Concussions are considered the "invisible" injury, since they do not show up on medical imaging tests such as x-rays or CT scans. But they are also considered "invisible" because their effects are often misunderstood. The following resources are designed to help physicians, coaches, parents, and athletes understand and navigate the sometimes difficult process of recovery from concussions.
What is a Concussion?
Concussion is a brain injury. Any blow to the head, face, neck or to the body that causes a sudden shaking or jarring of the brain inside the skull may cause a concussion. A concussion can result from any number of activities including a collision of heads in soccer, receiving a check in hockey, falling from a jungle gym, bring in a motor vehicle collision or slipping on an icy sidewalk. You do not need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
- International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport
- Parachute - Concussion
- Parachute - Resources Page
- Parachute - Statement on Concussion Baseline Testing in Canada
Click on the links below to download the forms:
Concussion Assessment Tools:
Berlin Statement on Concussion in Sport:
The Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport provides the most current evidence on sport concussion. There are three related tools: SCAT5 assessment tool, the Child SCAT5, and the CRT5 (Concussion Recognition Tool).
Other Concussion Resources: