Canadian Olympian Kevin Hill on concussions in snowboarding

With the 2018 Winter Olympic Games fast approaching, athletes and audiences alike are gearing up for 2 weeks of action, competition, and national pride. South Korea and the city of PyeongChang is…

BCHL Teams Up With HeadCheck Health To Implement Standardized Concussion Testing

HeadCheck Health Inc. (HeadCheck), a Canadian company that has created a reliable objective sideline concussion testing and management software for sports teams, today announced that they have signed…

Concussions: A Chiropractor’s Perspective

A multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to concussion science and rehabilitation is essential to the progression of brain safety and athletic performance.   Mark Malowney is a Chiropractor…

Concussion Safety Tips for Summer Sports

Concussion safety is a clear priority for many contact sports like football, rugby, and hockey but it should also be a priority for many of the summer sports we love like wakeboarding, surfing,…

AT Stories: Joey Garland – Windsor Spitfires

Joey Garland is completing his eleventh season as Athletic Therapist of the 2017 Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires. The Memorial Cup is awarded annually to the champions of the Canadian Hockey…

HeadCheck at the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) Conference

We've arrived in Ontario, leaving some beautiful sunshine behind us in Vancouver with the hopes of catching a glimpse of one or two sporting events (Go Spitfires!) and of course, taking a peek at one…

Concussion Stories: Hunter Mills – SAIT Trojans Hockey

Return to play protocols and the physiology of concussion are a veritable "hot topic" in modern athletics today. This is particularly true of elite, contact sports. Indeed, a majority of the clients…

AT Stories: Kate Trippier, Head Athletic Therapist – SAIT Trojans

Athletic Therapy is a unique discipline that encompasses both clinical and field practice. It is one of the few rehabilitation professions wherein one is required to manage an athletic injury at both…

HeadCheck Health named a Digital Health Emerging Rocket

March 3, 2017 - HeadCheck Health is proud to be among the companies selected for the 2017 Emerging Rocket Digital Health List. The 15th annual "Ready To Rocket" lists profile top private British…

HeadCheck completes CTA Accelerator and Dose of the Valley in San Francisco

February 28, 2017 — HeadCheck Health was selected as a participant in the Canadian Technology Accelerator San Francisco (CTA SF) Life Sciences program, run by the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco…

Former NHL Players Kyle and Eric Wellwood Invest in HeadCheck Health’s Undisclosed Seed Round

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Feb. 9, 2017  -- HeadCheck Health Inc., a Canadian company that has created a reliable and objective sideline concussion testing and management…

HeadCheck Health Partners with SportMedBC to Provide Evidence-Based Concussion Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2017 HEADCHECK HEALTH ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SPORT MEDICINE COUNCIL OF BC - Partnership to Provide All Levels of BC Sporting Organizations and…

HeadCheck adds VOMS to the platform

One of the outcomes of the 2012 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport was a question as to whether vision testing could help improve the sideline identification of concussion. Since that point,…

Mental rest and concussion recovery

One of the most frustrating parts of having a concussion is that you can't control your recovery process or sometimes even how you're feeling. You can't anticipate those wild flashes of emotion, the…

A Close Inspection: Heading the Ball

In recent years, research has raised awareness in both amateur and professional sports by demonstrating the link between collisions, blows to the head, and concussions. While it is believed that…

Thanks mom! A Look at How Parents Play an Important Role in Post-Injury Management

[column_5]   In advance of this year’s Mother’s day, we wanted to commend all of the moms and parents who have helped make physical activity a habit for their children. If you’re a parent that…

Impacts on the Brain Caused by Repeated Blows – A look at the Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has seen a rapid growth in popularity over the last decade. The Martial Arts encompass several different styles, techniques and philosophies of self-defense and combat such…

Gender Differences in Concussion

The lack of attention to gender differences has been a problem in the medical field. This difference needs be taken into consideration when working with athletes recovering from traumatic brain…

Managing Assessment Variances Within Sports Medicine Teams

Athletic Therapists (ATs) are commonly the first medical providers or health care professionals available onsite to evaluate any injuries that may occur during a competition or practice. They are not…

Physical and Emotional Effects of Concussion

Post-concussion syndrome is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that are present after a head injury or trauma has occurred. These symptoms can last from days, to weeks or months. The…

Concussion Basics

What is a Concussion? The occurrence of concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), has risen dramatically over the past 10 years and is nowadays considered a major cause of disability in…