Return to Activity

Appropriately returning to work, school, sport or other activity after concussion is an essential element in the management of post-concussive symptoms. This includes both appropriate timing, and attention to the complexity and difficulty of the activity.

Children and Youth

Concussions are most common in children and youth. The child’s health care provider (i.e., pediatrician, family doctor, or nurse practitioner) may prescribe a return to school and/or activity plan. Parents, caregivers, and school staff should all be aware of and follow the prescribed plan. To read the Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion, including information on appropriate return to school and activity for children, click here.

Adults

Return to Post-Secondary Education (College or University) Students attending college or university deal with busy schedules and feel pressure to return to their educational activities after a concussion. This can be difficult if they experience prolonged symptoms. The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation’s Guideline for Concussion and Persistent Symptoms outlines recommendations for returning to school. To read this information, click here.

Return to Work
Returning to regular activities, especially work can be a challenge. The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation’s Guideline for Concussion and Persistent Symptoms outlines recommendations for returning to school. To read this information, click here.


Resources

    • Return to Work Strategy (CATT, 2019) | [Download]
    • Return to Activity Strategy (CATT, 2019) | [Download
    • Return to School Strategy (CATT, 2019) | [Download]
    • Return to Learn Plan (CATT, 2019) | [Download]
    • Return to Sport Strategy (Parachute, 2019) | [Download]