CCMI Concussion Partnership

Peterborough Concussion Clinic is committed to protecting the health and safety of our athletes. We have partnered with Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) – a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care. From initial pre-season baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, CCMI practitioners collaborate with primary care physicians to co-manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely return to learn, work and play.

What is a concussion?


A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes a
biochemical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary
energy deficits within the brain. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, or balance problems, among others.


To further understand what a concussion is, watch this video for an in-depth whiteboard
demonstration from Dr. Cameron Marshall (@concussion_doc)!

Concussion treatment


Through CCMI’s clinics and concussion-trained healthcare practitioners, we offer treatment
services and strategies including: 
 Exertional testing for return-to-sport readiness and sub-symptom threshold exercise
programs for persistent symptoms
 vestibular, oculomotor, and cervical spine rehabilitation
 balance, reaction time, visual processing, and neurocognitive testing (pre-season baseline
and/or post-injury/return to sport testing)
 Educational resources
During the early stage following injury, a period of relative symptom limited physical and cognitive
rest is recommended. Research suggests 24 to 48 hours, however, these decisions are made on a
case-by-case basis.
Following a short period of rest, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport
(2016) recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity by a licensed healthcare
practitioner trained in concussion management.

Pre-season Testing

 

Multimodal pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion. It’s important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. CCMI has selected the best evidence-based tools available to provide you with comprehensive, multimodal, proven baseline-testing.

 

As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions. Peterborough Concussion Clinic encourages pre-season testing. Contact us today to determine if pre-season testing is right for you and your organization. 

CCMI Concussion Tracker Smartphone Application


The CCMI Concussion Tracker smartphone app supports safer return-to-sport decisions for young athletes. The app captures and shares an athletes’ concussion status in real time.
 

Where a concussion hits, Concussion Tracker enables an athlete’s stakeholders to:
 Report and track concussion
 Conduct sideline assessments
 Ensure seamless communication
 Record athlete’s recovery status and timeline
 Scan and share medical documents
 Track daily symptoms for recovery progress
 Store and view pre-season concussion test results
Download the Concussion Tracker app for free today on the App Store and Google Play!

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CCMI Free Educational Resources


When a concussion hits, the more knowledge the better. CCMI’s free educational resources will help to increase your concussion management awareness.

 

Contact us at Peterborough Concussion Clinic today to download
the following for free:
 Concussion Handbook
 Concussion Code of Conduct
 Implementation Guide
 Concussion Policy
 Assessment & Clearance Letters
 Concussion Tracker App – Getting Started Guide

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