What is stopconcussions.com? stopconcussions.com is a concussion/neurotrauma educational and awareness platform for all sports, to address the growing trend of concussions in sports. It is an educational portal that players, parents, coaches, and officials can visit to seek information regarding concussions, with the goal of becoming more aware and ultimately safer individuals in their respective sports. stopconcussions.com will have sport specific programs to help change the mindset of the sport, not the game. Stopconcussions Foundation is a not for profit.
Why we need change: Brain injury kills more children than all other causes combined; Approximately 50,000 brain injuries are reported each year in Canada; Brain injury is the greatest cause of disability under the age of 44;10% of all athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion; 19% of these are unreported. stopconcussions raises funds to support the following educational and awareness platforms: Education, Prevention, Management and Research
Former Philadelphia Flyers captain, Keith Primeau and former European professional hockey player, Kerry Goulet officially launched stopconcussions.com on May 4, 2011 at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The main goal of this organization is to raise the awareness on concussions and the impact they are having on our youth today. Also to raise the awareness of the impact of putting players, in any sport, back into the game too early.
With the increase in concussions and neurotrauma injuries, stopconcussions.com was developed to educate parents, players and coaches in all sports in order to give sport back a conscience, to protect athletes worldwide.
We would like to share with you the premise behind stopconcussions.com. As we ventured into the conversation of concussions and head trauma we began fielding calls; from concerned parents, to youth trainers, to those suffering and the list goes on and on, as they felt very confused and distraught by the overwhelming abundance of information and at times misinformation.
As we are both post concussion sufferers, as well as a parent and coaches of youth athletes and we too, at times have been very confused by where to turn for advice and information.
What we hope to accomplish with stopconcussions.com is to create a platform where individuals can go and educate themselves as it relates to cause, effect and consequences of concussions and head trauma. Whether it is looking for information relating to ImPACT baseline testing, looking for an education awareness program for youth hockey, iphone concussion application, referral to medical doctor, equipment with sensors to help diagnose and on and on stopconcussions.com is your tool box for concussions and neurotrauma!
Stop by stopconcussions.com to educate yourselves and use that education to make the best decisions for you and your children.
We are not medical professionals and respect all that they do, we want to support them with a players, parents and coaches perspective to help change the mindset not the game, from an inside out platform. We have a great research team headed up by Dr. William Montelpare and Dr. Susan Forbes at Lakehead University, who research the products and design programs for injury prevention. We are not here to sell anyone on a particular program or product but to provide you with the tools to make an educated decision. If we don’t have the answer you are looking for we will do our best to find the answer.
From prevention, to education, to medical referral/information, to injury prevention we hope to be able to provide you with the answers you are looking for at STOPCONCUSSIONS.COM.
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