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L1O Webinar: Concussion & injury management with Dr. Michael Robinson

By Marty Thompson, 08/11/20, 4:00PM EDT


League1 Ontario takes you behind the scenes to its “L1O Webinar” series – showing exclusive and informative discussions from some of Ontario’s greatest soccer minds. The above highlights were taken from a full presentation given to L1O coaches and administrators. To watch the webinar in full, click here.

In the latest installment in League1 Ontario’s Webinar series, FC London athletic therapist Dr. Michael Robinson (PhD) spoke to L1O coaches, players, and staff about modernized concussion protocols and general injury management.

On the ever-changing science around concussions, Robinson offered tips and tricks for administrators.

“We do not expect anybody to correctly diagnose concussions, what we do expect is basic identification,” Robinson told L1O coaches, showing a series of “red flag” symptoms.

“We used to put people in dark rooms… turns out that causes depression, so we don’t need to do that,” Robinson said. “General rule of thumb: If it doesn’t bother you, don’t do it.”

Robinson also spoke on new science regarding low-level injuries and why coaches should think twice about using ice and anti-inflammatories

To watch the webinar in full, click here.