National Concussion Awareness Day
Kids and adults alike need to be more aware of concussion signs and symptoms, and effective interventions for treatment. Despite COVID-19 modifications, many high-impact sports such as football, soccer, and hockey are gearing up for fall and winter games. A tackle on the football field can often lead to an unreported concussion, with symptoms not showing up for hours or even days. Thus it is so important to become educated about this silent syndrome.
The Brain Injury Association of America has published a simple and powerful tool to help. This image explains the four major symptomatic areas – physical, cognitive, emotional, sleep – and specific problems to watch for.
Stayed tuned for new research updates on effective interventions to help concussion sufferers recover and regain cognitive function!
By Terissa Michele Miller, MS Psy
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