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New Concussion Awareness Resource

Fall 2022

The Ministry of Health developed a new resource on Rowan’s Law: Information for Health Care Providers on Concussion Safety. As of January 1, 2022, in line with Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, athletes who may have sustained a concussion must be removed from sports until they have received medical clearance from physicians and/or nurse practitioners for a safe return.

While direct assessment and/or treatment of concussion injuries is not within the Scope of Practice for Massage Therapy, RMTs may work as part of an interdisciplinary team that manages concussion treatment. In some cases, it may be appropriate to use Massage Therapy to support clients who are recovering from concussion injuries (e.g., lingering neck pain remains following the recovery period from a concussion).

If you have questions about the new resource and how it applies to Massage Therapy, please contact CMTO’s Practice Specialist at or 416-489-2626/1-800-465-1933 extension 4124.

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