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SPC established a Concussion Committee to help share and provide education and latest findings around the topic of concussion. As an ever evolving area this microsite will connect you with great information as a physiotherapist, coach, athlete or parent. Check back often as we update this frequently.


 

Watch This! A good introduction to concussions!


Resources & Links for Everyone

Parachute Canada: Concussion Toolkit 

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Concussion Centre, Concussion handbook, is designed to help with your concussion management and recover. Link to Site, Download & Read

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit- Handouts

NEW ADDITION: EMPWR Foundation Toolkit: http://www.empwr.ca/get-informed/

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Resources for Coaches, Athletes & Parents

Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Concussion Guidelines for Provincial Sport Organizations


 

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Top Downloads for Physiotherapists

SCAT 3 Sport Concussion Assessment Tool- 3rd Edition.
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Child Scat- Sport Concussion Assessment Tool- for Children aged 5-12 years old
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Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012
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Other Tools & Resources

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Parachute Canada: Concussion Toolkit 

Think First, Concussion Guidelines for Physicians Link

Fitting a Helmet Heads Up Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research & Readings

NEW ADDITION: EXPERT CONSENSUS DOCUMENT: Mind the gaps—advancing research into short-term and long-term neuropsychological outcomes of youth sports-related concussions. Download & Read: nrneurol.2015.30 2

Management of persistent postconcussion symptoms in youth: a randomised control trial protocol BMJ Open. 2015; 5(7): e008468. Published online 2015 Jul 31. 

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport.

http://www.cattonline.com

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/250.full

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/259.full.pdf


 

News, Articles & Other Reading

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Heads up Concussion, Centre for Disease Control- Sport, Parents, Schools

Link: http://www.cdc.gov/HEADSUP/

 

 

 

 

Videos

Parachute produced the video, ‘Smart Hockey: More Safety, More Fun,’ that aims to educate young hockey players about concussion. Researchers have evaluated the effects of showing the video to players, and results show that the video increases players’ knowledge about concussion after watching. This video is a great educational resource focusing on the signs and symptoms of concussion, and the importance of playing safe.

See more at: http://horizon.parachutecanada.org/en/article/educational-video-smart-hockey/#sthash.6mdiRbGA.dpuf