BrainTrust Canada has launched a new service to help young people between the ages of 5 and 25 who have been diagnosed with a concussion.
“The BrainTrust Concussion Clinic grew out of a need to serve the growing number of children and youth who sustain concussions and are diagnosed in emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and walk-in clinics, but receive no follow-up monitoring or direction,” says a news release from the non profit organization.
BrainTrust says its Concussion Clinic offers a safe and affordable, medically supervised approach to healing from the brain injuries, which can have a huge impact on children’s health.
BrainTrust Concussion Clinic physician, Dr. David Rhine, has over 35 years of experience in concussion management.
“Whether at home, school or in sport, we are more aware than ever that concussions have a huge impact on our children’s health. A concussion can result in long-term problems if not treated properly. BrainTrust Concussion Clinic fills that gap by walking young people and their families through the process of recovering from concussion from the day of injury to 30 days post-concussion,” says Rhine.
The clinic provides immediate assessment, personalized recovery plans, and daily guidance until the child/youth is cleared by the physician to go back to school, sports, and other activities.
“Healing from concussion begins immediately, so it’s important to provide early intervention and guidance right from the start,” says Mona Hennenfent, BrainTrust CEO. “BrainTrust offers a Safe Start program at a reasonable price point to ensure that all children and youth can afford to receive assessment and specific strategies for their recovery.”