After suffering a sport concussion
, how long should a student athlete be out of school? A balanced approach
that supports gradual return to classes and activities might be more beneficial than total rest and isolation. [Source: SIRC News Hub]
Join ASDC & RDC to learn more about Sport concussion and the return to play protocols.
ASDC Central is partnering with Red Deer College to host a Sport Related Concussion Session
on May 5, 2015. Dr. Elena Antoniadis, Psychology Professor at Red Deer College will present an overview of her research on concussions, including understanding concussion effects, identifying concussion signs and symptoms, and helping injured athletes heal and return to play. Drew Coles and Doug Rowe
will share their experiences with career ending concussions. Please join us for a
FREE Sport-Related Concussion Information Session
May 5, 2015
Margaret Parsons Theatre
7:00 - 9:00 pm
. For more information call Gwen at (403) 342-3231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
grew up playing hockey in Calgary, as well as the Central Hockey League and for a short time in the American Hockey League. Drew will share his personal experience with concussions and how it has impacted his life.
is a high school counsellor who works with student athletes who are suffering from concussion related symptoms. He wrote a series of articles in the Red Deer Advocate last October highlighting some of the athletes he has worked with. Doug has also suffered from concussions and will share his knowledge and experience with recovery.
Strain Inoculation 3
Submitted by: Doug. Swanson – F.I.R.S.T. Place for Human Performance
When you are lying on your deathbed, one of the cool things to say is, “I really explored myself”.
(Patricia Miranda, in Mindset: The Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck)
Dear Umee (pronounced you-mee),
In February, strain leading to eustress or distress was introduced with a sentiment that we, for the most part, make a choice to be eustressed or distressed. We explored the inner and outer athlete by Dan Millman in March. I proffered that focusing on outcomes and self-acclaim creates a sense of entitlement and self-centredness which reduces / minimizes our possibility for healthy growth. I will introduce you briefly to Carol Dweck to expand our discussion regarding strain through her research on fixed and growth mindsets. Dweck defines fixed mindset as “…a belief held by the individual that one’s qualities are carved in stone”. I suppose like Popeye, I yam what I yam! A person with a growth mindset “…believes that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts”. Related, Voltaire offers, “We cultivate our gardens”.
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• how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion,
• what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion,
• and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.
Making Head Way is a National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) program, developed by the Coaching Association of Canada as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative with the involvement of medical experts Dr. Jamie Kissick, Dr. Mark Aubry, and Dr. Charles Tator.
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In February 2012, during a hockey practice drill, Nathan Fraser, age 12, sustained a concussion. In the nine months since the accident, Nathan and his parents, Christine and Adam, have learned about the symptoms of concussion, the steps to take if a concussion occurs, and how to play safe to minimize the likelihood of a concussion.
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