There is 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 symptoms and increased susceptibility to further injury.
"Concussion usually results from a blow or knock to the head, but it can also occur from a knock or a blow to anywhere in the body."
David hughes, AIS chief medical officer
Concussion in Sport Australia brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information on concussion for athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and medical practitioners. It provides a valuable and trusted resource for the management of sports-related concussion for all Australians, regardless of the sport, location or level of participation.
It is an initiative of the:
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Australian Medical Association
- Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians
- Sports Medicine Australia.
In working together, Concussion in Sport Australia aims to:
- educate stakeholders
- remain current in the developing landscape of concussion research
- mitigate the controversy and fear around the potential long term consequences of concussion
- facilitate diagnosis and management in accordance with the most current evidence and expert opinion available.
For further information on this initiative please contact the Australian Institute of Sport at email@example.com