Online Concussion Course Instructors

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Dr. Kathryn Schneider, PhD

Dr. Kathryn Schneider PT, PhD, DinManipPT

Dr. Kathryn Schneider is an associate professor and clinician scientist (physiotherapist) and an epidemiologist at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the prevention, detection and rehabilitation of sport-related concussions. Her research to date has informed multifaceted screening and assessment of concussion (including the importance of evaluating the cervical spine), concussion prevention strategies and informed changes to recommendations to rehabilitation – including identification of positive outcomes on recovery following concussion with the use of cervicovestibular rehabilitation. 

She is a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists and has expertise and certification in vestibular rehabilitation. She was recognized by Avenue Magazine as “Top 40 Under 40” in 2012, was the recipient of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) Champion of Vestibular Medicine Award in 2015 and was recognized by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association with a Centenary Medal of Distinction in 2021.  

She has been involved as an expert panelist at the 4th and 5th International Conferences on Concussion in Sport and Scientific Committee member and led the methodology informing the 5th and 6th International Conferences on Concussion in Sport. She was the co-lead author of the Amsterdam Consensus Statement and co-chair of the Scientific Committee for the 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sport. Her clinical practice focuses on the treatment of recreational to elite/professional athletes with concussion.  

She has also worked with many sport organizations and health organizations to optimize the prevention, detection and management of concussion and implementation of protocols – locally, nationally and internationally.  She has the pleasure of co-leading the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Concussion with Dr. Fremont.

Dr. Pierre Frémont

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

Pierre Frémont is a professor in the School 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.

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 the challenges related to the implementation of protocols 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 sport competition.

In 2016, he developed the first MOOC in concussion in French language at Université Laval. He was a co-author of several of the systematic reviews that informed the 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, held in Amsterdam in October 2022.

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.