The SIRC team explores five key questions in concussion management, prevention and education:
What role does education play in improving sport-related concussion management & prevention?
Strength & Conditioning
Can neck strengthening and other exercises reduce sport-related concussion risk?
Are sport-related concussions different in males and females? What does the research say?
What do we currently know about sport-related concussions in athletes with disabilities?
Equipment, such as helmets and mouthguards, can protect athletes from a wide range of injuries, but do they prevent concussions? Join SIRC to explore the role of protective equipment in concussion prevention:
Test Your Concussion Knowledge
The field of concussion research is evolving quickly, and staying on top of the latest knowledge can be a challenge. Dr. Roger Zemek of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and 360 Concussion Care helps cut through the noise by breaking down common concussion facts vs myths:
Fact or Myth? “Younger children take longer to recover from concussions, compared with older teens.”
Fact or myth? “Boys are at a higher risk of concussion, and concussion recovery takes longer in boys.”
Fact or Myth? “Following a concussion, youth may safely resume only once they are symptom-free.”
If you’re wondering if it’s important to take concussions seriously within your organization, look no further than sharing the voices of some of the best coaches and athletes in Canadian sport:
Coach’s Voice – Canada Soccer
Athlete’s Voice – Danielle Lappage
Athlete’s Voice – Mercedes Nicoll
Coach’s Voice – Hockey Canada
Marketing and communications
If your goal is to capture attention and raise awareness on concussion safety with your audiences, use SIRC’s #HeadstrongCanada video. Share on social media, in your newsletters and website to guide your members towards SIRC’s research-based resources:
Dr. Mike Evans, University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital, explains how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion.