The NIRSA Concussion Advisory Council has been working to develop a series concussion-focused resources, including case studies to give our campus recreation colleagues from across North America some insight into various approaches to implementing concussion
My fellow NIRSA Concussion Advisory Council members Jason Linsenmeyer, Assistant Director of Recreation Programs at Oklahoma State University, and Larry Mellinger, Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness at Elon University, recently shared information about the
The coming together looked innocuous enough at the time it happened. Two high school volleyball players colliding as they reached simultaneously to retrieve a ball. One of the players took the brunt of the collision,
When it comes to developing and implementing an effective concussion management protocol, there’s no way to do it alone. Whether you have a team of certified athletic trainers or you’re working with undergraduate student employees,
The NIRSA Concussion Advisory Council has been exciting opportunity for volunteer members of the Association to work on a topic that has the potential for wide-reaching impact in the field of campus recreation and wellbeing.
In May 2013, 17-year old Rowan Stringer died as the result of a head injury she sustained while playing rugby with her high school team.
In the week prior to her final game, Rowan had been
If you’ve been working in campus recreation for long, you’ll know that concussions are presenting a new and serious threat to campus recreation programs. While you might say, “Ian, there’s nothing new about concussions in
Concussions and the risk of experiencing a concussion continue to receive scrutiny at both the professional and amateur levels of sports participation. Numerous stories of untimely and completely preventable deaths resulting from multiple traumatic brain
Through NIRSA’s partnership with Ian McGregor & Associates and their SportRisk newsletter, NIRSA has learned that a large insurance company is indicating they will exclude ‘head trauma’ from liability coverage for Canadian higher education institutions