Recently, BC Rugby teamed up with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) and SHRed to encourage players to enroll in the SHRed Concussions Study.
BCIRPU is the BC site for the SHRed Concussions Study, a Canada-wide study studying concussions in high school athletes to better understand this traumatic brain injury in this population and improve prevention, diagnosis, and management. SHRed Concussions is funded by the National Football League Scientific Advisory Board and is led by Dr. Carolyn Emery at the University of Calgary.
Even though a concussion can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time, it’s well-known that athletes are at risk of concussion while playing sports. A recent BCIRPU survey found that 53% of people who reported having a concussion in their lifetime got one while playing sports.
In mid-September, the SHRed Mobile, the mobile research lab, visited BC and parked pitch-side to enroll BC Rugby players in the study. As the governing body of Rugby in BC, we are proud to partner with the SHRed Concussions Study.
“Player safety and well-being is our key priority as a sport organization, and a core pillar within our Strategic Plan. We expect that this comprehensive research will provide more valuable information into the prevention and management of injuries which will be beneficial to athletes, coaches, therapists, and officials.” BC Rugby CEO David Newson
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To enroll in the SHRed Concussions study, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.