Concussions

Concussions are considered the "invisible" injury, since they do not show up on medical imaging tests such as x-rays or CT scans. But they are also considered "invisible" because their effects are often misunderstood. Concussion resources include:

 

Sport Medicine Council of Alberta

The Sport Medicine Council of Alberta has a webpage devoted to concussion information and links to professional and medical websites.

 

The Sport Medicine Council is also part of the Alberta Concussion Alliance, a group of professions in Alberta who have come together to provide a set of documents for our community, which provides detail on prevention and safe recovery of all concussions. Now posted: new Concussion Recommendations and Strategy.

 

Parachute Canada has published Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care, and proper management to allow them to return to their sport.

 

The mission of the Canadian Concussion Collaborative is to create synergy between health organisations concerned with concussions to improve education about concussions, and the implementation of best practices for the prevention and management of concussions.

 

 

The Brain Care Center has designed an engaging presentation that is 45 - 120 minutes in length and absolutely free.

 

Concussion Apps:

 

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Parachute Canada's concussion app, available in the Apple App Store as well as Google Play for Android devices. Concussion Ed will be available via a web-based version for Blackberry and Windows users.

 

 

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Hockey Canada's free concussion awareness apps for smartphones and tablets available in both English and French with versions for adults and kids. Available for Blackberry, iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded free.

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