M, Jubinville AL, Emery CA

Arch Clin Neuropsychol March 2014


Who participated in this study?

704 elite hockey players aged 13-17 years.

When did this study occur?

2011-2012 hockey season.

Why did we do this research?

To determine the psychometric properties and reference values for the ImPACT test.

What did we find?

Players aged 16-17 had better visual processing speeds than younger individuals. Girls had a greater total symptom rating than boys.

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Cervico-vestibular physiotherapy in the treatment of individuals with persistent symptoms

Schneider KJ, Meeuwisse WH, Nettel-Aguirre A, Boyd L, Barlow KM, Emery CA

Br J Sports Med March 2013


Who participated in this study?

Patients, aged 12-30 years, at the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre with a diagnosis of a sports related concussion and symptoms of dizziness, headaches, and/or neck pain.

When did this study occur?

November 2010 - October 2011

Why did we do this research?

To determine if the combination of vestibular rehabilitation and cervical spine therapy decrease the time to medical clearance in concussed athletes.

What did we find?

Treatment decreased time to medical clearance to return to sport,

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Preseason reports of neck pain, dizziness, and headache as risk factors for concussion

Schneider KJ, Meeuwisse WH, Kang J, Schneider GM, Emery CA

Clin J Sport Med July 2013


Who participated in this study?

3832 male ice hockey players, aged 11-14, in Alberta and Quebec.

When did this study occur?

2007-2008 PeeWee hockey season and 2008-2009 Bantam hockey season.

Why did we do this research?

To determine the risk of concussion for players who reported neck pain, dizziness, and/or headaches in the pre-season.

What did we find?

Athletes who reported these symptoms in the pre-season were at a greater risk of concussion during the season.

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What factors increase the risk of concussion in elite youth ice hockey players?

Blake TA, Kang J, Meeuwisse WH, Lemke N, Schneider KJ, Taylor KA, Emery CA

Br J Sports Med March 2013


Who participated in this study?

764 Bantam and Midget hockey players, aged 12-17 years.

When did this study occur?

This abstract was published in 2013.

Why did we do this research?

To examine the risk of concussion among elite male and female ice hockey players.

What did we find?

There is a greater risk of concussion for 15-17 year old players with a history of concussion.

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