DYNAMIC OTTAWA SUPPORTS ROWAN’S LAW

R. Stringer

Rowan Stringer was an Ottawa highschool rugby player who’s life was tragically taken 2 years ago due to concussion related injuries.  Her parents Gordon and Kathleen Stringer are urging the government to review all of the 49 recommendations made by the Coroner’s inquest into the death of their daughter. Through community support with a rally and petition signing that was launched on Saturday September 12th in Ken Ross Park in Barrhaven, it is our hope that the government will pass this law and quickly implement many of the recommendations of the Coroner under provincial law.

As we treat concussion injuries on a daily basis, Dynamic Ottawa is in full support of this movement. We along with Stringers, MPP Lisa McLeod, the Scottish Rugby Club, and many representatives of the Ottawa sport community hope to educate students, coaches, parents, teachers and athletes on the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussion. It is imperative that we continue to support our young athletes through education and to help take away the stigma that is associated with sitting out of play when injured.

Concussion rehabilitation is an individual process and encompasses different treatment options depending on whether you have an acute concussion or you suffer from post-concussive syndrome. Pre-injury baseline testing is the most effective way for us to guide your rehabilitation. By testing all of the aspects of your brain (co-ordination, reaction time, cognitive function, proprioception, vision, and even your grip strength) we can form a comprehensive treatment plan to guide your recovery. Our Complete Concussion Management Program will help you get back to school, work and sport in a safe and effective manner.

For more information on our concussion program or to help support Rowan’s Law, please contact us at 613-435-9144 or info@dynamicottawa.ca.

UPDATE- We are pleased to report that The Canadian Press announced on March 6, 2018 that Rowan’s law was passed in Ontario! This safety bill is important as it protects and educate’s others about head injuries.