Concussion in Children’s Sport

May 26, 2019

It’s Winter and often with it comes an increase in the number of children participating in contact sports. Did you know that concussion is a from of traumatic brain injury and it can occur even without contact to the head? Please prepare yourself for the care of your child by clicking and reading this link to an article by Gemma Nisbet in The West Australian. Gemma discusses the matter with paediatric physiotherapist, Nicole Pates. Your physiotherapist may then have a role to play in the assessment of any suspected concussion using an administration tool specifically designed to do so, named the SCAT5 or Child SCAT5. More can be found at the Sports Medicine Australia website and it is important to note that different sports have different policies regarding concussion.