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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

MAY 2019




View the Submission


HAWAII GOES ALL-IN ON HEALING CONCUSSIONS: ATHLETIC TRAINERS PLACED IN EVERY HIGH SCHOOL

Feb 2019

"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."

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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.


ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE TRAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER AMANDA GILROY (CAT(C))

MARCH 2019

Congratulations to District 3 co-leader Amanda Gilroy for receiving the 2018-2019 Trainer of the Year award in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL)!

Check out her great interview where she talks about her passion for the AT Profession.


'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.”


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IN MEMORIAM


JARED WILLIAM POSTANCE

1975 - 2018






Click HERE to view Gordon's Hall of Fame Biography of his enduring service to the profession of Athletic Therapy.





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