It is important to manage a concussion, as it is to diagnose it. If a concussion does occur stopconcussions.com wants to be there for the athlete giving them proper a post-concussion management with a qualified medical expert, including neurocognitive testing. stopconcussions.com also helps to provide the immediate family with the tools they need to assist in managing the injury properly. This aids in the athlete returning to participation.
Consult a Medical Physician (Family GP or Sport Physician)
Following a suspected concussion, it is recommended that you consult a Medical Physician (Family GP or Sport Physician) as early as possible for medical evaluation. Some concussion injuries do not require emergent care. It is also important that the athlete remain under close observation over the first few hours following their injury, and should not be left alone or allowed to drive.
When to go to the hospital:
Emergency evaluation is warranted in situations of deteriorating mental status such as increasing confusion and difficulty recognizing people or places. Other symptoms requiring immediate medical attention include worsening headache; worsening nausea or vomiting, and excessive drowsiness or lethargy (more symptoms).
Booking an initial assessment as early as possible a recommended healthcare provider
When a concussion is suspected, we also recommend booking an initial assessment as early as possible with a recommended healthcare provider, even if you have not had a baseline assessment, assess your injury and get a management strategy to aid in your recovery.
Assessments and subsequent visits/therapy are covered under most extended healthcare benefit packages (eg. Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy). For inquiries about clinics, appointments and fees, please contact 1-855-223-1002.
We at stopconcussions.com work with reliable and recognized trained rehab specialists that will help you get back in the game!
Contact: Toni@stopconcussions.com for further information.