Codi Isaac is a leading voice in concussion safety and treatment within Alberta and Canada. Here is a summary of her involvement in concussion research and education. 

Concussion Research Papers

Evaluating a Functional Testing Protocol for Assessing Balance Recovery at Return to Play following Adolescent Sport Related Concussion

Thaer Manaseer, Doug Gross, Jackie Whittaker, Codi Isaac, Kathryn Schneider

Athletes with a concussion have a higher risk of other injuries after they return to play. This may be due to ongoing balance problems that are not detected. Because of this, we created a new way to assess balance. Our tool may be better at identifying ongoing balance problems. Now we need to test
the new tool. We are looking for children between the ages of 13 to 24 years to participate in a research study. If your child is interested in participating in this study, please contact Thaer at 780-340-4225.

This study is currently in process: UAlberta Study - Pro00077091

See the news article here


[Stubbornly] Persistent Concussion Symptoms

Codi presented a case study in Pittsburgh called:  (Stubbornly) Persistent Concussion Symptoms and Multimodal Physiotherapy in an Athletic Youth: Case Study 2014.

The case study examined a 17 year-old male hockey player that was hit from the front during a game had a loss of balance resulting in a fall. The case study outlined the multi pronged physiotherapy approach that resulted in his full return to hockey.

To view the conference poster please click here.


Concussion Management: A Toolkit for Physiotherapists

Project Team: Kathryn Schneider PT, PhD; Codi Isaac PT, MSc PT; Catherine Ross PT, BScPT; Carol Miller PT

Access the Concussion Toolkit here


A new Take on Balance Assessment Following a Sport-related Concussion

Thaer S. Manaseer MSc, BScPT, Douglas P. Gross PhD, BScPT, Codi Isaac PT, MScPT, BCom, and Jackie L. Whittaker, PhD, BScPT

Pubished March 8, 2018 in Research in Focus for Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association.

Access the article here


Concussion Presentations

Codi has presented on concussion diagnosis and treatment to a wide variety of health organizations including:

  • Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association
  • Sport Physiotherapy Alberta
  • Sport Conference of Alberta
  • ImPACT lecturer – ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist Instructor
  • Nurse Practitioners Association of Alberta – NPAA Annual Conference 2018
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Multidisciplinary Association for the Study of Cranio-Cervical Pain (MASCCP)
  • Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists
  • Alberta Insurance Adjusters Association
  • Peace Hills Insurance
  • Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Numerous presentations on behalf of sports associations and teams