Concussion: Signs, Symptoms, and Management

The evaluation and decision to return to sport in relation to a concussion have come a long way from when experiencing a concussion was compared to "getting your bell rung". 

Considering the numerous amount of symptoms that may come along with a concussion (headache, dizziness, loss of consciousness, "foggy feeling", etc.) having only one present is grounds to remove an athlete from the field or ice.

If an athlete is thought to have obtained a concussion they should be taken out of play and should not return that day. Athletes must successfully go through a series of progressional steps over the course of roughly a week to be able to be deemed healthy enough to return to sport.

With the skill and speed of sports today it is obvious that teams should have someone qualified in the assessment and treatment of a concussion. Athletic therapists can do just that to maintain a fun and healthy game.

Please visit the URL below from the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association's website for a full overview of concussion symptoms, management, and return to play protocol.,%20Symptoms%20&%20Management.pdf

Coming Soon! Outdoor Bootcamp

Ladies and gentlemen of Pemberton, Whistler, and surrounding area, we have exciting news for you. Coming this spring/summer Verve will be offering an outdoor bootcamp within the Pemberton and/or Whistler community. Since the groups will be small, there will be a variety of times available. Stay tuned for more information on dates, times, and pricing! Be ready to work!!

I've never....

I have never written a blog before, so here it goes. This weekend will be completely free of free weights, yet full of hiking and adventure. I will be hiking 5.5km up to the third lake of Joffre Lakes in British Columbia. The hike encompasses a climb around the lower and steeper middle lakes, before finishing at the upper lake where we will be setting up camp. Each lake is fed by the Matier, which gives them their crystal blue appearance. This should make for a rewarding, yet relaxing weekend!