Concussion in Sport
This AIS/AMA website on Concussion in Sport brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information for athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and medical practitioners. Funded by the Australian Government, this site seeks to ensure that all members of the public have rapid access to information to increase their understanding of sport-related concussion and to assist in the delivery of best practice medical care.
Concussion affects athletes at all levels of sport from the part-time recreational athlete to the full-time professional. There has been growing concern in Australia and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes.
If managed appropriately most symptoms and signs of concussion resolve spontaneously, however complications can occur including prolonged duration of symptoms and increased susceptibility to further injury.