Research

The Watson Centre for Brain Health (WCBH) has been conducting a research study at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Brain Health.

Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul and her research team are studying the impact of non-invasive cognitive rehabilitation and its influence on individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The study is being conducted at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia.

The Watson Centre for Brain Health team is very excited about this study and the support it has received.

When the results are published, we will release them here.

Please email Josh Poirier if you would like more information or follow the Watson Centre for Brain Health on twitter at @watsonbrain.

 

How we help those with traumatic brain injuries
Our quest with UBC to help restore cognition
  • I am a 49 year old, 11 year NHL veteran and my career was cut short due to multiple concussions.  Since then I have been looking for a program(s) that might help me with my day to day mental struggles.  A few months ago happened to sit in on a few of the Watson / Arrowsmith seminars and am now excited to be able to take part in this groundbreaking approach for potential cognitive healing and a better way of life.

    Jamie Huscroft
    Retired Canadian hockey defenceman
  • WCBH is implementing a unique multidisciplinary and holistic approach in treating the effects of traumatic brain injury. This comprehensive program has the potential to present real opportunity for individuals affected by TBI to become whole again.

    Dr. Mike Dowling, DC, CCSP
    Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • I was fortunate enough to live a dream and play in the NFL for 14 years. While I don’t feel any negative cognitive effects at 46 years old, I know that the possibility is always there. Whether it is me or any of my former teammates that might benefit from the work of the Watson Center, I am glad they are there and care enough to do the work they are doing.

    Robbie Tobeck
    Former American Football Centre
  • As a 48-year-old 10 year NFL veteran, I am beginning to notice subtle changes in my own cognitive abilities. Misplacing my keys, fumbling over words, and forgetting names are becoming commonplace in my everyday life. I have long believed I would benefit from a Watson Centre/Arrowsmith-type program that was customized to address the specific needs of an NFL Player.

    Don Davey
    Former American Football Player
  • Mark Watson and the Watson Centre for Brain Health are taking on the root cause of TBI symptoms head on. As someone who played almost a decade of contact sport – I have yet to see a program that approaches the treatment with as much holistic innovation.

    Shea Emry
    Retired CFL’s Nastiest Player, Men’s Health Advocate