Concussion Information (Richmond Hill Ringette)

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Concussion Resource Centre

What Are Concussions?

Concussions are brain injuries caused by the brain moving inside of the skull. The movement causes damage that changes how brain cells function, leading to symptoms that can be physical (headaches, dizziness), cognitive (problems remembering or concentrating), or emotional (feeling depressed). A concussion can result from any impact to the head, face or neck or a blow to the body which causes a sudden jolting of the head.

Concussion Recognition Tools

  • CRT5- Concussion Recognition Tool to help identify potential concussions
  • Parachute Canada App – find in Playstore or Apple Store “Concussion Ed” by Parachute Canada
  • Parachute is an organization dedicated to preventing injuries and has a Guideline on Concussion in Youth Sport document. (Current document on Concussion in Youth Sport  July 2017 ).

Reporting Injuries and Concussions

Both Injury and Concussion forms are now directed to the ORA and are significantly easier to submit.

  • ORA injury report - ( M-F-13 ) Required to be filled out and submitted within 7 days of an injury. This report is to help track all injuries and required if a future insurance claim might need to be submitted.
  • ORA Online Concussion Report Form - online submission form to specifically track concussion data. We ask that all concussions be reported to this separate link so we can properly track concussions in our region.

Training for Coaches

Return to Sport Guidelines

For Return to Sport Guidelines please ask your doctor. For additional guidance, RHRA recommends the following:

With the passing of Rowans Law, the ground work has been laid on moving forward with How to Deal with Concussions. RHRA has had a strong history and relationship with the Honsberger Physio+ and their Baseline Testing services. Rowan's Law has however highlighted that Baseline Testing is "no longer" required. Thus RHRA will no longer pay for Baseline Testing at the Honsberger.

RHRA endorses the Honsberger Physio+ as a facility to rely on for injury prevention & recovery.

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