Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness Center: First reACT Accredited Clinic

August 1st, 2013 by Ronny Varga

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August 1, 2013 – Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness, a Montreal based Physiotherapy clinic, partner up with reACT Canada.

In fact, Cappino has become the first reACT Accredited Physiotherapy clinic in Canada.  This accreditation and partnership will allow Cappino to offer a new service to past, present and future clients: Concussion Education and Management.

Not sure if you’ve suffered a concussion?

Having problems finding a knowledgeable health professional that KNOWS concussions?

Do you want a knowledgeable reACT accredited health professional to help you diagnose and manage your concussion symptoms?

Do you know when and how to return to school or work?

Do you know when and how to return to play?

Now Montreal has a clinic for you…  Call or visit Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness Center in the West Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Here are the coordinates you will want to keep in your wallet:

 

Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness Center

2101, Rte Transcanadienne

Dorval, Quebec

H9P 1J1

514-684-9073

 

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reACT Canada Hits the Media: CTV News Montreal

April 14th, 2013 by Ronny Varga
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/

 

reACT Canada has finally made it onto CTV News Montreal… A great story about our successful partnership with John Rennie High School – Sport Etudes.  Click HERE to see the video.

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reACT Canada Twitter Follower Tells Us His Story…

April 12th, 2013 by Ronny Varga
Tell us your story...

Tell us your story…

reACT Canada is very interested in hearing your experiences with dealing with concussions.  Whether your story pertains to you or to a loved one, we want to hear it.  Other people’s experiences are great education tools that we would like to use to increase concussion awareness.

If you are interested in telling us your story, please go to our “Ask reACT” site and post your story today… Here is one we would like to share with you:

This story was given to us by Francis Hetmanski (@Hetmanski88), from Kingston, Ontario: Read the rest of this entry »

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reACT Canada Testimonial from a Parent

February 11th, 2013 by Ronny Varga

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Orysia Valenti (Parent of a John Rennie High School – Sport Etudes athlete)

I would like to share my experience with reACT Canada and Ronny Varga in helping us with my daughter’s concussion.

My daughter got hit hard in the head with a soccer ball at close range during a late evening practice with her team , in December. She was dizzy and out of sorts with a throbbing head, so she sat out the last 15 minutes of the practice, and the coaches told us to watch her closely that night and see how she was in the morning.

Never having experienced anything like this before, it was scary, but in the morning she woke up with a slight headache, and tired but otherwise wanted to go to school. So she did and two days later , still headachy, I didn’t know what to do.

Unless your child has severe symptoms-nausea, vomiting, disorienated, you don’t necessarily go to hospital, but you don’t know what to do.

Mr.Quirion, from John Rennie Sports Etude contacted me and said they were associated with Mr. Ronny Varga, a Physiotherapist specialized in concussion management, so if I had any questions , I should contact him.

And so I did , and that was the beginning of alot of enlightenment and knowledge with concussions.

Ronny, returned my call very quickly and spent time explaining what he does and what concussions are. I made an appointment to meet with him and my daughter within 2 days. Because there is a cost to his services, he never imposed his services on me and instead, spent lots of time talking to me and giving me options. He has made himself available at all times; I’ve called him in distress late in the evening and he has talked me through the ‘worried parent, doesn’t know what to do’. He made himself available even when he was away on holiday with his family, and we kept in touch on how my daughter was feeling.

Ronny is a very knowledgeable, compassionate, and concerned specialist. He really wants to educate parents, coaches, kids on the severity of concussions and not take them lightly.

I highly recommend him and reACT Canada to anyone whose child has suffered from a concussion – whether you believe it to be a serious one or not. They are all serious. Your brain is serious. He will guide you through the ordeal and support you and your child through the recovery.

Thank you Ronny and reACT.

January 2013

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Concussions and Second Impact Syndrome: How Serious is it?

February 11th, 2013 by Ronny Varga

We all know the seriousness of concussions… Imagine a your son or daughter has never been educated about what a concussion is and the mechanisms a concussion can occur.  Even worse, imagine your son or daughter knowing what a concussion is, and knowing that they have one, but still continue to play.  What if your son or daughter returns to play while still being concussed?

Having a trusting relationship with you children, making sure your child has a safe coach that is aware of concussions and making sure your kids understand that there is more to life than just sports, such as education, are all ways of statying away from what we call SECOND IMPACT SYNDROME.

Please take the time to look at the above video

 

 

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CTV News: Long-term dangers to the brain from bodychecking

December 30th, 2012 by Ronny Varga
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/

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Once again, the question of “at what age should kids be able to bodycheck in hockey?” has been placed out on the table yet again by CTV News.

Why?…. Because there is no clear cut answer to this question.

Watch this video:  http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1061486

Many parents out there wish that bodychecking was not a part of the game of hockey.  Yet, many feel that hockey without bodychecking is NOT hockey.

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Concussions in the News: An Ongoing Issue

December 1st, 2012 by Ronny Varga

 

Once again we have yet another amazing news cast about concussions and how it affects hockey players and how their coaches feel about how important it is for their players to tell them if they feel concussed or not.

The most important aspect of this is making sure these players know and understand what a concussion is.

This is what reACT is all about.

Check out the CTV news clip: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/concussions-in-varsity-hockey-players-more-common-than-reported-1.1060148

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reACT Canada Partners up with John Rennie High School – Sport Études: Pioneering a Concussion Management Program

November 26th, 2012 by Ronny Varga
JRHS Sport Études

John Rennie High School – Sport Études

 

November 13, 2012 marks the day that reACT Canada and John Rennie High School’s Sport Études program became official partners in the fight to control student-athlete concussions.
John Rennie High School (JRHS) is one of many forward thinking schools in the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal.  They are also home to a government Sport Études program and Sport Concentration Program that houses 300+ student-athletes playing in sports ranging from hockey, soccer, baseball, diving and martial arts, just to name a few.
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Laura Leslie, reACT Consultant, interviewed in The Montreal Gazette

September 17th, 2012 by Ronny Varga

www.montrealgazette.com/news/Keep+your+head+game/7251585/story.html

 

Laura Leslie, a reACT Consultant, is an Athletic Therapist and Osteopath that wrote her thesis on the clinical approach to treating post-concussion syndrome and head trauma.  For the past 14 years, she has been treating concussed individuals, helping them recover from their concussions quicker.  Laura was recently interviewed for an article written by Jill Barker of The Montreal Gazette called “Keep Your Head In The Game”.  Here is the link: bit.ly/QU5rw1.

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réACT Canada: Site Web maintenant en FRANÇAIS: Bonjour!

August 6th, 2012 by Ronny Varga
reACT French

réACT en Français!!

Enfin, nous avons lancé le site Web réACT Canada en français! Ne pas oublier de vérifier l’acronyme FRANÇAISE qui peut facilement vous aider à mémoriser les signes et les symptômes d’une commotion cérébrale: P.R.U.D.E.N.T.

 

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