PATIENT CARE IN CALGARY
ACUTE SPORT CONCUSSION CLINIC(ASCC)
This service is for teens and adults who have sustained a concussion participating in a sporting activity within the last four weeks. To qualify for this program, you must not have a history of a motor vehicle accident, and the injury cannot have occurred at work or be a WCB claim.
Location: Sports Medicine Center, University of Calgary
Telephone: (403) 220-8946
ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH
Your child may have elevated anxiety after injury but this usually resolves, especially as they re-integrate into school and more typical activities. Mood disorders persisting for 3 months should be evaluated as any other mood disorder. Those reporting 6 months after injury may have a new onset of disorder (i.e., anxiety disorder). If your child/adolescent is currently seeing a specialist/healthcare provider for mood and anxiety related symptoms pre-injury, we encourage a follow-up visit with them to keep communication lines open and obtain advice.
Telephone: (403) 943-1500
CALGARY BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM
The Calgary Brain Injury Program (Brain Injury Clinic & Concussion Clinic) offers services for mild to moderate to severe brain injury survivors. The Concussion Clinic is an outpatient service that provides triage, advice, and facilitates access to several different concussion services. Examples of these services include:
- Early Concussion Education Group: Adults who have sustained a concussion and are < 3 months post-injury are able to attend our Early Concussion Education Group. Groups are delivered approximately twice a month at the Foothills Medical Centre. During these two-hour sessions, general concussion information and education is provided by an Occupational Therapist and Social Worker. Key self-management strategies are presented and attendees receive guidance for managing symptoms and support for the “next steps” in their recovery.
- Online Concussion Education Module: A concussion education module for patients has been created using a variety of modalities (written materials, audio clips, printable exercises, videos) and can be located on the My Health Alberta website: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/learning/modules/Early-Concussion
- The Concussion Clinic: Provides assessment and treatment by brain injury rehabilitation specialists (Physiatrists) to those who are > 3 months post-injury. A Community Case Manager and two Social Workers are also associated with the clinic and can offer assistance with illness adjustment, insurance claim navigation, financial supports, stress management, and locating appropriate community resources.
- Information Hub: Details on both private and publically funded concussion services in the community can be provided in person, through email, or over the phone.
Location: Foothills Hospital Medical Centre
Telephone: (403) 944-8571
Note: This program requires a referral from a Medical Doctor (Family GP, etc.).
The Benson Concussion Institute (BCI) at WinSport is led by a physician who is experienced in concussion and works together with a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals, including specialists from sport medicine, optometry, physiology, nutrition, chiropractic, psychology, athletic therapy, and physiotherapy. A seasonal subscription service model is used to operate a high-performance sport concussion program to facilitate specialized, uninsured medical services.
Location: WinSport (88 Canada Olympic Road SW Calgary, AB T3B 5R5)
Telephone: (403) 202-6565
INNOVATIVE SPORT MEDICINE
Innovative Sport Medicine has five skilled physicians on their Sport Medicine team, with experience in professional and amateur hockey, football, lacrosse and baseball. In addition, their physicians have worked with multisport organizations and events, such as the International Olympic Committee, PanAm games and Canada Games. Innovative Sport Medicine also offers physiotherapy, athletic therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic services.
Locations: Mayfair Place (110 6707 Elbow Drive SW Calgary, AB, T2V 0E3) & Seton Professional Centre (3815 Front St SE #129 Calgary, AB, T3M 2J6)
Telephone: Mayfair Place (403) 452-5757; Seton Professional Centre (403) 455-6865