Krush Performance: Concussions & Brain Injuries – What We Now Know


As the football season kicks off with the NFL, College Football, High School and grass root leagues now underway and the hockey world coming to life with NHL camps opening and tryouts, preseason camps and minor league hockey getting set to take off, I thought that this is the perfect time to revisit where we are at in our understanding of concussions and brain injury.

We have come a long way in a very short time.

The research is moving at an incredible pace and it is influencing how we assess, treat, manage and help players return to play after suffering a concussion event.

No longer are we talking dark rooms and shutting athletes down. It’s now all about active recovery.

We talk with Dr. Martin Mrazik, Clinical Neuropsychologist at the University of Alberta, about the drastic changes we have seen in how we now handle concussions and brain injury. We discuss player acceptance and understanding of baseline scores, post injury evaluations and return to play strategies. Also, we talk the latest cutting edge research and what you need to know to help you and your athletes stay safe.

Then, we go to the experts at United Sport & Cycle, Kris Goodison joins us to talk about the latest helmet technology and equipment companies are pushing the limits to keep up with the research all in the name of athlete safety.

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