Lakehead opens clinic to treat, research concussions

November 21, 2014

A new concussion clinic has opened at Lakehead University, and is already experiencing high demand for its services. The clinic just opened weeks ago but David McKee, the primary physician, says that “the demand has been incredible … It sure shows that there is a need for helping to manage concussions here in Thunder Bay.” The clinic’s primary focus will be on helping patients avoid long-term effects after concussions, which can include personality changes and chronic headaches; it will also serve as a research centre. “There’s a number of research projects that are going to be set up out of this clinic, which makes it very exciting,” said McKee. The clinic, housed at Lakehead’s sports medicine clinic, is open to members of Lakehead’s sports teams as well as athletes in the community. CBC News