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Sports Concussion

  • A concussion is a mild brain injury, which is usually not life threatening. However, every concussion is serious.
  • Once an individual sustains a concussion, he or she is more susceptible to a future concussion. Rest is important following a concussion.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer educational material for coaches, parents, athletes, medical professionals and school personnel. 

Concussion Management: The Team Plan 

Learn more about concussions at
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html

Safe Kids
https://www.safekids.org/


CDC Head’s up tool kit in English.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/default.htm


Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars videos 2017

Developing Concussion Management Protocols
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0wtTA0tQcA


Encouraging Youth to Report Possible Concussion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IimacV_CGrs

Return to Learn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NWaMfRD2Jo

Concussion Management Strategies: Getting the Student Athlete Back in the Game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpU50nTM6Ew

Baseline Testing 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueV4xBgtaIs

Research Update 2017 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT2UL0h2UYc



For information and materials regarding sports concussions you may visit the following sites:

National Federation of High School Activities Association
http://www.nfhs.org/HomePage

Missouri State High School Activities Association
http://www.mshsaa.org/SportsMedicine/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/schools/index.html

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
http://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/tbi/

105 Best Sports Injury Recovery Resources
http://www.physicaltherapyaide.org/sports-injury-recovery/

Comparison of Brain Injury from Car Accident to a Sports Related Brain Injury: Also includes Awareness, Education, Statistics, Prevention, Tips for both Driving and Playing Sports
http://www.carinsurancecalculatoronline.com/raising-concussion-awareness/

Concussion Recognition & Response App for Phones – download for free now. 
http://www4.parinc.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductID=CRR_APP

Return To Learn Form - Downloadable Version - Goes over steps to take for returning to school