Concussion Treatment in Manitoba

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Concussion

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.

Sport Manitoba is committed to increasing education and awareness that will assist in gaining the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of athletes. Sport Manitoba is working with Provincial Sport Organizations to establish protocols and consistent information.  We all need to work together to ensure a safe sport environment.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans or MRIs. Any blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that jars the head, could cause a concussion.
 
 

Concussion Education Sheet

What is a concussion, what causes a concussion, what are the signs of symptoms, what should I do if I suspect a concussion and how long will recovery take...all these questions and more are answered in our Pre-Season Handout.  Please read and share this Concussion Education Sheet.

Concussion Baseline Testing Recommendations

This document can be used as a guide for concussion baseline testing among young athletes (18 and under) in Manitoba. Relevant to athletes, parents, coaches, trainers and other sport stakeholders. Download and save the Sport Manitoba Baseline Testing Document

Medical Assessment Letter

This document can be used by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner to confirm an athlete's concussion diagnosis. Please have available to take to medical appointments....download and save the Medical Assessment Letter.

Return to Play Guidelines

A concussion is a serious event, but you can recover fully from such an injury if the brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate. Returning to normal activities, including sport participation, is a step-wise process that requires patience, attention, and caution. Please download and save our Return to Play Guidelines

Medical Clearance Letter

Athletes who are diagnosed with a concussion should be managed according to the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport including the Return-to-School and Return-to-Sport Strategies. No athlete that has been diagnosed and is being treated for a concussion can be “returned to play” without presenting this Medical Clearance Letter.

Learn More

Concussion - Frequently Asked Questions

Concussion Resources for Parents...click here for more - coming soon

Concussion Resources for Coaches...click here for more
 

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