Active Health is proud to be Konkussion’s certified clinic in Markham for concussion treatment and management. In the event of a head injury, the KONKUSSION team of Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, and Allied Health Practitioners will provide clinical management, diet and supplement regimes, as well as cutting edge treatments to bring you or your child back to activity, school, work or play as safely and quickly as possible.
Clinical appointments with our head injury specialists will be arranged within 24 to 48 hours of a parent or athlete contacting our Athletes Services Line. A return to play letter will be provided upon resolution of the concussion. For more information about the Konkussion program you can contact Active Health Centre or visit www.Konkussion.com.
What is KONKUSSION?
KONKUSSION is a team led by neurosurgeons and neurologists providing athletes with mobile on-site comprehensive baseline testing and subsequent 24/7/365 complete concussion care and safe return to play.
How does KONKUSSION work?
All athletes undergo an annual Baseline test administered by our healthcare professionals. Upon completing the baseline test, each athlete, parent or guardian receives a membership card and 1-800 to call in the event of a head injury.
KONKUSSION clinical care is accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days/year. Members receive a phone call back within 60 minutes from a healthcare professional to facilitate a detailed pre-screen of the athlete’s condition.
If necessary, KONKUSSION athletes are scheduled to see a specialist (Neurosurgeon or Neurologist) within 24 to 48 hours, anywhere in Ontario.
In the event of a concussion, the diagnosis is confirmed by comparing the post-injury measurements to the athlete’s baseline levels.
A graduated return to activity, return to play protocol is followed under the expertise of our clinical team with multidisciplinary head injury treatment, diet, supplement and lifestyle regimes to expedite recovery.
The ultimate decision on clearance to return safely to play is made by a Neurosurgeon or Neurologist in consultation with our entire healthcare team.
Why become a member of KONKUSSION?
Concussions require immediate care.
Parents and athletes concerned about a possible concussion have immediate access to our clinical team and will be scheduled to see a Neurosurgeon or Neurologist within 24 to 48 hours, anywhere in Ontario.
Is KONKUSSION’s baseline testing different from others?
Firstly, our neurocognitive test is administered by a healthcare professional at the beginning of each sport season.
Secondly, our baseline testing incorporates features of previously validated tests and further dimensions of cognition, including visual memory, balance, reaction time and working memory.
Thirdly, our rigorous fitness assessment simulates playing conditions.
Finally, each concussed athlete undergoes a comprehensive review by our team of Neurosurgeons and Neurologists.
All of the above enables KONKUSSION to make return to play decisions with a higher level of efficiency, precision and safety.
Is Baseline testing only for athletes above they age of 10?
No. KONKUSSION has modified its baseline test for younger athletes and continues to follow their sporting career.
What happens when an athlete returns to play too soon after sustaining a concussion?
The athlete will become more susceptible to a second concussion, post concussive syndrome and irreversible brain damage
Short-term consequences may include impaired school performance, debilitating headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. Long-term effects may include depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and suicide.!
Will KONKUSSION delay a player’s Return To Play?
No, quite the opposite. Due to immediate access to care with KONKUSSION baseline testing, athletes will return to play as soon as safely possible.!
Why do my kids need to register with KONKUSSION each year?
Given the developing brain, it is important to establish an up to date baseline test.