“The current guidelines on concussion in sport need to be accessible and easy to understand for parents, coaches, teachers and athletes. The mission of the programme (webpage) is to bridge the gap between scientific concussion research and concussion practices carried out a grass roots level, by transferring knowledge in a form that the user and understand and use in different concussion situations.”
Prof Kohler is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (FACSP), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the United Kingdom (FFSEM UK) and Fellow of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FFIMS). He has several publications in the field of concussion and has presented at national and international conferences on the topic of concussion in sport.
He is co-director of the South African Sports Concussion Programme and was responsible for the implementation of the South African Rugby Union’s (SARU) concussion management protocol in 2001.
Prof Kohler graduated from the University of Cape Town Medical School in 1997 and completed a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town and South African Institute of Sport in 2003.He gained invaluable experience as senior team physician for the Stormers Super Rugby team, Western Province Currie Cup team and as team physician for SARU.
Research & Roles
Kohler is an honorary Associate Professor at the University of Canberra as the principal supervisor in PhD concussion research.
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A/Professor Ryan Kohler is a Sport and Exercise Medicine physician and founder The Sports Concussion Programme. Kohler prepares and overviews all content presented on The Sports Concussion Programme website. Prior to publication, Kohler consults with a copywriter (MPAA) to make sure that the language is easily understandable by medical and non-medical persons alike. No other person is permitted to modify my content. Content is reviewed for readability within Microsoft Word using: Flesch Reading Ease and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level.