HITIQ is delighted to welcome Liam Picken into the HITIQ family. The AFL veteran retired from the game in 2019 because of ongoing symptoms relating to concussion. Now, in his role as an ambassador for HITIQ he will be helping other players, at all levels, take positive steps to mitigate and manage the risks associated with concussion.
Liam’s career saw him become a stalwart of the Western Bulldogs. The pinnacle for many fans came during the Bulldogs amazing run to the 2016 AFL Premiership. That year he played a crucial role in all four finals including kicking the sealer in the Grand Final.
Having suffered a concussion during pre-season in 2018, Liam missed the rest of that campaign as he tried to recover from the prolonged symptoms he experienced. Despite returning to training his symptoms persisted, so for the sake of his long term health he announced his retirement from the game in 2019.
Now, as part of HITIQ’s push to support players at all levels, Liam is helping to promote its head impact detection, surveillance and management technology. He recently joined the guys on Channel 7’s The Front Bar. They discussed the issue of concussion and Liam showcased some of the HITIQ technology that is being used by his former AFL colleagues and medical teams.