Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines

Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury has been receiving warranted attention over the past 2 years, after years of the impact of concussion being minimized. It is now clear that there is nothing "mild" about concussion/mTBI, and children are not immune to the potential for longer-term consequences and persistent symptoms. Through collaboration with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) Pediatric Guidelines for Concussion/mTBI and Persistent Symptoms have been developed and will facilitate bridging the research-to-practice gap and raise the overall standard of care for children with concussion. These guidelines will assist clinicians to properly diagnose concussion, optimize treatment and provide families with realistic and appropriate anticipatory guidance with the aim of avoiding a potentially more serious second concussion and reducing the frequency and severity of persistent symptoms.

Published Guidelines

Research Team:

  • Michelle Keightley, OT, PhD
  • Martin Osmond, MD