What’s a concussion?

A sport-related concussion (SRC) is a traumatic brain injury caused by forces delivered to the body that are transmitted to the head. Concussions usually present short-lived neurological symptoms, like dizziness or balance problems. 

You don’t need to hit your head to get a concussion and you don’t have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. When treated and managed properly, symptoms usually resolve without issues. 

Sport Medicine’s role in managing a concussion

When testing for and treating concussions, Sport Medicine professionals turn to return to play protocol.