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:
NEW: The Ottawa Sport Council, in partnership with Parachute Canada and the Sport Information Resource Centre, developed this concussion education resource for community sport organizations to provide associations, coaches, officials, volunteers, and participants with the information required to recognize the signs of a concussion, and follow the return to play protocol.
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.
The Brain Care Center offers information sessions on the effects of brain injury on individuals, families, and the community that are absolutely free. Click here to access the Concussion Webinar Series.
The Sport Information Resource Centre has an extensive list of resources and links about concussion awareness and management. You can subscribe to their free Concussion Newsletter here.
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 Coaching Association of Canada offers the Making Head Way Concussion eLearning Series. Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, these NCCP Professional Development modules will make you concussion smart!
Parachute Canada's concussion app, available in the Apple App Store as well as Google Play for Android devices. Concussion Ed is also available via a web-based version for Blackberry and Windows users.
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.