Concussion Awareness Training Tool
Centre for Disease Control Heads Up
McGill Montreal Childrens Hospital Concussion KIT
Video – Concussion 101 Primer for parents and children
NS Sleep Well
Resources For Healthcare Professionals
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Solving the Concussion Crisis
ACE Physician Clinician Office Version
Online Course On Concussion Management For Healthcare Professionals
Parachute Canada Concussion Guidelines For Physicians
Consensus Statement On Concussion In Sport: The 4th International Conference On Concussion In Sport Held In Zurich November 2012
Library of Concussion resources
Resources For Coaches, Athletes And Teachers
Online Course For Coaches And Athletes
Athletes Concussion Guidelines
Coaches Concussion Guidelines
Return to Cognitive and Physical Exertion Protocols – English
Return to Cognitive and Physical Exertion Protocols – French
CATT Online course for Teachers
Where To Go For Help
This page lists services available within Nova Scotia for patients with concussion. Listing on this page does not constitute an endorsement by Concussion Nova Scotia.
Referral from family doctor or Emergency Department required
For Persistent Symptoms
Day Program And Outreach NS Rehab
Pain Clinic Self-Management Sessions
Other Community Resources
If you are experiencing persistent symptoms related to your concussion, that interfere with your recovery, you may also wish to consider the following allied health professionals.
Please contact the Occupational Therapy Department of your local hospital if you are out of the Capital Health area district.
Some, but not all optometrists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists have experience with assessment and treatment of visual disturbance following concussion, and not all physiotherapists have experience treating dizziness following concussion. To find a clinician with concussion experience, you may wish to ask the following questions:
- What kind of experience do you have in helping people/children with concussion with these specific problems?
- What kind of assessment and treatment services do you provide to people with concussion?
- How long/how many sessions are usually required?
- What is the fee for your services and is it covered through MSI or private health insurance?
Most of these professionals have provincial organization websites (see above links) where you can obtain a directory for your area. Some professional websites provide a searchable database where you can look for clinicians with specialization in brain injury/sports medicine. Some of these professionals practice independently, whereas others practice within multidisciplinary rehabilitation services.
Many of these rehabilitation services are not covered through MSI. You may have some coverage through various insurance policies to assist with treatment, including private health insurance, sports insurance through your sports team, and/or auto insurance if you were involved in a crash