A concussion is a brain injury. It can’t be seen on X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. It may affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts.
Any blow to the head, face or neck may cause a concussion. A concussion may also be caused by a blow to the body if the force of the blow causes the brain to move around inside the skull. A concussion is a serious injury. While the effects are typically short-term, a concussion can lead to long-lasting symptoms and even long-term effects.
If you notice signs of a concussion in others or experience any of these symptoms yourself, consult with a physician or nurse practitioner. Coaches are uniquely positioned to promote concussion awareness and safety within a sport organization and may take on the role of a designated person with specific responsibilities under Rowan’s Law
- Brams United Injury Policy
- Brams United On-field Protocol
- Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Guidelines
- Brams United Player Injury Report Form
- Brams United Player Emergency Information Form
RESOURCES FROM Parachute.ca
- Concussion baseline testing fact sheet
- Concussion Ed app
- Concussion guide for athletes
- Concussion guide for parents and caregivers
RETURN-TO-SCHOOL AND RETURN-TO-SPORT STRATEGIES
The strategies below will help you understand how to safely return to activities after a concussion: