The Nakiska Alpine Ski Association (NASA) is partnered with the Benson Concussion Institute (BCI) to support our athletes in their return to snow after a concussion. Concussions are a risk with alpine ski racing and our sport takes them very seriously. If an athlete sustains a concussion, they are placed on a medical hold by the Alberta Alpine Ski Association until they are released by a licensed health care provider who is trained in the evaluation and management of a concussion. Please review the Alberta Alpine Ski Association's Concussion Policy for further details.
The BCI utilizes applied research evidence to provide the basis for its integrated high-performance clinical program. Their comprehensive approach uses cutting-edge technology and multi-modal assessment techniques to measure multiple neurologic systems and brain processes typically impacted by concussion. Having a comprehensive baseline assessment allows them to individualize treatment strategies to accelerate recovery with a safe and successful return to high-risk sport participation.
NASA Member Club athletes in our U12 and older age group programs have access to the BCI's baseline assessment annually. All NASA Member Club athletes can access the BCI's post-concussion treatment plans. The BCI works collaboratively with our athletes, parents, coaches and administrators to ensure a safe return to snow for all NASA Member Club athletes.