Online Resources for Concussion Information
Centers for Disease Control
Information for parents, coaches and healthcare providers, including videos for the "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" initiative. For Providers: This video satisfies educational requirements that qualify providers to issue clearance for physical activity, as per Massachusetts State Law and is worth viewing.
Youth Sports Concussion Safety Center
Website with important information, including latest findings in concussion research.
Massachusetts Concussion Law
Information on the Commonwealth's Concussion Law and sports related concussion injury.
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)
Numerous informational links, including Massachusetts concussion laws and regulations.
Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center
A national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and burn injury. Funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Informative fact sheets on brain injury and especially for concussion patients, see sheets on Alcohol, Balance, Cognitive Problems, Depression, Driving, Emotional Problems, Fatigue, Headaches, Return to School, and Sleep.
Especially good information for coaches, trainers, athletic directors and rehabilitation specialists - Sport-specific exercises for Return-To-Play on pages 18 through 32.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Concussion Program
A major center for concussion care and research
University of Buffalo Concussion Clinic
Original research into physiologic post-concussion syndrome and exertional rehabilitation (Buffalo Treadmill Test).
Baystate Medical Center Sports Concussion Clinic
A collaborative partner in the care of concussion patients in Western Massachusetts.