Having a concussion and symptoms can make it difficult for you to go back to being physically active. It is critical that you are able to successfully return to school and social activities before returning to physical activity or sport.
Gradual return to sport and activity guidelines:
Return to play guidelines
Returning to normal activities, including sport participation, is a step-wise process that requires patience, attention, and caution. Source: Parachute Canada.
Concussion guidelines for coaches and trainers
These guidelines have been written for coaches and trainers to help them recognize concussion in an athlete, what to do if an athlete gets a concussion during the game or practice, outlines how concussions are treated, and gives guidance on when an athlete with concussion can return to sport. Source: Parachute Canada
Comprehensive recommendations for sports groups
Complete guidelines for diagnosing and managing pediatric concussion
Complete guidelines for diagnosing and managing pediatric concussion recommendations for schools and/or community sports organizations or centres. Source: Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation & CHEO
Sport specific guidelines:
2016-2017 GTHL Concussion Policy
Made in collaboration with the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre
Sport specific return to activity guidelines
Hockey, soccer, football, basketball, rugby & general. Source: Montreal Children's Hospital.