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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.

This page contains Concussion Information & Resources for:

  • Parents

  • Coaches

  • Athletes

  • Physiotherapists and Health Care Practitioners

New Addition:

Implementation of the 2017 Berlin Concussion in Sport Group Consensus Statement in contact and collision sports: a joint position statement from 11 national and international sports organisations

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/03/02/bjsports-2018-099079

Thank you to the various organizations that have spent time, money and resources- we are proud to highlight many in this section contributing to safer sport for all!


 

Watch This! A good introduction to concussions!


Resources & Links for Everyone

Legislation

 

 

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

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation – Concussion Tool Portable Document Format

Provides information on the symptoms and signs of a concussion and what to do when a student is suspected of sustaining a concussion. Also includes Return to Learn and Return to Physical Activity guidelines for students.

Other languages Portable Document Format

Arabic
Chinese – Simplified
Chinese – Traditional
Farsi
Français
Korean
Polish
Punjabi
Somali
Urdu

Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool includes three toolkits providing training in the recognition, treatment and management of concussion for:

  1. Medical Professionals
  2. Parents, Players, and Coaches
  3. School Professionals

The goal of this resource is to provide information on recognition, treatment and management of concussion.

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

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Resources for Coaches, Athletes & Parents

 

Quick Facts for Parents – Learning about Concussions  Portable Document Format

This fact sheet gives a brief overview for parents on what they need to know about concussions.

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

Canadian Paediatric Society: Information on Sport-related Concussion

Provides basic information on concussions, including the definition, causes, and signs and symptoms. Also educates caregivers on how to respond to a concussion, including when to seek treatment and when to return to play or learn.

Heads Up: Preventing Concussion

Fact sheet on preventing concussions and when to call a doctor. Contains basic information geared to patients and their caregivers.

Parachute

A leading organization for injury prevention in Canada. Provides various resources to help keep kids safe by changing the environments where kids live, learn and play, including a comprehensive web-based tool kit on concussions.


 

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Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport – the 5th International conference on concussion in sport

Comprehensive clinical guidelines developed by consensus of expert researchers and health professionals through a series of international symposia on concussion in sports.

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 (SCAT5)

Designed for medical and health professionals as a standardized method of evaluating injured athletes aged 10 years and older for concussion.

Implementation of the 2017 Berlin Concussion in Sport Group Consensus Statement in contact and collision sports: a joint position statement from 11 national and international sports organisations

Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement on Concussions

Provides recommendations for physicians regarding the evaluation and management of children and adolescents with sports-related concussion.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation’s Guidelines for Concussion/mTBI & Persistent Symptoms: Second Edition

Comprehensive set of guidelines that can be used by healthcare professionals to implement evidence-based, best practice care of individuals who incur a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and experience persistent symptoms.

Sport Concussion Library

A free and publicly-accessible storehouse for all non-commercial peer reviewed literature on sport-related concussion for all audiences including health care professionals and researchers.

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Concussion Information for Physicians

The “Heads Up: Brain Injury in Your Practice” tool kit contains a booklet with information on concussion diagnosis and management, a patient assessment tool, and a care plan to help guide a patient’s recovery.

Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool includes three toolkits providing training in the recognition, treatment and management of concussion for:

  1. Medical Professionals
  2. Parents, Players, and Coaches
  3. School Professionals

The goal of this resource is to provide information on recognition, treatment and management of concussion.

Infographic: Concussions in Ontario PDF Version Portable Document Format | 401 Kb

This infographic aims to be a point of information for parents, students, teachers and health care providers. The infographic presents key policy components of PPM158: School Board Policies on Concussion, along with the most recent concussion data from Health Behaviour of School-Age Children (HBSC) and CAMH’s Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS). The infographic also connects to key EDU policy frameworks and helpful resources.

Other Tools & Resources

Parachute Canada- Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

Parachute Canada: Concussion Toolkit

Think First, Concussion Guidelines for Physicians Link

Fitting a Helmet Heads Up Link

Research & Readings

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