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Dr. Robert Cantu invited to lecture at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Annual National Conference in Banff.

May 24, 2011

May 24th, 2011
For Immediate Release
Dr. Robert Cantu invited to lecture at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Annual National Conference in Banff
The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) is a progressive not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and delivery of the highest quality care to active individuals through injury prevention, emergency services and rehabilitative techniques.
Within the past few weeks and months the prevention and management of head injuries (concussions) in sport, specifically in professional hockey and football has been a hot topic of discussion. The CATA and its members are committed to raising awareness of the importance of identifying head injury (concussions) and implementing appropriate management and return to play protocols when they do occur so athletes can safely participate in sport. Head Injuries (concussions) in sadly common and one of the most difficult injuries to manage in sport today. The CATA strongly encourages all head injuries (concussions) are managed under the supervision of a team of professional sport health practitioners including Certified Athletic Therapists (CAT(C), sport physicians and neuropsychologists.
World head injury expert, Dr. Robert Cantu, will be guest lecturing at the 45th Annual Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) Conference on May 28th at 9:45am at the Banff Centre.
Currently Dr. Cantu’s professional responsibilities include those of Clinical Professor Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Founding member and Chairman Medical Advisory Board Sports Legacy Institute, Waltham, MA; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Co-Director, Neurologic Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Chairman Department of Surgery, and Director of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, Neurosurgical Consultant Boston Eagles football team, and Neurosurgical Consultant Boston Cannons professional soccer team. Dr. Cantu also consults with numerous NFL, NHL and NBA teams.
In collaboration with other allied health professionals the CATA creates a healthier environment that encompasses the needs of the active community through to the high performance athlete. There are over 1100 Certified Athletic Therapists working in all provinces and territories across Canada. For more information regarding Athletic Therapy and head injury (concussion) management please contact the CATA Head Office at 403 509 2282 or at . To find a Certified Athletic Therapist please go to the CATA website and search for one in your area .

For more information contact:
Grant Slessor
Executive Director
Canadian Athletic Therapists Assoc
Phone: 403-509-2283
Cell: 403-616-6728

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