Date: December 17, 2017

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This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, July 31, 2017 10:36 AM

Concussion Awareness

A concussion is a brain injury that alters the way your brain works.
Usually the effects are temporary but can include:

  • headaches
  • problems with concentration
  • memory
  • balance and coordination

Concussions can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time.

Usually concussions are caused by a blow to the head but can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. Children and youth have a higher risk from the harmful effects of a concussion.

Concussions are an "invisible" injury and that is why some people have concussions and don't realize it. Concussion injuries needs time and rest to heal properly. Most are mild, and people usually recover fully.

If you suspect someone has a concussion, seek medical help.

Get the AppConcussion Ed is designed to give Canadians free access to critical concussion resources. This free mobile app was primarily developed for youth, parents and educators, but covers concussions throughout different scenarios for a wide audience.

Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport

The comprehensive Canadian Guideline aims to ensure:

  • Sport participants with suspected concussions receive timely and appropriate care.
  • Proper management to allow them to return safely to their sport to continue training, competing, and enjoying a full, active life.

Concussion Topics

Children and Youth
Concussion Education
Concussion in Sports and Recreation
Concussions in the Workplace
Older Adults
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