“If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.”

African proverb

 

We believe the work of a team always creates better results.  At Concussion North, your athletic performance and recovery is supported by a caring team of experienced specialists.  Our approach to injury prevention and management ensures that you will get complete, integrated care so you can get back to work, school and play safely.  

Our commitment to you is comprehensive and quality care, so if there is any aspect of your recovery we can't address at Concussion North, we can refer you to a variety of other world class medical specialists in our network.  


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Dr. Shannon Bauman, B.S., B.ScN, MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med

Shannon has been caring for athletes of all levels for the last 10 years, from recreational "weekend warriors" to professional and national level competitors.

Shannon graduated from medical school at McMaster University, and completed a specialty in Family Medicine from Queen’s University.  She returned to McMaster to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine. 

As a Sports Medicine physician, Shannon has been involved with the Hamilton Bulldogs (Caulder Cup Champions), Toronto Rock Lacrosse (NLL), Toronto Nationals (MLL), Hamilton Nationals (MLL), World Cup Sledge Hockey 2009, 2010 Vancouver Olympics Men's Sledge Hockey, and Team Canada Senior Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Shannon is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC). She serves as a medical advisor to the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Concussion Committee and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation’s (ONF) committee for persistent symptoms of concussion.  She has been recently featured in the ONF Annual Report. 

Shannon also brings her own personal experience with a hockey-related concussion in 2012 to her practice. Shannon's recovery experience fuelled her interest in concussion management and led to her involvement in concussion research and the development of a network of international leaders in concussion management.  Her passion for concussion care was the impetus for Concussion North and her desire to bring together a talented team of sports injury specialists under one roof.


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Julie MacDonald CAT(C), M.Sc

Julie MacDonald has been a Certified Athletic Therapist since June 2009.  She has a Masters of Science in Kinesiology from York University and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy. 

Julie has experience with athletes from varsity, national, and professional teams including the Toronto Rock, Toronto Argonauts, and the Canadian Women’s Lacrosse program.  As the Head Athletic Therapist, Julie accompanied the U19 Women to the 2011 Lacrosse World Cup in Hannover, Germany.

She also supported the Senior Women when they competed during 2013 Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.  Prior to joining the Concussion North team, Julie worked as the Athletic Therapist at a GTA private school where she managed the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries and concussions for students and faculty.

Outside of her role as an Athletic Therapist, Julie played on the Varsity Women’s Volleyball team at York University and currently trains as a 3rd degree Black Belt at Northern Karate Schools.  She enjoys being active and spending time with her family.


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Carolyn Glatt, BA Kin, BPT

Carolyn completed her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology at St. Francis Xavier University in 2007 and went on to complete her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam where she graduated Cum Laude in 2012. She is now a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

Carolyn has studied vestibular therapy at the Emory University School of Medicine in Altanta, obtained Advanced Vestibular Certification in Philadelphia with Dr. Richard Clendaniel and a Concussion Management Certification as an ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist in Pittsburg. She is also certified in Medical Acupunture and intensive Craniosacral Therapy.

Carolyn has focused her rehabilitation philosophy and practice on concussion and vestibular based therapies, as well as sports injury rehab.

Deeply committed to learning and growth, Carolyn continues to complete professional development courses and plans to complete her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in the coming years.


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Jackie McKenzie, B.Sc, M.Sc, RD

Jackie McKenzie is a Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Science degree in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph.  In 2013, she completed the Intensive Sports Nutrition Course with the Sports Dietitians of Australia.

Practicing as a Dietitian since 2000, Jackie has worked in a variety of clinic settings offering practical and leading edge nutrition solutions for general wellness, weight management, eating disorders, disease prevention and sports performance. Individuals and teams benefit from her sound nutrition advice and innovative ideas to reach their health and performance goals. 

In her spare time, Jackie can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her active family.


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Stephanie Green, MSc. OT, PhD

Stephanie is a registered Occupational Therapist with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. She is currently completing her PhD and her thesis work explores the cognitive impacts of concussion in youth athletes.

Stephanie has been working in concussion rehabilitation since 2008 and also has experience in more severe brain injury, stroke and trauma. As an Occupational Therapist, her clinical focus is re-engaging people in their regular activities such as school, work, sports and parenting. 

Outside of the clinic, Stephanie enjoys working out, spending time outdoors, and cooking for her family and friends.


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Priscilla Bulandres, B.Sc, M.Sc

Physiotherapy Resident

Priscilla completed a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Lincoln Memorial University. She competed internationally in tennis and went on to have a successful collegiate career at the NCAA level for Lincoln Memorial University’s Lady Railsplitters. Through her experiences and injuries as a life-long, multi-sport athlete, Priscilla became fascinated by the biomechanics required to participate in sport and every day activities, and developed a passion to help others maximize their physical and mental wellbeing through movement.

 Priscilla feels an evidence-based approach is fundamental to recovery, and incorporates manual therapy, functional exercise prescription, and targeted education to achieve each individual’s goals. She also believes in the importance of prevention and maintenance to avoid injury or prevent secondary injuries from occurring. Priscilla is certified in Soft Tissue Release, is pursuing post-graduate training in Vestibular Rehabilitation, and is working towards her Sport Physiotherapy Diploma. Priscilla enjoys treating various populations ranging from your office jockey, to your weekend warrior, to your high performance athlete, and always uses a holistic and personalized approach to get her patients back to doing what they love to do.

 Priscilla’s passion for concussion rehabilitation developed following her third concussion in recognizing the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to return to school, sport and work. In addition to her training, Priscilla’s concussion recovery journey sparked a keen interest in the education, prevention and management of concussion injuries.

 In her spare time, you can find Priscilla working out, exploring the outdoors, or being a coffee connoisseur at your local café.