Multi-Media Podcast Premiere
OBIA has partnered with Headsup Concussion Advocacy Network and the former Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation to develop a multi-media series titled Sharing Experiences with Concussion/TBI. The goal is to provide more context and understanding to the many different experiences following Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
This series has seven episodes that will be released throughout June as part of Brain Injury Awareness Month. The episodes are led by a leading expert in the field and consist of a group of individuals who have sustained brain injuries discussing their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
Each episode looks at different aspects of the recovery process. The premier episode launches on Tuesday, June 7 and can be found on OBIA’s YouTube Channel. New episodes will be released Tuesday’s and Thursday’s throughout the month of June.
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Concussion Resources for Adults
Concussions can happen in many different ways. They are not just specific to sports. Recovery from a concussion varies from person-to-person. The resources listed below can offer information and support to people in all stages of recovery.
Concussion Resources for Children
Children can respond to concussions differently than adults. This page helps to provide different information for kids, parents, coaches and professionals about children’s concussions.
Unmasking Brain Injury
Concussion is a brain injury which can be caused by a sudden acceleration of the head and neck resulting from a blow or contact to the body. You do not need to lose consciousness to have sustained a concussion.
Brain Injury Information
After sustaining an ABI, many different symptoms or changes may be observed. While every ABI is unique, combinations of the following symptoms or changes are common.
There is hope, there is help! Whether you have sustained a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion), moderate to severe brain injury, you are not alone, we are here to help!
Concussion – More Than a Bump on the Head
“I got my bell rung, I saw stars or I simply got a bump on the head” is what athletes would say after taking a hard hit or sustaining a blow to the head. More times than not the athlete returned to play without a second thought, without knowing that there could be serious life-long debilitating effects.