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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 »

What can reACT Canada do for my soccer association?

August 6th, 2012 by Ronny Varga
Girl headers in Soccer

Concussion??

 

That is a great question.  Thank 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?

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Can Soccer Headgear Prevent #Concussions?

June 14th, 2012 by Ronny Varga

Can Headgear Prevent Concussions?

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”.

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Why do my child’s #concussion symptoms keep resurfacing?

June 4th, 2012 by Ronny Varga

Answered by Laura Leslie (Osteopath specialized in Concussion treatment – reACT Concussion Consultant)

 

The brain represents a triad of functions for the human body – physical, cognitive and behavioral.  In the developing child, these functions are in constant development.

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What is reACT’s “reCAP”?

May 15th, 2012 by Ronny Varga

reCAP stands for: reACT Concussion Attestation Program

 

The following article was reACT’s inspiration to create reCAPTHE MISSING LINK TO CONCUSSION EDUCATION.

Sport-Related Concussions: Knowledge Translation Among Minor Hockey Coaches

 

So what, exactly, is reCAP you ask?

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My son hit his head while playing in gym class. How can I tell if he has a concussion? What do I need to know if it is one?

May 8th, 2012 by Ronny Varga

 

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:

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How would you reACT?

May 7th, 2012 by Ronny Varga

If you were a coach and you saw this hit… How would you reACT?

If this player skated back to the bench and said that he felt fine… How would you reACT?

If after 5 minutes he said that he had no headache and felt normal… How would you reACt?

Would you let him play?

The reACT Concussion Attestation Program will help you make these decisions.

Contact us before it is too late…

reACT Canada – NOW ONLINE!

May 7th, 2012 by Ronny Varga

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).

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