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Safeguarding the Game: The Role of Cutting-Edge Protective Hockey Equipment in Preventing Concussive Injuries

Hockey, a high-energy sport combining skill and strength, has witnessed an increased focus on player safety in recent years. The prevalence of concussive injuries has prompted a closer look at the protective hockey equipment designed to minimize these risks. In this article, we delve into the importance of cutting-edge gear in preventing concussions, drawing insights […]

Guarding the Brain: The Crucial Role of Normative Testing in Concussion Assessment

In the fast-paced world of sports and recreational activities, the risk of concussions is an ever-present concern. These traumatic brain injuries can have serious consequences, making accurate and timely assessment a paramount priority. One key tool in the concussion evaluation arsenal is normative testing, a crucial aspect that often goes underappreciated. In this article, we’ll […]

Understanding the Significance of Recognizing Delayed Onset of Concussion Symptoms: Insights from the 2023 Consensus Statement

Concussions, often referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are a common occurrence in various settings, from sports fields to everyday accidents. While immediate symptoms may be apparent, the delayed onset of symptoms presents a unique challenge in recognizing and managing concussions effectively. In 2023, a consensus statement shed light on the importance of acknowledging […]

Unraveling Concussion Symptoms: The 2023 Consensus Statement

Concussions are a prevalent and often underestimated form of traumatic brain injury that can have lasting effects on an individual’s cognitive and physical well-being. In an effort to standardize the diagnosis and management of concussions, the medical community released the 2023 Consensus Statement, which provides updated guidelines on identifying and treating this common injury. In […]

Understanding Neuroinflammation After Concussion

Understanding the difference between the timing of symptom resolution and the resolution of neuroinflammation is crucial in the context of recovering from a concussion. **Symptom Resolution** Symptoms associated with a concussion, such as headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, and sensitivity to light or noise, are often the primary indicators of the injury’s impact on daily life. […]

Navigating Concussion: What Happens Inside Your Brain?

Concussions, often resulting from bumps or hits, can have more going on inside your head than meets the eye. In this discussion, let’s uncover the basics of what happens in your brain during a concussion and why understanding it matters for your recovery. Understanding the Basics: A concussion occurs when your brain gets a sudden […]

Body Mass Index vs. Fat Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) and Fat Mass Index (FMI) are two commonly used anthropometric measures to assess an individual’s body composition and health. While BMI has been widely used for decades, there is growing evidence suggesting that FMI may be a more preferable and accurate indicator of health, particularly in assessing obesity-related risks. FMI is […]

Estrogen Effects

Estrogen is one of the primary hormones crucial for sexual and reproductive development in women. Within the medical community, this hormone is well known to improve bone mass and density. However, scientific literature has recently explored the effects of estrogen on muscle, tendons and ligaments. This research is complex to conduct because many hormones – […]

When the shoe fits…

The time to be outdoors walking, hiking and running is now. With social distancing and limited (or no) access to organized sports, outdoor activity proves to be a great way to maintain health and improve cardiovascular fitness during these challenging times. One advantage of these activities is there is minimal equipment required: a pair of […]

RED-S – Why training and fuelling need to align for performance

It seems far too appropriate that as I enjoy my second breakfast of the day I am writing about caloric deficiency. As a new mom, medical practitioner and endurance runner, I am constantly working on appeasing the nutritional demands my body requires. Why does breakfast number two matter in my world? Because I am writing […]

Fad Diet Myths – Trends that may keep you from achieving your goals

Fad diets are everywhere. Have you been falling into the quick fix ‘trap’?  With social media influencers touting the next greatest trend or television hosts discussing their miracle diets, it is easy to fall into the vortex of ‘paleo’, ‘intermittent fasting’, ‘macro’, ‘beach body’, ‘gluten free’ or ‘keto’. As trained clinicians who deliver care based […]