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Concussion / Mild TBI

Concussion Café

Take part from anywhere in Nova Scotia! All you need is an internet connection!

Concussion Café may look a little different in the world of social distancing, but we can still connect with each other! Join us online for our Zoom gatherings.

This peer-lead support and discussion group is for concussion survivors at any stage of their concussion – all are welcome!

Connect with others going through similar experiences – share stories, solutions, challenges, and successes on your recovery journey.

Concussion Café

Take part from anywhere in Nova Scotia! All you need is an internet connection!

Concussion Café may look a little different in the world of social distancing, but we can still connect with each other! Join us online for our Zoom gatherings.

This peer-lead support and discussion group is for concussion survivors at any stage of their concussion – all are welcome!

Connect with others going through similar experiences – share stories, solutions, challenges, and successes on your recovery journey.

  • What is a concussion? What symptoms should I look for?

  • What are the guidelines and steps required to treat a concussion?

  • What are some tips to prevent concussions & other brain injuries?

  • Where can patients, families, or professionals learn more?

Through a partnership with Concussion Nova Scotia, a group of healthcare professionals working to develop, adapt, and implement guidelines and resources to assist individuals with concussion/mild TBI, we are happy to provide the answers to these questions and more
  • What is a concussion? What symptoms should I look for?
  • What are the guidelines and steps required to treat a concussion?
  • What are some tips to prevent concussions & other brain injuries?
  • Where can patients, families, or professionals learn more?
Through a partnership with Concussion Nova Scotia, a group of healthcare professionals working to develop, adapt, and implement guidelines and resources to assist individuals with concussion/mild TBI, we are happy to provide the answers to these questions and more

Concussion and mTBI should be recognized and diagnosed as soon as possible to improve positive health outcomes for patients.

While concussion may be recognized in the community by a non-medical professional such as a loved one, parent, teacher, or coach, a diagnosis should be made by a physician or nurse practitioner.

If you suspect the occurrence of a concussion/mTBI, visit your family physician, walk-in clinic or an emergency room as soon as possible.

Evidence-based research around diagnosis and treatment has evolved and moved away from the complete cognitive rest or “cocoon therapy.” Your doctor will prescribe the terms, but it usually involves 24-48 hours of cognitive rest and then a gradual return to activity.

Concussion and mTBI should be recognized and diagnosed as soon as possible to improve positive health outcomes for patients.

While concussion may be recognized in the community by a non-medical professional such as a loved one, parent, teacher, or coach, a diagnosis should be made by a physician or nurse practitioner.

If you suspect the occurrence of a concussion/mTBI, visit your family physician, walk-in clinic or an emergency room as soon as possible.

Evidence-based research around diagnosis and treatment has evolved and moved away from the complete cognitive rest or “cocoon therapy.” Your doctor will prescribe the terms, but it usually involves 24-48 hours of cognitive rest and then a gradual return to activity.

When Things Get Complicated

80% of concussions heal fairly quickly, but in about 20% of individuals there are more persistent, complex symptoms that can take months or years to resolve.

It can be difficult to access timely diagnosis from a physician in Nova Scotia and many allied health professionals who can help treat concussion work in the private sector, which can present a financial barrier.

How Post-Concussion Syndrome Works

how post-concussion syndrome works

When Things Get Complicated

80% of concussions heal fairly quickly, but in about 20% of individuals there are more persistent, complex symptoms that can take months or years to resolve.

It can be difficult to access timely diagnosis from a physician in Nova Scotia and many allied health professionals who can help treat concussion work in the private sector, which can present a financial barrier.

How Post-Concussion Syndrome Works

how post-concussion syndrome works

brain injury prevention tips

Concussions Ontario is sponsored and let by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF). Excellent tools here for concussion info and management.

New toolkit available to help working adults recover from concussion.

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