Head Injuries In Sports

We talk a lot about concussions on our blog.  Why?  Concussions are a serious brain injury that should not be left untreated and are one of the main reasons to seek the services of an Occupational Therapist.  Sports-related concussions are estimated at 30 000 per year in Canada with many occurring in popular contact sports such as hockey, football, and soccer.  It is important for coaches, athletes and parents to recognize the signs of a concussion and follow strict guidelines if a head injury occurs.  The following from Parachute Canada provides “Concussion Guidelines for the Athlete.”  Check it out and be sure you are aware.  If you suffer a head injury make sure you see a doctor and always remember “when it doubt, sit it out!”

Parachute Canada:  Concussion Guidelines for the Athlete