Former NHL Injury Analysis Consultant, Cdn. Olympic Hockey Team & Calgary Flames Physiotherapist Terry Kane offers his Bill of Rights on ice hockey safety.
Bill of Rights on Ice Hockey Safety
“All players, at every level of participation, have the right to expect a safe playing environment and a culture that prioritizes their health and safety above everything else – including winning.
In the event a player is injured, they have the right to expect that they will be provided with the best available medical care and return-to-play advice that prioritizes their long term health and safety above everything else.”
In my professional opinion, rushing a player back to play prematurely, doesn’t prolong their career, it shortens it.
Bottom line; If in doubt, keep them out.
Terry Kane, Registered Physiotherapist (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Former Canadian Olympic Men’s Hockey Team Physiotherapist
Former Calgary Flames Physiotherapist
Former Injury Surveillance Consultant to NHL Injury Analysis Panel.