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CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

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CONTACT INFO

THORNHILL


905-695-1212

info@thornhillrcc.com

RICHMOND HILL


Richmond Hill 905-597-3886

inforh@thornhillrcc.com

Why should I come to TRCC for concussion management?

We provide comprehensive baseline testing which includes cognitive testing, interview with therapist and neck musculoskeletal assessment

Our post concussion therapy monitors not only the neurological symptoms (i.e. headaches, dizziness) but the musculoskeletal symptoms as well (i.e. whiplash muscle tightness in neck).

We will work with your family physician, school, coach, workplace to ensure that your return to work/learn as well as your return to play are handled safely.

Our Return to Learn management is compliant with the new, York Region District School Board’s Return to Learn protocols.

Sport specific experience to ensure the best possible Return to Play management


WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A CONCUSSION?


MONITOR

Monitor yourself or your child for signs and symptoms which would denote the need for a hospital visit. These can be found on the attached CATA reference card under the “management” section.


CALL TRCC

Call TRCC and book an appointment with the Athletic Therapist. It is best to book an appointment as soon as possible.


APPOINTMENT WILL INCLUDE

A thorough concussion evaluation in addition to any associated musculoskeletal injuries
A discussion of BOTH Return to Learn/Work and Return to Play protocols
Time for all questions or concerns you may have


DETECT

If a concussion is detected you will be asked to book an appointment with your family physician for medical diagnosis. You will be given a letter detailing our findings to give to the physician.


TREATMENT

You will be given an at home protocol to follow in order to best care for and manage the concussion symptoms. We will also treat the associated musculoskeletal injuries. This two part approach to care will ensure the best chance for a timely and safe recovery.

RETURN TO PLAY

Upon full completion of the Return to Learn/Work and stage 4 of the Return to Play protocols, you will:
Come to TRCC for a thorough return to play evaluation
Make a follow up appointment with your family physician
Along with your Athletic Therapist and physician, make a return to play plan/decision

LONG TERM SYMPTOM CARE

If signs and symptoms persist beyond a 2 week period, you will be entered into the second phase of our concussion management protocol. In this phase you will see one or more of our clinical practitioners for treatment based on the specific symptoms you or your child are experiencing. Every concussion is different. That is why we tailor our care specifically to you and your symptoms in order to ensure the best possible outcome. If symptoms continue to persist following additional care within our facility we will refer externally to the appropriate practitioner.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • What should I do if I think I have a concussion?
  • I think my child may have a concussion. Can we be assessed even if we don’t have a baseline with your clinic?
  • Do I need to see the doctor before coming in for an assessment or can we do that after?
  • What is baseline concussion testing and why is it important?
  • What is ImPACT concussion testing?
  • When is it safe for me to return to work/school/sports following a concussion?
What should I do if I think I have a concussion?

1. Monitor yourself or your child for symptoms that would denote the need for a hospital visit. (This is not a comprehensive list of all possibly dangerous symptoms and anything that worries you as a parent, friend or patient should get checked by a properly trained medical professional immediately.) Someone who has sustained a concussion should not be left alone until they have been seen by a qualified medical professional.

  • A headache that gets worse
  • Extreme drowsiness and someone who can’t be awakened
  • Cannot recognize people or places
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Behave unusually or seem confused; are very irritable
  • Have seizures
  • Have weak or numb arms or legs
  • Are unsteady on your feet; have slurred speech

2. If no symptoms denoting an emergency room visit are present then call TRCC and book an appointment with the Athletic Therapist. This should be done as soon as possible. If you have any questions the staff at TRCC will be happy to answer them or you will be directed to the Athletic Therapist if more information is needed.

The best concussion care involves early recognition and proper management of symptoms. We are happy to do anything we can to make this an easy process for you and your family.

I think my child may have a concussion. Can we be assessed even if we don’t have a baseline with your clinic?

YES! We will assess your concussion as it presents when you come in. We will monitor your neurological symptoms and treat your associated musculoskeletal injuries to ensure the quickest and safest recovery possible.

Do I need to see the doctor before coming in for an assessment or can we do that after?

NO, you do not need to see a physician before having an assessment at TRCC. Getting assessed as soon as possible following a concussive event, by qualified health professional, is extremely important so please call as soon as the injury happens to ensure the earliest possible assessment time.

What is baseline concussion testing and why is it important?

Baseline testing measures the areas of the brain which may be affected by a concussion. Testing allows us to measure your own pre-injury scores against your own post-injury scores. This information is most useful for monitoring safe and effective return to learn/work and return to play.

What is ImPACT concussion testing?

ImPACT baseline testing is a scientifically validated computerized testing program used to gather pre-injury neurocognitive data. The data is used as part of a thorough return to learn/return to play management protocol to ensure the safe and effective concussion management.

When is it safe for me to return to work/school/sports following a concussion?

Every patient is different within that every concussion can be different. We will safely return you back to work/school and sports only when you are truly ready to do so. We use a stage by stage progression to safely return people to work/school first. Once a patient is able complete his/her full pre-injury cognitive tasks we then take that patient through the standardized six stage return to sport guidelines. Throughout this process we are monitoring for symptom return as well as readiness to progress.



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