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Sports Safety – Concussions

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a direct blow to the head, neck or face or if you hit your head during a fall. Concussions are a common type of sports injury. Symptoms of a concussion may not start right away; they may start days or weeks after the injury.

The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be difficult to sort out. Early on, problems may be missed by the person with the concussion, family members, or doctors. People may look fine even though they are acting or feeling differently.

AOKC offers a comprehensive, research-based approach to the evaluation, assessment, and management of concussions in patients of all ages. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized neurocognitive evaluation tool to be utilized in conjunction with other tools when physicians are diagnosing concussion.

The Athletic Trainers at AOKC also work in conjunction with local high school and middle school AT’s, coaches, administrators, nurses, and parents to ensure that the student-athlete is following the appropriate guidelines for injury management for each individual case.

For a baseline assessment of your student athlete, call or email Brooke Wiebe at bwiebe@aokc.net

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