BEST WISHES TO GLEN BURKE
Another AT with Cardiac Surgery
December 23 2019
The OATA and its Board of Directors extend their most sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to Glenn Burke, R. Kin, CAT(C), BACS (Sport Opt), SIM, who had coronary bypass surgery last week (December 20, 2019).
Glenn is the owner of Burke Athletic Therapy in Beamsville, Ontario. He graduated from University College of Cape Breton were he obtained a BACS, PE/Biology in 1997. After his move to Ontario, he completed a Sport Injury Manager diplomat at Sheridan College in 2001.
Glenn is a member of the CATA Ethics Committee.He joins Drew Laskoski on the cardiac recovery team. All of us wish them a good 2020.
OATA made a submission to the Subcommittee on Sports-Related Concussions in Canada
HAWAII GOES ALL-IN ON HEALING CONCUSSIONS: ATHLETIC TRAINERS PLACED IN EVERY HIGH SCHOOL
"In Hawaii, the presence of athletic trainers is a given — they are considered an essential part of any school’s athletic program and play a key role in preventing concussions and helping those student athletes who do suffer concussions recover and return to both the playing field and the classroom."
the oata at the Ottawa Carleton ETFO/FEEO PD
April 12 2019
The OATA was present at the Ottawa Carleton ETFO/FEEO Publishers Display Day on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Ottawa. The team of OATA members spoke to elementary school teachers about the benefits of Athletic Therapy.
Thanks to members Vanessa Harrington, Kirsten Kidd, Kathleen DeJesus-Gauthier, Chris Nelson and special thanks to District 3 leader Megan Stewart for organizing the showcase.
'We have a concussion problem' in Canada: Ken Dryden
By John Kryk for The Toronto SUN
Big bad Soviets? Broadstreet Bullies? Boston Bruins?
Throughout the 1970s Ken Dryden famously protected Team Canada and Montreal Canadiens nets from those imposing threats.
Now he’s on a mission to fight a far more serious threat – on behalf of young Canadian athletes in all sports, at all levels.
That is, concussions.
The Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender and former Liberal cabinet minister on Wednesday will tell a parliamentary subcommittee studying sports-related concussions in Canada that the problem is no longer awareness.
Rather, per a copy of his planned remarks obtained by Postmedia, Dryden will tell the subcommittee that there “is plenty of awareness. The problem is sports decision-makers who don’t take this awareness, and act.
“We have a problem … A knee that limps is one thing. A brain that limps is another.”