Concussion

Concussions are a hot topic in the NFL and on high school and college campuses across the country with ongoing concern about the brain health of players of contact sports.

ONSF raises awareness about the risk of concussion and helps educate high school athletes about concussion signs and symptoms. According to neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon of ONSF concussion is the most common type of brain injury sustained in sports and most concussions do NOT involve loss of consciousness.

“Many people don’t realize that you can sustain a concussion even if you do NOT hit your head,” said Dr. Simon. “Multiple concussions can have cumulative and long-lasting life consequences so we developed this program to relay the latest information on concussion management and to explain the role of ImPACT testing.”

To learn more about concussion prevention and management, click on the links below:

CDC Heads up Concussion in Sports Coaches Training
CAcute Concussion Evaluation Care Plan
CCDC Parent Fact Sheet
CCDC Athlete Fact Sheet
CCDC Coaches Fact Sheet

To arrange for a concussion injury prevention seminar for your school or community group, contact us.

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