Congratulations.  You are one step closer to recovery.

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Welcome to Concussion North - we're so glad you found us.  We are an integrated and experienced team of sports injury specialists who are passionate about helping elite and everyday athletes get back to work, school and sport.  

We have a particular interest in and focus on sports and exercise-related concussions.  We provide a medically supervised Concussion Management Program and a variety of educational support for athletes, parents, coaches and teachers. 

We know how discouraging it is to be sidelined by an injury.  Your road to recovery starts here. 


NEW Statement and Fact Sheet about Baseline Testing released

A new Statement and Fact Sheet about the need for Baseline Testing in pre- and post-concussion injury care has been released by Parachute Canada.

This new information clarifies that Baseline testing is not required for post-injury concussion care of youth or adult athletes with suspected or diagnosed concussion. It also outlines that Baseline testing is not recommended for youth athletes, regardless of their level of play. 

The complete Statement and Fact Sheet can be found on the Parachute Canada website.


NEW Concussion Guidelines for Canada released

Dr. Shannon Bauman, Medical Director of Concussion North was one of fifteen concussion specialists selected by Parachute Canada and the Federal Government to develop comprehensive concussion guidelines for Canada. These guidelines have been designed to ensure youth and adults who suffer a sports-related concussion get connected to the medical care they need to ensure a safe recovery and return to school and sport.

The Canadian Guideline for Concussion in Sport is available for download HERE.

A story about the national guidelines and why they are important can be found in the Globe & Mail.

Click to download the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.

Click to download the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.


NEW Standards for Post-Concussion Care in Ontario now available

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) recently released a NEW set of standards for Post Concussion Care in Ontario.

Currently the health care system in Ontario does not have specific procedures and standards for post-concussion care. As a result, there is uncertainty regarding the needed pathway of care, the appropriate providers who should be delivering the care and how services should be organized.

The ONF's overarching vision in setting these standards in post-concussion care is to ensure people who suffer a concussion receive the right care, delivered at the right time, by the right provider, across the province.

The NEW standards for Post-Concussion Care in Ontario are available for download HERE.

Dr. Shannon Bauman, Medical Director, and Carolyn Glatt, Physiotherapist at Concussion North, were contributing members on the ONF Concussion Advisory Subcommittee.


Four Characteristics of a Good Concussion Care Clinic

The Canadian Concussion Collective recently released a reference guide designed to help people suffering with a concussion injury find a good concussion care clinic. 

Many sport medicine clinics and concussion clinics offer concussion management and treatment, but before you choose one make sure that care is being provided by licensed healthcare practitioners. You can do this be asking the key questions outlined in this document.

Concussion North proudly shares all the characteristics of a good concussion clinic. Contact us if you'd like to know more about how we treat concussion injuries.


Introducing the NEW Concussion Passport

We are pleased to announce the beta launch of our NEW Concussion Passport, which has been designed to help patients track their concussion recovery journey and for healthcare providers who want to deliver more integrated and effective concussion care. 

The Concussion Passport will be piloted in our clinic over the summer and available for purchase and use in other clinic settings in Fall 2016.

If you would like more information about the Concussion Passport, please get in touch.


Do I have to be an athlete to see an Athletic Therapist?

Image credit: Ellysia Oldmen

Image credit: Ellysia Oldmen

This week on the blog, Lauren Orser explains why you don't have to be a pro athlete to benefit from Athletic Therapy. Read more... 

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Introducing Jackie McKenzie

Dr. Shannon Bauman is pleased to welcome Jackie McKenzie to the Concussion North team. 

Jackie is a Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist who provides practical and leading edge nutrition solutions for general wellness, sports performance, weight management, eating disorders and disease prevention.

You can book an appointment with Jackie by getting in touch with the clinic.


Book an appointment

If you'd like to book an appointment with one of our athletic or physiotherapists, please call us at 1-705-503-3003.  To learn more about obtaining a referral to a Sports Medicine physician, visit our FAQs.

Integrated Concussion Care

Our Post-Concussion Treatment Program is unique because it is delivered by an integrated and holistic treatment team that is supervised by a Sports Medicine physician who has specialized training and experience in the management of sports and exercise-related concussions. Find out more.