Concussion Protocols

Here at the Kent Havoc RFC, take concussion safety seriously.  It is a growing concern of parents and players alike, and as such, have started to implement and utilise not only Rugby Canada recommendations, but our own medical staff have taken specialised training to ensure the proper recognition, diagnosing, and subsequently rehabilitating our players back to the pitch.

Dr’s Anthony Dixon and Colin Goudreau, as well as RMT Ashley Van Zelst, have all been trained through various courses dealing with concussion.  Dr. Goudreau has certification from Shift Concussion Management out of Guelph, ON. (http://shiftconcussion.ca/)

From baseline testing during the pre-season, to mid-season issues that can happen during a season, they all work as a team to make sure the players safety is paramount.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask Dr. Goudreau (goudreaudc@gmail.com) about what the Havoc does to deal with a growing issue in the sport, and how they are trying to be at the forefront of the NRU’s league protocols.

Here are two articles written by Chiropractor Colin Goudreau, about concussions in sport.

http://www.cksn.ca/2014/10/concussions-sport/

http://www.cksn.ca/2014/11/concussions-return-to-play-sport/