Date: June 27, 2017

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This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:17 PM

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.

Concussion Topics

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