A concussion is a disturbance in brain function that occurs following either a bump, blow or jolt to the head or as a result of the violent shaking of the head. Today, play of all types is harder and faster, resulting in a steady incline in concussion rates estimated at 4-5 million annually, including an emerging trend among younger middle school athletes.1 The key to reducing the incidence of concussions in youth sports is awareness and education. The links below provide a wealth of information on concussion detection, prevention, treatment and recent studies.
1 - ImPact - http//impacttest.com/concussion/overview, viewed September 2016
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