Concussion in sport can be due to a direct or indirect blow to the head, neck, face or body. Often cases of concussion are overlooked or ignored as signs and symptoms are often not recognised, you do not have to be knocked-out to be concussed. It is important athletes, coaches, trainers, parents and teachers recognise the signs and symptoms of concussion and respond correctly.
HeadSmart Concussion Australasia has devised a specific quick and easy program to enable fast, efficient and accurate diagnoses of concussion for sporting teams
Prior to commencing competition athletes complete baseline testing of cognitive and physical ability. If concussion is suspected these tests are repeated and compared to baseline results. If discrepancies are identified appropriate action is taken. Benefits of the program are to identify signs and symptoms of concussion and directing to appropriate health professional to reduce the potential of major brain trauma.
To find out more please call 1300 43 23 76 or visit HeadSmart