Concussion in sport is an important topic. Professional athletes steal the headlines when it comes to all things sports, including injuries, but education and protection for the common recreational or child athlete is of greater importance to the future of sport and wellbeing. In the United States, close to 175,000 children are treated every year in emergency departments for head injuries that happen during sports.
One definition of concussion is “a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces” that “results in the rapid onset of short-lived impairment of neurological function that resolves spontaneously”. Concussion can result from a direct blow to the head, neck or face, or to the spine if there is a force transmitted to the head after contact. ...Read More