At Advantage Sport Medicine our team of multi-discipline sport medicine experts help patients recover from head injuries faster with the latest concussion management treatments.
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 concussion management
When testing for and treating concussions, Sport Medicine professionals turn to return to play protocol.
Recognize a concussion & Remove from play
It is very important for both non-medical (athletes, coaches, parents) and medical people to be able to recognize what a concussion is. A Sport-related concussion (SRC) is defined as a traumatic brain injury that is caused by forces delivered to the body that are transmitted to the head. There are usually short-lived neurological type symptoms (dizziness, balance problems), and, medical imaging like an MRI or CT scan is normal.
You DON’T need to hit your head to get a concussion and you DON’T have to lose consciousness to have a concussion.