Best practices are recommendations that may evolve based on ongoing key expert experience, judgment, perspective and continued research. Since continued research is an important aspect of best practice, we want to share new, clinically relevant research with other health professionals. We remind clinicians that continued research alone can’t complete a sophisticated synthesis of patient preferences, expectations, and previous treatment history.
Concussion Internet Resources and Information
Heads Up Concussion Action Plan – Use this helpful tool to identify the signs and symptoms of concussions and understand the steps you should taks if you suspect your athlete has a concussion.
If you suspect a concussion, read over the Concussion Danger Signs on page 2 of the Heads Up Concussion Parent Athlete Information Sheet. This is a helpful resource for parents and athletes on what to do if you suspect a concussion.
Click here for a list of Ottawa-area physicians with specific training in concussion management. If you are a physician with concussion management expertise, and would like to be on our list, please let us know.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up Concussion Program Concussion information and resources from Dr Kristian Goulet – ActiveCare Medical, Kanata, Ontario.
Informed by experts in youth concussion from the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Concussion Centre, the Concussion Handbook is designed to help with your concussion management and recovery. Further information can be found on their Concussion Education site.
Dr James Kelly, MD is the director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence. As a neurologist, he is one of America’s top experts on treating concussions. Watch his video where he talks about areas of the brain affected by concussion.
As a parent, one of the joys you have is watching your child participate in an activity that they enjoy. While the chance of your child getting a concussion from participating in sports is low, it is important for all parents to learn more about it. Click here to access a comprehensive listing of resources compiled by Kinetic Sports Medicine for parents to help understand what to look for in your child to indicate that they may have a concussion.
Exercise is Medicine Resources
The following articles include more detailed information to help educate and assist our clients.
- Canadian 24 hour movement guidelines for Children and Youth (download)
- Build Your Best Day – Kids imagine and create a fun, healthy day
- Improving Musculoskeletal Health and Fitness Outcomes (download)
- Golf Dynamic Warm-up (download)
- Building Athlete Performance Improvement Teams (download)
- Building a Golf Specific Performance Improvement Team – Fitness and Medical Professionals (download)
- Efficient Running Form (download)
- Functional Movement Screen Overview (download)