Concussion Management program

Concussion:  a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. Caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or elsewhere on the body with an “impulsive” force transmitted to the head.

  • 7-13% of soccer, hockey, football, and lacrosse players sustain concussions each year.
  • Concussion damages brain cells, causing a limited number to die with every injury.
  • Concussions are not always transient nor completely reversible alterations in brain function.
  • Research evidence suggests that the effects of concussion are cumulative and can be measured months to years following the injury.
  • Amateur and professional athletes have been forced to retire due to sustaining multiple concussions.

When properly managed, the possibility of cumulative effects and lingering deficits of concussion injuries can be dramatically decreased. UFV's Concussion Management Program provides a structured methodology for assessment and follow-up of concussion injuries. 

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