Concussion Management Information
BC HOCKEY / HOCKEY CANADA CONCUSSION POLICY & PROCESS
Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association is committed to protecting the health and safety of our athletes. Although we strive to prevent concussions, the reality is that they are part of the game. As a result, we have partnered with Strive Health and Performance (located in Coquitlam) and Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI, a Canadian-based, international research and concussion care organization). From initial pre-season baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, CCMI practitioners are trained to provide standardized healthcare solutions to effectively manage concussions, and ensure that athletes safely Return to Learn, Work, and Play.
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A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes biochemical imbalances within brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, balance problems, and others. This includes "having your bell rung". Please watch the video below for more information about concussions