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Acute Sport Concussion Clinic (ASCC)

Submitted by desrosin.local on Sat, 09/26/2015 - 11:21am

THE ASCC WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR PATIENT INTAKE

The Acute Sport concussion online referral portal is temporarily closed and not accepting new patients. We will reopen online patient intake June 13th 2017 . Please see your family doctor or another medical practitioner for acute concussion management.

Your family physician or emergency care physician can directly refer you to the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Center, fax general referral to: (f: 403-282-6170).  The Sport Medicine Center will contact the patient to make an appointment once the referral has been received and accepted. Injuries that are NOT sport related or that are beyond 4 weeks from date of injury may be rejected. Other sport medicine physicians in Calgary may see non sport related concussion.

If you have sustained a concussion and require immediate medical attention please contact:

Alberta Health Link at (403)943-LINK(5465) / 1-866-408-LINK(5465)

or

www.myhealth.alberta.ca for information on health services and resources.

Or, proceed immediately to your nearest emergency department or medical facility for assessment.

What We Do

Welcome to the Acute Sport Concussion Clinic (ASCC).

If you have sustained a concussion and meet the criteria below, you may be a candidate to be seen in the Acute Sport Concussion Clinic (ASCC).  Our candidate criteria is as follows:

      • Occurred while participating in a sporting activity
      • Occurred In the last 4 weeks
      • You are between the ages of 13-60
      • No history of a motor vehicle accident
      • Did not occur at work and Is not a WCB claim

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How to Make an Appointment

Before we can make an appointment for you, we need to know more about you. 

  • Please fill out an online screening questionnaire and intake form.
  • Following this screening you will be emailed with information regarding an appointment date & time.
  • A notice of cancellation or re-scheduling of an appointment is required 24 hours prior to your appointment.  A cancellation fee may be applied if a notice of cancellation or re-scheduling is not made within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.
  • If you have questions, please call 403-220-8946.

Your First Appointment

  • Arrive fifteen minutes early to fill out forms.
  • Bring your Alberta Health Care card if you are qualified under one of the AHC plans.
  • Be prepared for your appointment to last approximately one hour.

Submitted by desrosin.local on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 2:46pm

Meet Our Team

Dr. Willem Meeuwisse

Dr. Meeuwisse is a physician with a clinical practice specializing in sport medicine. His research field is the epidemiology of sport injury; specifically injury prevention.  Dr. Meeuwisse is engaged in population-based research on sport health screening, risk analysis, injury prediction and prevention, and is Co-Chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. 

One injury prevention focus is on Concussion in Sport and he is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.  He is a Co-Chair of the 4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport.  

He is also Co-Chair of the National Hockey League/National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHL/NHLPA) Joint Health & Safety Committee.  He is a Member of the Injury Surveillance Research Team for the International Olympic Committee and he serves as an Associate Editor of the BJSM Injury Prevention and Health Protection journal.

Dr. Katie MacGregor

Dr. Katie MacGregor, originally from Ottawa, Ontario, is a University of Calgary trained Sports medicine physician. She is currently working at the University Sports Medicine centre in sports medicine and is the clinical Lead for the new Acute Sport Concussion Clinic ( ASSC). Dr. MacGregor sees the launch of the clinic as an opportunity to provide knowledge, awareness and medical care to athletes in the community as well as on campus.

Dr. MacGregor is also a current team physician for Alpine Canada.

Christine Atkins

Christine joined the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in September 2014 as the Concussion Clinic Research Coordinator for the Safe To Play and the hockey branch of the Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) studies.

Christine has a Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in Athletic Therapy from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.  Prior to joining the SIPRC team Christine was the Director of Athletic Therapy and Medical Services with the Okanagan Hockey Group.  Christine currently works as a Therapist with Hockey Canada and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team.  In the coming year Christine will be traveling to Austria and Germany as the head Therapist with the National Women’s Development Team to compete in the 2015 Nations Cup.