While the effects of concussion have become a mainstream topic of conversation with high profile cases of CTE in professional athletes and movies like 2015's Concussion staring Will Smith there is still a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding the identification and treatment of concussions.
According to Health Canada:
Public opinion research with parents, coaches, athletes, school staff and health professionals shows that:
This page is intended to help provide access to information and resources for Students, Athletes, Teachers, Coaches and Parents on how to recognize a possible concussion, how to seek proper treatment and best practices in returning to activity.
It is important to note that while most of the information provided will refer to sports related concussions, a concussion can occur from any incident that cause excessive, rapid movement of the brain inside the skull.