Nick Reed

N. Reed's PortraitClinician Scientist and Occupational Therapist
BrainFit Lab
Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
416.425.6220 x 3861
nreed@hollandbloorview.ca

 

Cross Appointments
    Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Biosketch

Dr. Reed completed his B.Kinesiolgy (Hons.) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, his MScOT within the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, and his PhD within the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto. His doctoral thesis explored approaches to identification, assessment and management of concussion within youth hockey players.

 
Dr. Reed is a registered Occupational Therapist within the province of Ontario. Previously, he owned and operated a private clinic specializing in sport concussion education and rehabilitation with an emphasis on returning athletes to meaningful daily activities (e.g., sport, school, work). Currently, Dr. Reed is a Clinician Scientist and occupational therapist within the Bloorview Research Institute at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital where he is involved in the development and implementation of a sport concussion clinical service and research program. He also acts as the co-manager for Holland Bloorview’s Centre for Leadership in Acquired Brain Injury.

 
In addition to his studies and clinical work, Dr. Reedhas lived a life immersed in competitive sport, and more specifically, competitive contact sport. Playing competitive lacrosse from the age of five to the present time, he has participated at all levels of the sport including the minor system, the Jr. ‘A’ level, the varsity inter-university level both at McMaster University and at the University of Toronto, and was drafted into the professional National Lacrosse League. Furthermore, he has been coaching minor lacrosse for the past 12 years.

Selected Recent Publications
  1. Keightley, M.L., Reed, N., Green, S. & Taha, T. (2013). Age and competition level on injuries in female ice hockey.  International Journal of Sports Medicine (Epub ahead of print, March 20, 2013).
  2. Reed, N. (2012).  Concussion in hockey: Taking an occupational perspective on risk in sports (Letter to the Editor).  Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79 (1), 5.
  3. Reed, N. (2011). Sport-related concussion and occupational therapy:  Expanding the scope of practice. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 31(3), 222-224.
  4. Fait, P., McFadyen, B.J., Zabjek, K., Reed, N., Taha, T. & Keightley, M. (2011) Increasing task complexity and ice hockey skills of youth athletes. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112 (1), 29-43.
  5. Keightley, M.L., Green, S., Reed, N., Agnihotri, S., Wilkinson, A. & Lobaugh, N. (2011). An investigation of the effects of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury in youth using functional magnetic resonance imaging and the Head Impact Telemetry System. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 47. http://www.jove.com/index/Details.stp?ID=2226, doi: 10.3791/2226.
  6. Reed, N.P., Taha, T., Keightley, M.L., Duggan, C.T., McAuliffe, J., Cubos, J., Baker, J., Faught, B., MacPherson, M., & Montlepare, W. (2010). Measurement of head impacts in youth ice hockey players.  International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31 (11), 826-833.
Recent Thesis/Projects Supervised
  1. “NeuroCare” as Innovation in Intervention: A Neurophysiological Approach to Determine Readiness for Return to Activity After Youth Sport Concussion.  Katie Mah, PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences), Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science.  In Progress. (Co-supervisor: Dr. Michelle Keightley)
  2. “NeuroCare” as Innovation in Intervention: A Neurophysiological Approach to Determine Readiness for Return to Activity After Youth Sport Concussion.  Lee Verweel, MSc (Rehabilitation Sciences), Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science.  In Progress. (Co-supervisor: Dr. Michelle Keightley)
  1. Exploring the Influence of Player Characteristics on Sustained Head Impacts in Female Minor Hockey Players.  Eva Wu, M.Sc. (OT), Department of Occupational Therapy, OCT 1220: Graduate Research Project, University of Toronto, 2010.
  1. The Relationship Between Sustained Head Impacts and On-ice Exposure to Injury in Minor Male Hockey Players.  Cindy Lee, M.Sc. (OT), Department of Occupational Therapy, OCT1220: Graduate Research Project, University of Toronto, 2010.
  1. Exploring the Relationship Between Player and Game Characteristics on Head Impacts in Male Youth Hockey Players.  Jennifer McBrearty, M.Sc. (OT), Department of Occupational Therapy, OCT1220: Graduate Research Project, University of Toronto, 2010. (Co-supervisor: Steph Green).
  1. The Relationship between Sustained Head Impacts and On-ice Exposure to Injury in Female Minor Hockey Players.  Danielle Plante, M.Sc. (OT), Department of Occupational Therapy, OCT1220: Graduate Research Project, University of Toronto, 2010. (Co-supervisor: Steph Green).
Research Interests

Identification, assessment and management of mild traumatic brain injury/concussion in children and youth; novel approaches to determining readiness to return to activity/sport; novel approaches to intervention of persisting post-concussion symptoms; return to school planning; knowledge translation

Current Courses
  • OCT 1122: Methods in Practice-based Research
Special Lectures / Keynote Speeches
  1. Reed, N. Concussion and the Classroom.  Greenwood College School, Teacher and Staff Education.  Toronto, Ontario, August 29, 2013.
  2. Reed, N. Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury: Novel approaches to rehabilitation through identification, assessment and treatment.  Knowledge Connection Series, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Toronto, Ontario.  June 21, 2013.
  3. Reed, N. All about concussion. Sport-related concussion education session. 2012 Ontario Coaches Conference, Coaches Association of Ontario.  Hamilton, Ontario.  February 28, 2013.
  4. Reed, N., Taha, T., Keightley, M.  Concussion and strength performance in youth ice hockey players. Abstracted in British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013; 47:e1. (Poster presentation at the 4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, Zurich, Switzerland, November 1-2, 2012).
  5. Reed, N., Fait, P., Habib Perez, O., Zabjek, K., & Keightley, M. Concussion and concurrent cognitive and sport-specific task performance in youth ice hockey players:  A pilot study.  Abstracted in British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013; 47:e1. (Poster presentation at the 4th   International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, Zurich, Switzerland, November 1-2, 2012).
  6. Reed, N., Garton, J., Wilkinson, A., Schwartz, D., & Keightley, M. Exploring perceived self-efficacy following a sports-related concussion in youth ice hockey players. Abstracted in Brain Injury, 2010; 24(3), 217. (Poster presentation at the International Brain Injury Association’s Eighth World Congress on Brain Injury, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 2010).