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Hard work is paying off for Canada’s foremost concussion researcher
Dr. Charles Tator

Dr. Charles Tator says that Canadians understand the seriousness of concussions better than ever before, and now he wants doctors to have better ways to diagnose them.​

Matching treatment with the injury through lab tests could lead to a speedier recovery

Dr. Charle​s Tator says that Canadians understand the seriousness of concussions better than ever before, and now he wants doctors to have better ways to diagnose them.

“There is not a good enough method. Right now, the diagnosis of concussion is a clinical diagnosis,” says Dr. Tator, founder of the Krembil Research Institute’s Canadian Con​cussion Centre.

A clinical diagnosis means that doctors can determine whether someone has suffered a concussion only by looking at the symptoms. For example: Is the patient dizzy?