University of Calgary

University of Calgary

July 29, 2014 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: New concussion treatment may speed athlete healing

New Faculty of Kinesiology treatment decreases time for medical clearance to return to sport.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - New research by Kathryn Schneider, PhD, a researcher with the Faculty of Kinesiology's Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre has shown that concussion treatment that combines treatment of the cervical spine (the vertebrae in your neck) and vestibular system (the inner ear) may be four times as likely to help an athlete return to sport within eight weeks than conventional treatment.

The current standard of care for those with post-concussion symptoms is rest followed by graded exertion. Schneider suggests that the results of this study mean that a new "hands-on" approach might be more effective.

WHAT: Media availability in Kinesiology's Sport Medicine Centre, explaining and demonstrating the new treatment approach.
WHEN: Wednesday July 30, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology, 2nd floor Human Performance Lab, 376 Collegiate Blvd. NW.
WHO: Kathryn Schneider, PT, PhD; An athlete who has suffered post concussion syndrome (name T.B.A.).

Note: Please contact Don McSwiney via cell when you arrive to be taken to the concussion clinic.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    University of Calgary
    Don McSwiney
    Director of Communications, Faculty of Kinesiology
    Cell: 403.852.7652 or Office: 403.220.7652
    don.mcswiney@ucalgary.ca