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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 SPORT CONCUSSIONS ROVERS Concussions are a disturbance in brain function caused by a direct or indirect force to the head. Very few concussions actually involve loss of consciousness. VE 5 Did you know? Fortius Sport & Health3713 Kensington AveBurnaby, BC, V5B 0A7 Return-to-playbefore complete recovery can have long-term effects. Sports that involve contact or collision such as hockey, soccer, football, rugby and basketball are among the most common sports in which concussion occurs. While the use of mouth guards and helmets may decrease the risk of head injuries, their efficacy to prevent concussions should not be over-estimated. More research is needed in this area. Many athletes are reluctant to report a concussion because the athlete is unaware of the seriousness of the injury or fears that he/she will be removed from play. A concussion occurs every 4 minutes in Canada. Symptoms of a Concussion Fatigue Confusion Dizziness Memory Loss Vision & Balance Disturbance Light & Noise Sensitivity Increased Anxiety Nausea Headache Difficulty Concentrating Baseline Concussion Testing Recommended for anyone 11 years or older who participates in sport. Comparison to Baseline shows subtle differences that maybe over looked when comparing to normative data. Helps the physician give specific recommendations for safe return to sports and activity. Records individuals normal functioning in many areas such as balance, vision, neck range-of-motion and brain function. Results kept on fileto determine severity of impairmentif concussion occurs. Return to Play Return-to-play involves a strategic seven step process managedby a healthcare professional. If in doubt, sit it out! Connect with us @FortiusCentre Until cleared by a medical professional, DO NOT resume activity. 1 References: Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012. Paul McCroy, Willem H Meeuwisse, Mark Aubry, Bob Cantu, Ji I Dvo ak, Ruben J Echemendia, Lars Engebretsen, Karen Johnston, Jeffrey S Kutcher, Martin Raftery, Allen Sills, Brian W Benson, Gavin A Davis, Richard G Ellenbogen, Kevin Guskiewicz, Stanley A Herring, Grant L Iverson, Barry D Jordan, James Kissick,Michael McCrea, Andrew S McIntosh, David Maddocks, Michael Makdissi, Laura Purcell, Margot Putukian, Kathryn Schneider,Charles H Tator, Michael Turner. Detecting Cognitive Impairment after Concussion: Sensitivity of Change from Baseline and Normative dataMethods using the CogSport/Axon Cognitive Test Battery, April 2014. Andrea G Louey, Jason A Cromer, Adrian J Schembri, David G Darby, Paul Maruff, Michael Makdissi, Paul Mccrory. 1 1 1
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