Online Concussion Course Instructors

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Dr. Kathryn Schneider, PhD

Dr. Kathryn Schneider PT, PhD

Kathryn Schneider is an associate professor and clinician scientist (physiotherapist) at UCalgary's Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology. She researches the prevention, detection and treatment of sport-related concussion. She identified a large treatment effect using multimodal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation in athletes who have persistent symptoms following concussion. She is a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists and has expertise in vestibular rehabilitation.

Her clinical practice focuses on treating recreational to elite/professional athletes with ongoing symptoms following sport-related concussion. She has developed and instructs continuing education courses for physiotherapists and health care professionals in vestibular rehabilitation, cervical spine assessment/treatment and sport-related concussion. Avenue Magazine named her “Top 40 Under 40” in 2012 and she received the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) Champion of Vestibular Medicine Award in 2015.  

Research which she led identified changes in measures of neck function following concussion and was awarded the 2018 Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Excellence in Research Award.  She is also co-chair of the Concussion in Sport Group for the 6th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport. She has been invited to speak at the 4th and 5th International Consensus Conferences on Concussion in Sport; International Olympic Committee (IOC) medical meetings at the Sochi, Rio and PyeongChang Olympic games; and many international and national sport meetings.

Over the past seven years, she has worked with local, provincial and national sport organizations and health care teams to develop and implement evidence-based concussion protocols and processes. She represents the Canadian Physiotherapy Association on the Canadian Concussion Collaborative, is a member of the Federal Government Working Group on Concussion in Sport and Parachute’s Expert Advisory Committee on Concussion in Sport. 

Dr. Pierre Frémont

Dr. Pierre Frémont, MD, PhD, CAC (SEM) 

Pierre Frémont has been a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation from the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval since 1994. He is a past-president of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has represented the organization at the Canadian Concussion Collaborative since 2012.

Since 2014, he has been involved as a medical expert on concussion on several Canadian national and provincial (Quebec) initiatives to develop and implement concussion-related recommendations and policies in education, sport and leisure environments. As a clinician and researcher, he has developed a broad expertise on implementation issues for the prevention, detection and management of concussions.

He has been involved in implementing concussion management strategies in environments ranging from youth development sports to international competition level. In 2016, he developed the first MOOC on concussion in French language at Université Laval.

Dr. Carolyn Emery, PT, PhD

Dr. Carolyn Emery, PT, PhD

Carolyn Emery is a physiotherapist and epidemiologist. She completed her PhD (Epidemiology) at University of Alberta (2004), MSc (Epidemiology) at University of Calgary (1998), and BScPT at Queen’s University (1988). Carolyn is a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and holds a joint appointment in Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine. Carolyn is a full member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health.

The focus of her research program is in injury prevention in youth sport, concussion, and pediatric rehabilitation; aimed to reduce the public health burden of sport injuries including their long-term consequences (e.g., reduced physical activity, chronic illness). Carolyn is the chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary (one of the International Olympic Committee Research Centres for the Prevention of Injury and Illness in Athletes) and holds a chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation (Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute). Carolyn is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars.

Dr. Keith Yeates, PhD

Dr. Keith Yeates, PhD

Keith Yeates is a pediatric neuropsychologist. He is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury and Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He leads the university’s Integrated Concussion Research Program. He has a 30-year track-record of funded research focused on childhood traumatic brain injury. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has served as president of the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology and of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Dr. Yeates was previously associate editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, and is the incoming editor of Neuropsychology. He was co-lead author of the report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Expert Panel on Acute Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury among Children and Adolescents, an invited participant at the Workshop on Sports-Related Youth Concussions hosted by the US Institute of Medicine/National Research Council, and an invited expert panel observer at the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport.

Getting Back in the Game - A Faster Way to Concussion Recovery

The standard prescription for concussion is rest and gradual return to activity, but is that the best way? Dr. Kathryn Schneider, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Calgary, looks at alternative treatments for concussion patients.

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This massive open online course (MOOC) on concussion is hosted by the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology and the Integrated Concussion Research Program at the University of Calgary in collaboration with Université Laval.