Tackling concussion prevention in youth with Prof. Carolyn Emery. Episode #382


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What are the most effective strategies for preventing sport-related concussions in youth? What role do clinicians have in this arena? Dr. Erin Macri took advantage of Prof. Emery’s recent visit to the Netherlands to get caught up on the latest evidence in concussion prevention. Prof. Emery is a physiotherapist and epidemiologist. She currently holds an appointment in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, with joint appointments in Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, and is Chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on injury prevention in youth sport and recreation, concussion, and pediatric rehabilitation. In this episode, Prof. Emery discusses over a decade of work aimed at preventing sport-related concussion in ice hockey in Canada. Related Articles and Links Emery CA, Black AM. Are rule changes the low-hanging fruit for concussion prevention in youth sport? JAMA pediatrics 2019. E-pub ahead of print doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.5498 Emery CA, Black AM, Kolstad A, et al. What strategies can be used to effectively reduce the risk of concussion in sport? A systematic review. Br J Sports Med 2017;51(12):978-84 Kolstad A, Nadeau L, Eliason P, Palacios-Derflingher L, Goulet C, Emery CA. The Effect Of Body Checking Policy Change On Offensive Game Skill Performance In 13–14 Year Old Ice Hockey Players. Br J Sports Med 2017;51(4):345-45 McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Dvorak J, Aubry M, Bailes J, Broglio S, Cantu RC, Cassidy D, Echemendia RJ, Castellani RJ, Davis GA. Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Jun 1;51(11):838-47. Concussion: prevention, detection and management (online course): https://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/online-concussion-course Concussion Awareness Training Tool: https://cattonline.com/ Canadian Concussion Guidelines and other resources, Parachute Canada: http://www.parachutecanada.org/injury-topics/item/concussion

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