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.
Standards for High Quality Post-Concussion Services and Concussion Clinics
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.