reACT is a community-based organization that has surrounded itself with health professionals specialized in concussion care and they are ready to answer your questions about concussions. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to ASK reACT…
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:
In all honesty, reACT Canada was initially developed as a Concussion Education Organization. We thought the importance was basically creating an attestation program for coaches, referees, teachers, parents and athletes, so we did. We named it the reACT Concussion Attestation Program (reCAP). However, after giving out many surveys and meeting with heads of different associations, we realized that people wanted more. What did they want?
If you were not able to catch the Rock Center with Brian Williams episode on Soccer and Headgears on June 7th, you can click here to watch it. It is to say the least, very interesting!
reACT will be the first to stress the importance of helmets and headgears for athletes in all sports (i.e. soccer, football, rugby, etc.). However, we do believe that there needs to be some form of proper education given to those that wear these “protective hats”.
Thank you for being our first person to ASK reACT!!
The brain has a specific level of resilience to it and has a threshold for many different types of stresses. These stresses include physical, cognitive and emotional. However, if we are dealing with a physical force to the head that exceeds the physical resilience of the brain, a concussion has occurred.
The basic definition of a concussion is: Any alteration in brain function caused by a DIRECT or INDIRECT (rotation) force transmitted to the head resulting in one or more of the following acute signs or symptoms:
It has taken some time but reACT is finally online!!
You may be asking yourself, what is reACT? Well, in a nutshell, it is the missing link to concussion awareness and education.
reACT is an organization founded by me, Ronny Varga, a Physiotherapist who specializes in concussion management. I have put together a team of concussion specialists that together, created the reACT Concussion Attestation Program (CAP).