Concussions

About Concussions

A concussion, or generally referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head OR by a hit to the body that causes the brain and body to move rapidly back and forth or side to side. This sudden movement can cause the brain to move or bounce around in the skull which can lead to damaging brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.

Concussions are the most common traumatic brain injury that individuals sustain annually and can lead to acute (short term) or chronic (long term) symptoms. All concussion should be taken seriously and seek proper medical treatment.

 

Concussion Information

REAP Concussion Management – English

REAP Concussion Management – English

Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute the REAP Project for good concussion management (REAP – Reduce, Educate, Accommodate, Pace). How to create a Community-Based Concussion Management programs involving families, schools and medical professionals.

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Additional  Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

What is a Concussion

CDC – Heads Up

Concussion Program

Brain Injury Association of America

Concussion

Concussion Legacy Foundation

What is a Concussion

Brainline

Concussion in Kids

Brainline

Sports Concussions

Your Child's Brain

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