Concussion Treatment in Manitoba

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Concussion

Sports are a great way for children and youth to get exercise, make friends, and learn important life lessons. However, 40% of head injuries in children aged 10 to 14 occur during sport. Concussion is an invisible brain injury that cannot be seen by an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan. Coaches, teachers, parents, teammates and medical professionals cannot diagnose concussed players just by looking at them.

Coaches, trainers and athletes may be focused on the score or the play, but having concussion prevention and recognition training is just as essential as winning the game. This collection has been designed to inform the sports community about the key issues related to concussion, whether it is on the field, ice or court.

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 syptoms, 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. 

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.

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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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