CONCUSSION RECOVERY services coming soon!! CONCUSSION RECOVERY trials take place June through August 2018.
CONCUSSION RECOVERY SERVICES
Serving youth ages 5 - 25
Option 1 - SAFE START
Children and youth with concussion are usually released from the hospital after a few hours of observation in the ER. In the minutes to days after a concussion, brain cells are in a vulnerable state. The individual's behaviour should continue to be monitored closely for the first few days for signs of a more serious brain injury.
Our concussion specialists provide the one-on-one guidance, information, tools, and reassurance families need to get through the FIRST FIVE DAYS, all from the convenience of home.
Here's what you receive with SAFE START:
Option 2 - CONCUSSION RECOVERY
Prevention of a second injury during recovery is important because having a concussion increases the risk of a second concussion by five times. A second concussion, soon after the first, also increases the risk of dangerous brain swelling.
Specialized care of children and youth with concussion helps the return to activities at home, school, and play happen more quickly and safely. You can rest assured, knowing that concussion specialists are monitoring your child's progress daily, from DAY 1 to MAXIMUM RECOVERY.
Here's what you receive with CONCUSSION RECOVERY:
NOTE: Most youth will recover from a concussion within 3 - 4 weeks of sustaining their injury. On occasion, some youth may experience persistent, post-concussive symptoms. Should this be the case, our concussion physician will review the patient's file and make the appropriate referrals back to support within the medical system.
by the Numbers
Zachary Lystedt’s Story - Watch Zach’s story and you will never think about youth concussion the same way again. Compelling, real-life evidence as to why concussion education and youth concussion recovery programs that help prevent second concussions are essential.
Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions - An informative article and video (scroll down) for parents/caregivers of children who play sports.
Concussion Management - A quick review of concussions - what they are, and what to do.
P.A.C.E. Concussion - P.A.C.E. Concussion is an interactive tool (an app) to help parents and children recognize concussion, and guide them through the healing process.
Parachute - This collection of links contains guidelines for parents/caregivers, coaches, trainers, athletes, and teachers interested in learning more about the prevention, recognition, and management of concussion.
StopConcussions - Tips for helping your child recover from concussion.
Concussion: Managing Your Child's Return to Everyday Activities - An informative article giving tips to parents/caregivers from the first night of sleep to when your teen can drive again.
What Can You Do to Support Your Child's Recovery? - Will your child have a permanent disability because of his/her concussion? This article answers that question and gives suggestions for how to talk to your child and other important people in his/her life about the concussion.
Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) - Three toolkits for: 1) Medical Professionals; (2) Parents, Players, and Coaches; and (3) School Professionals, providing training in the recognition, treatment and management of concussion.
Concussion Facts for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Teens - This fact sheet is for parents of children and teens who have recently had a concussion. It will tell you what to expect over the next days and weeks and offer some suggestions for helping your child through the recovery period.
Concussion Facts for Children and Teens - This fact sheet is for kids who have questions about concussions. It tells you what to expect and shares some helpful hints for getting better.
Concussion Facts for School Professionals - This fact sheet is for educators of a child or teenager who has recently had a concussion. It tells you what to expect in the first days and weeks after the concussion and offers suggestions for helping your student through the recovery process.
The 7R's of Concussion Management - Outlines the injury management process for concussion: before a concussion occurs, when a concussion is suspected, and once a concussion is diagnosed.
Reconsidering Return-to-Play Times: A Broader Perspective on Concussion Recovery - The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess probable recovery time for collegiate patients to return to play after concussion, especially for understudied populations, such as female and nonelite athletes.