Q-Collar Blog

Success In More Ways Than One

Success In More Ways Than One

March 02, 2020

Each February, the Saskatchewan Selects football program travels to San Antonio to play in the International Pigskin Classic that features teams from Canada, the US, and Mexico. This year was an especially successful run for this program that is committed to excellence on and off the football field. 
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The Q-Collar Hits the Icy Slopes

The Q-Collar Hits the Icy Slopes

February 27, 2020

Michael Romano, a part time RedBull Ice Cross Canadian athlete, recently adopted the Q-Collar as part of his protective equipment. 
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Trevor Harris Signs Extension

Trevor Harris Signs Extension

February 03, 2020

Congrats to our Q-Collar teammate Trevor Harris on signing an extension with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL this past weekend.

“I’m grateful to be in Edmonton for the long haul. I have a deep conviction that we have something special building here and I wanted to show it through this contract, and I am thrilled to be part of it.”

 

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The Evolution of Protective Equipment

The Evolution of Protective Equipment

February 03, 2020

One of the things we love about sports is how they continue to evolve, innovate, and push forward. At Q30, we’re committed to finding new ways to help further protect athletes and help enhance the sports they play.
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What to Expect When You Receive Your New Q-Collar

What to Expect When You Receive Your New Q-Collar

January 31, 2020

So you’ve purchased a Q-Collar for the first time and don’t know exactly what to expect. We’re happy to explain what you’ll find once you receive your package, and provide some tips to ensure you have the best experience possible.
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The Q-Collar on the Gridiron

The Q-Collar on the Gridiron

December 20, 2019

Meet CJ Vincent. An early Q-Collar adopter, CJ is a wide receiver from Moose Jaw , Saskatchewan.
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THINK BEYOND THE HELMET

THINK BEYOND THE HELMET

December 16, 2019

David Camarillo and his team’s efforts to build a helmet that may dramatically reduce concussions is well worth the read if you are concerned about brain injury in sports.

While we applaud the team’s effort and innovative thinking, the root cause of brain injury—the “sloshing” of the brain inside the skull—tells us that there are real limits as to what any helmet can do.

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Q-Collar on the O-Line

Q-Collar on the O-Line

December 10, 2019

Meet Gordie Clark, an early Q-Collar adopter playing for the Niagara Raiders in the Canadian Junior Football League in Ontario.
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Hockey players wearing Q-Collar

Twin Collars

November 27, 2019

Meet Jacob and Andrew LeBlanc, twins playing a starring role with the Southern Tier Admirals AAA hockey program. 
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Q-Collar Tolerability and Wearability Testing: Elite Athlete Studies

Q-Collar Tolerability and Wearability Testing: Elite Athlete Studies

November 22, 2019

An ongoing tolerability and wear-ability study featuring elite level athletes has resulted in universal reports that the Q-Collar is comfortable to wear and does not effect performance.
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Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Soccer Study

Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Soccer Study

November 22, 2019

Cincinnati Children's Hospital conducted a feasibility study on female soccer players wearing the Q-Collar. The result illustrated the potential benefit of internal jugular vein compression, performed by the Q-Collar, in mitigating white matter changes in the brain over the course of a season.
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Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Hockey Study

Q-Collar Safety and Effectiveness Testing: Hockey Study

November 22, 2019

Cincinnati Children's Hospital conducted a feasibility study on male hockey players wearing the Q-Collar. The results showed that the Q-Collar can help protect the brain from sports-related injury caused by head impacts.
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