Concussion information session

5 Sep

We will host a concussion information session with Dr Doug King, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Hutt Valley DHB/PhD in Sports Concussion on Thursday 12 September at 7pm. The event will take place in Marist St. Pat’s RFC’s clubrooms in Hataitai.

Dr King is a registered comprehensive nurse with 28 years’ experience in medical, surgical orthopaedics, mental health, and emergency nursing. Dr King is now Clinical Nurse Specialist in minor injuries at Lower Hutt hospital where he regularly sees patients who have sustained sports-related concussions. He also provides regular sports medic sideline service to rugby union, rugby league and netball games in Wellington.

His two PhDs with AUT examined the epidemiology of rugby union and rugby league injuries, and then the biomechanics of head impacts using accelerometer via ear patch and mouthguard technology. (AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand: