Since earning his degree in clinical Osteopathy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and Holistic Health Science in 2004, Scott has earned a reputation in his field that is second to none. Early in his career, Scott joined the medical rehabilitation staff of both the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and their affiliate team, the Hamilton Bulldogs – an experience that has paved the way for a successful and fulfilling career in sports injury management.
Scott has always been extremely passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to his patients – particularly those suffering from concussion and post concussion syndrome. It is that same passion that inspired him to develop The Shift Concussion Management Program – an education and training platform providing Healthcare Practitioners throughout Canada with evidence-informed concussion assessment and rehabilitation strategies for patients suffering from mild traumatic brain injury.
Scott has received diverse training and mentoring over the course of his career. He is certified in vestibular assessment and therapeutic techniques out of Emory University’s prestigious program in Atlanta, GA, and has spent time shadowing in Pittsburgh, PA under internationally renowned Neuropsychologist Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins. Scott is currently a Credentialed ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Consultant (CIC) and has significant experience with manual treatment techniques such as osteopathic manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture.
Scott owns and operates a well-known multi-disciplinary concussion rehabilitation clinic in Guelph, Ontario (Shift Concussion’s head office) which specializes in post-concussion care for sport and non-sport related injuries.
In addition to balancing a busy clinic schedule, Scott lends his time speaking to sports organizations, hospitals, schools, and medical clinics throughout the province on the topic of concussion management.
StopConcussions is a non-profit company, that aims to bring players, parents, coaches and officials information on brain concussions and their consequences in contact sports.
This website is here to help educate and are not intended to replace medical care and/or professional supervision. There is no substitute for a competent neurologist, physician, health professional or clinician when it comes to diagnosing and managing concussions. What StopConcussions offers is an insight into the nature of a brain injury. It is a guide to help you understand the cause, effects and consequences of concussions as well as how you can help reduce the incidences of the injury, manage the injury better and be able to ask all the right questions when dealing with a concussed individual.
The brain is complex, and each injury is personalized. Not only is every brain different, so is every concussion, and the therapy must be tailored to each individual. With this said, only a physician or qualified healthcare professional who has been educated in concussions can recommend a treatment and rehabilitation program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a specific injury, contact your physician immediately.
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