This website of the Concussion/mTBI Strategy, aims to improve the recognition, diagnosis, and management of concussion/mTBI in Ontario. The site is primarily intended for medical and non-medical professionals, researchers and those interested in advancing practice and policy in relation to concussion/mTBI.
GUIDELINES FOR CONCUSSION
On September 24th 2013 the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation released the updated Second Edition of the Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms.
These were developed to enable health care practitioners to effectively diagnose and manage concussion/mTBI in adults (over the age of 18).
The guidelines will help practitioners treat symptoms that persist over time.
The guidelines can be viewed or downloaded in either complete form, in clinical version, or in section modules.
NIAGARA REGION - CONCUSSION & MINOR SPORTS
Niagara Region Public Health is committed to keeping young athletes safe while playing minor sports.
There is growing concern and effort to protect young athletes against concussions.
Niagara Region Public Health provides free and ongoing support to minor sport organizations across Niagara.
Parachute Canada is a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injury and saving lives. It was created from the amalgamation of four leading Canadian injury prevention groups.
Parachute's injury prevention programming and advocacy efforts are designed to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest.
SPORT CONCUSSION ASSESSMENT TOOL
The new consensus statement on concussion in sport, along with updated new concussion resources, were publicly released March 12, 2013. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the statement is primarily for use by physicians and healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of injured athletes.
THINKFIRST | PRENSEZ D'ABOARD CANADA
ThinkFirst Prensez d'Aboard Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Celebrating over twenty years in operation, ThinkFirst has been heightening public awareness since 1992, when it was founded in Canada by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator and other concerned individuals.