Dr. Ferguson's medical training includes an Honours BSc in Neurophysiology, MD
from University of Glasgow (a world leading university for head injury
research) where she was trained by the neurosurgeons who devised the Glasgow
Coma Scale, a two year ophthalmology residency, and twenty-five years
experience in emergency and sports medicine.
She has acted as a team physician for local school and university sports and
has cared for athletes at provincial, national and international levels
including Olympic and Paralympic levels. She served as a Canadian Team
physician for the Canada Games, Commonwealth Games, Torino, Beijing,
Vancouver and Sochi Games.
To further her education regarding the management of concussions, Dr. Ferguson
attended the University Of Pittsburgh Concussion Center to train with Dr.
Michael Collin’s team. She became a Certified ImPACT Consultant and brought
back novel, evidence based treatment protocols for optimal concussion
management. She built a team of oculovestibular therapists, neuro-optometrists,
neuro-psychologists, neurologists, kinesiologists and team trainers. The clinic
sees referrals from physicians, WCB and insurance case workers.
She has met with the Nova Scotia Department of Education to devise a
standardized return to school plan for students with concussion and has
presented numerous education sessions for principals, teachers and university
professors, athletes, coaches and parents.
This is a very exciting, dynamic field in medicine. Dr. Ferguson is happy to
share some of the latest concussion management strategies.