Manitoba Sport Nutrition Network

The Manitoba Sport Nutrition Network is hosting another amazing sports nutrition session that expands beyond only sports dietitians.

Can Nutrition be a Tool to Protect Against or Treat Concussions?

Whether you are a dietitian, psychologist, physiotherapist, athletic therapist, chiropractor, physician, fitness director, coach, or parent, this topic will likely be relevant to you and your practice or life.

Featured Speakers:

Ashley Armstrong, MS., RD., CSSD, IOC Dipl. Sports Nutrition, ISAK Level 1, Canadian Sport Institute, Sport Dietitian

Ashley is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics, with a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Acadia University, and a Masters in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Sydney, Australia. Over the past several years Ashley has been working at the Canadian Sport Institute in Victoria, working closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Rugby 7’s team as well as with Triathlon Canada and within the National Mountain Bike program through Cycling Canada. Beyond the performance support she provides athletes, Ashley is dedicated to their short- and long-term health. While immersed in rugby, she took a keen interest in the role of nutrition in brain health and concussion recovery. She has developed post-concussion recovery protocols for both rugby players along with other high-risk athletes. Ashley is currently involved in a research project alongside Texas Christian University examining the role of DHA in sub-concussion injury risk in elite men’s and women’s rugby players

Brian Buffie, MPT, BKin, TPI – Physical Therapist

In the Fall of 2014, Brian had the privilege of being a member of the inaugural graduating class of the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Manitoba. This graduate degree marked the end of his successful studies at the University of Manitoba campus, where he completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2009 and was named an Academic All-Canadian in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Brian wore his brown and gold colours proudly as he competed on his alma mater’s golf team for four years. His avid love for golf has driven him to obtain certification with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Brian has a strong desire to work not only with the injured golfer but is dedicated to identifying physical limitations that may be keeping all golfers from reaching their full potential.

Brian has attained his level two manual therapy orthopaedic level. His treatment approach is simple: respect and consistency yields results. He relies heavily on hands-on manual therapy skills and his strong foundation of exercise knowledge. Brian continues to improve his skills through various continuing education courses and plans on attaining all of his orthopaedic manual therapy levels.

See Ashley Armstrong and Brian Buffie at CAN NUTRITION BE A TOOL TO PROTECT AGAINST OR TREAT CONCUSSIONS? March 14th, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, 145 Pacific Avenue.

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Jorie JanzenDirector of Sport Dietetics, Registered Dietitian/ Performance Dietician | CSCM and MSNN

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*This event is hosted under the ownership and responsibility of the Manitoba Sport Nutrition Network. CSCM is an event sponsor only.

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