Useful Sports Medicine Information and Links for Doctors
Patient referral information
click here to download a patient referral form
To order more referral forms please call us at 416 480 1460, or fax a request to 416 480 0074
stopsportsinjuries.org is a great website to consult with respect to information
on preventing sports injuries. There are very useful resources available for physicians and patients available on the site.
We often refer patients to this site to gain a better understanding of their injuries and their treatment.
Stop Sports Injuries website
Useful head injury resources
The science and practical management of head injury in sports in
continuously evolving. There is ample evidence indicating potentially significant and permanent deficits in athletes
with minor head injuries especially if allowed to go back too early. The links below will provide the physician with useful
information on how to recognize and assess a head injury or sport concussion, when to send a player back to activity as well
as general information regarding head injury.
The Third International Conference
on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in 2008 provided an international consensus on concussion in sport. At the end
of the article you will find the SCAT 2 assessment tool for field use and for more detailed assessment (Standardized
concussion assessment tool). Links to both these tools are provided below. These can be printed and kept handy
in your office for assessment of athletes with a history of concussion.
You may also
find valuable information on head injury and concussion in sport by visiting the stopsportsinjury website.
In September 2013 OPHEA (Ontario Physical Education
Safety Association) devleoped a strategy and regulations for dealing with concussion in students involved in sports in
Ontario. The new regulations and forms which must be completed prior to being allowed to return to classes or physical
activities can be accessed at:
OPHEA concussion documentation and required forms for participation in physical activity and return to classes
SCAT 2 pocket assessment tool
SCAT 2 full assessment tool
Head injury booklet for physicians from the CDC
Download Third International Conference Guidelines on Sport Related Concussion Zurich 2008
Stress and breathing resources
Download article on stress and breathing
Download computerized breathing coach