Concussion is a complex injury which can cause symptoms that impact on a person’s ability to work, study or even just function on a day-to-day basis. The foundation of injury management is having the knowledge and skills to reduce the risks to brain health.
What we do
For effective management of concussion understanding of the fundamentals is essential.
Injury recognition and immediate removal is crucial in preventing potentially severe acute complications and in reducing the possibility of longer term risks to brain health.
Returning to play before recovery is complete also increases the chance of further injuries and the more concussions a person experiences the more severe the symptoms and the greater the risk to long term brain health.
We provide a range of evidence based and up to date concussion training and education sessions which can be adapted to the particular needs of a club and which are aimed at coaches, teachers, players, family members and other healthcare professionals.
- What is a concussion
- The risk factors associated with concussion
- The signs and symptom of a concussion
- Normal recovery and how best to facilitate it
- What constitutes a complex injury and how to manage those injuries
- What are the short term and long-term risks of single and repeated concussions
- Pitchside identification and early intervention/management
- Practical application of Return to Play Protocols to your club