Watch the video to hear CFL Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan, now a TSN analyst, shares his story about concussions. Plus, find out why he’s donating his brain to Dr. Charles Tator and the Canadian Sports Concussion Project. (Video: UHN/YouTube)
Initiation of a treatment Strategy:
The Canadian Sports Concussion Project launched in 2014 an intervention program for participants in the Professional Athletes study.
The components of the intervention include: 1) a cognitive therapy, called Goal Management Training (GMT) to improve ‘high level’ thinking skills and the ability to carry out a day to day goals, 2) a psychological therapy, called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), for improving an emotional well-being and coping skills; and 3) an “environmental enrichment” exercise program, to maximize a brain health
Establishment of Canada’s first Chair in Concussion Research, the Gerald and Marion Soloway Chair, a joint Toronto Western Hospital/University of Toronto Academic Chair
Establishment of the Canada’s first Concussion Clinical and Research Fellowship established in 2013 with support from the Allison Project
As of July 2014 ,110 individuals with concussion have been recruited to the concussion research projects and have undergone detailed neurological examination, a series of neuropsychological tests and advanced MR research imaging for concussion