Concussions are considered the “invisible” injury since they do not show up on medical imaging tests such as x-rays or CT scans. They are also considered “invisible” because their effects are often misunderstood. The following resources are designed to help physicians, coaches, parents and athletes understand and navigate the sometimes difficult process of recovery from concussions.
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What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury. Any blow to the head, face, neck and/or body that causes a sudden shaking or jarring of the brain inside the skull may cause a concussion. This can result from any number of activities including a collision of heads in soccer, receiving a check in hockey, falling from a jungle gym, being in a motor vehicle collision or slipping on an icy sidewalk.
|International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport||Link|
|Parachute – Concussion||Link|
|Parachute – Resources Page||Link|
|Parachute – Statement on Concussion Baseline Testing in Canada||Adobe PDF|
|Concussions 101, A Primer for Kids and Parents||YouTube|
|Concussion Management and Return to Learn||YouTube|
|Concussion Ed App||Link|
|Player Injury Report Form||Adobe PDF|
|EAP Guidelines||Adobe PDF|
|Return to Sport Communication Tool||Adobe PDF|
|Medical Assessment/Medical Clearance Letter||Adobe PDF|
|On-Field Protocol||Adobe PDF|
|Concussion Protocol||Adobe PDF|
|Keeping Quiet Can Keep You Out of the Game – An Athlete’s Story||YouTube|
|Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines (OPHEA)||Link|
Concussion Assessment Tools
Berlin Statement on Concussion in Sport
The Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport provides the most current evidence on sport concussion. There are three related tools: SCAT5 assessment tool, the Child SCAT5, and the CRT5 (Concussion Recognized Tool)