CONCUSSION EDUCATION
What is a Concussion?


Concussion is the most common form of head injury for athletes. Often, defined as a temporary alteration in mental state, it can be associated with immediate disorientation, amnesia, confusion, visual disturbance, headache, and sometimes loss of consciousness, as well as other symptoms.

 

It is not necessary to lose consciousness to have a concussion, nor to actually hit your head. When symptoms such as headache, fatigue, irritability, and poor attention and concentration persist, the athlete may be suffering from a Post Concussion Syndrome.

 

The cumulative effects of repeated concussion can result in permanent intellectual and cognitive changes. We know that YOUTH are MORE vulnerable to the effects of concussion.

 

Help prevent and manage the lasting effects of concussion with preseason baseline testing and post concussion follow up.