The Toronto Centre for Sports Medicine is a leading provider of sports medicine and rehabilitation services including
physiotherapy, aquatic therapy, custom orthotics and custom made braces. We are centrally located at Yonge and Eglinton
5 Broadway Ave. Suite 105, Toronto On. M4P
1T7 Phone: 416.4801460 Fax: 416.4800074
Midtown Yonge and Eglinton
Useful Sports Medicine Information and Links for Doctors
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.
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 provides the latest 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.