Concussion in Sports
Concussion Alliance is pleased to partner in presenting CrashCourse Concussion Education by Teachaids.org, which is affiliated with Stanford University. We recommend that athletes, parents, and coaches watch this 12-minute interactive concussion education film. Some points from the film:
Most concussions heal within 10 days if you take the right steps.
Going back into the game (immediately after a concussion) can DOUBLE your recovery time.
If you return to play too early (before the concussion is healed), you can be THREE times more likely to have another concussion or injury to a different part of your body.
You may not feel symptoms right away, they can be delayed for a couple of days.
These symptoms are your “invisible pass”, in the same way that you would not expect a fellow athlete in a knee brace to play. The most common symptoms are headaches, dazed or foggy, trouble with vision, light sensitivity, ringing in your ears, irritability, confusion, and/or trouble sleeping.
Canadian Awareness Training Tool: Their resource page has return to sport strategies for water polo, softball, soccer, rugby, judo, field hockey, and badminton.