ConcussionsOntario.org is sponsored and led by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF). We work with many experts and partners, aiming to improve concussion care in Ontario.
Concussion (also sometimes called mild traumatic brain injury) is the most common form of traumatic brain injury. A new study initiated by ONF (not yet published), found that there were 148,710 concussions diagnosed in Ontario in 2013. Most people will recover whether it takes one or several weeks, however 15-20% of people who sustain a concussion have longer, potentially difficult and prolonged symptoms that interfere with their functioning and daily lives.
This site is designed to provide information on the work we do in collaboration with our partners — using research to drive practice and policy. Whether you are a medical professional, service provider, patient, family member, or decision-maker, this site provides credible information on the state of concussion care in Ontario, as well as evidence-based management tools and resources.
Standards for High Quality Post-Concussion Services and Concussion Clinics
A person treating patients for concussion symptoms should be a regulated health care professional, licensed by a regulatory body under the regulated health professions act.
Concussion clinics should provide patients with comprehensive post-concussion care, including the following core functions and services: (1) diagnosis and medical treatment decisions; (2) physical treatment; (3) cognitive, function, and emotional support; (4) coordination of care; and, (5) education.