CHANGING THE GAME ON CONCUSSIONS!
Concussions are a serious concern in sport today. At CheerForce we mandate that all of our youth aged athletes and up participate in baseline concussion testing with the Oakville Optihealth clinic to ensure athlete safety and proper return to play protocols are taken in the event of an injury. Please take the time to watch the two links below to educate yourself regarding this topic heading into the competition season.
WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
IMPORTANCE OF A BASELINE CONCUSSION TEST
Oakville Optihealth Clinic is a proud Complete Concussion Management (CCM) Clinic
There are many different views on what constitutes a concussion but most experts agree that a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury.
Concussions may be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head and can even be caused by a blow to the body that results in the rapid movement of the head.
All concussions need to be taken very serious.
Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.
It is alway better to error on the side of caution when it comes to dealing with concussions. All athletes should have pre-screen concussion assessments completed at the beginning of each season to ensure the best possible care for all athletes.
OAKVILLE OPTIHEALTH CLINIC
1060 South Service Road W, Oakville
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