Brain Injury information, education and support

Concussion Resources for Professionals

Ontario Brain Injury Association

Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence and ConcussionSigns of domestic abuse or intimate partner violence (IPV) are often pictured as bruises, broken bones or black eyes. The concurrent invisible injury such as brain trauma in women is often unnoticed. A study of women who sustained domestic violence found that:

OBIA is actively involved in raising awareness of the connection between domestic violence and concussion throughout Ontario. If your organization is interested in finding out more about how OBIA can educate and support your front line workers in recognizing symptoms of a brain injury, please contact us at 1-800-263-5404.


St. Joseph’s Health Care London:

Assessment Tools and ResearchSt. Joseph’s has created a page including assessment tools and research on concussions from Parkwood Institute along with resources for treating adults and children.

 


Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF):

Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms (3rd Edition, for adults over 18 year of age)

These guidelines were developed by leading experts and researchers in the field of concussion from across Ontario. These guidelines are intended to provide evidence-based information for health care professionals in diagnosing and managing concussion. The guidelines are also available in an easy to navigate patient version.

 


Research:

5P Study – Predicting Persistent Post-Concussive Problems in PediatricsThis research was led at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and includes more than 3,000 children as participants. This study revealed a number of findings with the purpose of being “more efficient in arranging follow-up.” Roger Zemek, lead researcher

Additional Concussion Resources

We understand that people with concussions are trying to find out as much information as possible during their recovery, therefore, we have compiled some evidence-based resources/links. (See below)

For Kids  For Adults

Disclaimer:
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and in no way should replace the advice given by a doctor.  If you suspect that you or someone you know has sustained a concussion, seek immediate medical attention.