Concussion Resources

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A Concussion is a Brain Injury Fact Sheet

Provides quick facts on what a concussion is, the symptoms, and the recovery.

CDC Heads Up Rocket Blades: The Brain Safety Game

Rocket Blades is a mobile game app developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that teaches concussion safety and brain safety to children ages 6 to 8.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) vs Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

This fact sheet explains what chronic traumatic encephalopathy is (CTE) and compares it to post concussion syndrome (PCS).

Common Vision Problems & Symptoms Following a Concussion

Following a concussion, there is often an interruption in communication between the eyes and the brain. Visual problems, however, are often overlooked during initial evaluation as symptoms may not be present until days, weeks or even longer following the incident.

Concussion Basics

Concussions are often described as “mild,” but their affects can still be serious and impact an individual’s life long after the injury. This is why knowing the signs, symptoms and recovery options for a concussion is important for everyone to know.

Concussion Do’s and Don’ts: The First Few Days of Recovery

Concussion recovery is a complex process and can be influenced by individual actions. Knowing what to do and not to do in the first few days of recovery can have considerable long term benefits.

Concussion Information for Patients and Families

This Concussion Booklet was created to give you the information you need to know to get better after a concussion. It can be helpful in the first few days and during recovery.

Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Elderly

Summarizes symptoms of a concussion, special considerations for the elderly, and information on recovery.

Concussion Recognition and Response for Those with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Recognizing concussions in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities requires a different approach. Current concussion baseline and post-injury tests are unlikely to be as reliable or accurate for those with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities.

Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.

Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms

This guideline can be used by patients when speaking with healthcare providers about their care. It covers getting a diagnosis, managing symptoms in the early phase (acute) and management in the longer recovery phase (persistent symptoms).

Helping Children Recover After Concussion

This handout describes common concussion symptoms a child may experience, and tips parents/caregivers can use to help with their recovery.

How Can I Help My Child Recover after a Concussion?

Most children with a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury, feel better within a couple of weeks. It is important to remember that each concussion and each child is unique, so your child’s recovery should be customized based on his or her symptoms.

Post-Concussion Symptom Checklist

This checklist can be used to understand the extent of an individual’s post concussion symptoms.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion. In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months.

REAP The Benefits of Good Concussion Management

The REAP Project which stands for Reduce – Educate – Accommodate – Pace is a community-based model for Concussion Management. It is a model that empowers schools, families, students and medical professionals to come together — to coordinate, collaborate and to help young people achieve the safest recovery from concussion.

Recognizing & Treating Concussions in the Elderly

Provides information about recognizing concussions in the elderly, steps to take, and considerations.

Taking Care of Your Child After Their Head’s Been Hurt

There are many ways our child’s head can get hurt. Knowing the signs, symptoms, and appropriate recovery options is important for all parents to understand to keep their children safe and healthy.

Taking Care of Yourself After Your Head’s Been Hurt

A fall, a car accident, or any sort of blow or jolt to the head can cause a concussion, which is a mild brain injury. This sort of injury might affect the way you function, although the changes might not be noticed for several weeks or months after the injury.

Therapeutic Strategies for Concussion Management

This infographic provides therapeutic interventions to help support concussion management and improve recovery. Includes info on exercise therapy, manual therapy, diet and nutrition, and more.

Understanding Concussion: A Comic

This comic strip explains what a concussion looks like, how it affects the brain, the recovery process, and returning to school/play. It also includes a symptom checklist at the bottom.