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National Concussion Awareness Day!

Nationnal Concussion Awareness Day - themanualtherapist.com


­čžáHere are a few facts that may be of interest:
  • Only 10% of concussions result in a loss of consciousness
  • There are 4 clinical domains of concussion symptoms- cognitive, physical, emotional and sleep. 
    • Learn to identify the symptoms so that you can detect a concussion.
  • You do not need to get hit in the head to sustain a concussion. 
    • A blow to the body or indirect Mechanisms such as a blast and can cause concussion
  • It’s not just a sports injury, the most common cause is falls.
  • A MRI does not show a concussion because it is a functional injury.
  • If a concussion is suspected get into see a qualified healthcare professional ASAP. Early identification and education reduces likelihood of prolonged symptoms.
  • Unsure if it is a concussion? When in doubt, error on the side of caution until you know otherwise
  • Do nothing, and rest in a dark room is no longer recommended.
    • What is? 24 to 48 hours of rest followed by a guided gradual return to physical and cognitive activity.
  • Symptoms will resolve before the brain has fully healed
    • This is important when it comes to returning to sport. 
    • Symptom resolution is most commonly between 7 to 10 days but healing of the brain is closer to 3 to 4 weeks. 
    • It is important an athlete does not return to full contact sport before the brain has fully healed.
  • If systems persist longer than 10 days begin targeted treatment
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