Sports Concussion in Developing Brains
How to optimise recovery from Pitch side to the classroom
The annual incidence of attendance at the emergency department in UK with a head injury is 6.6%. Up to half are children aged under 15 years. There is also a particular “spike” in injuries between 15 and 21. From road accidents, falls, fights and in sports. More than 80% of injuries may be Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – often considered as “Concussion”. Many, especially when mild, go undetected. So the true figure is likely higher. TBI disproportionately affects children and young people. Also teenagers take longest to recover - being vulnerable to the lingering effect of concussion over time.
This is a conference/workshop for those interested in prevention, diagnosis, and management of concussion – particularly in sports. With a view to use what we know to better manage the risk and effects of concussion in sports, and in other areas of life too. Such as return to school.
For more information, please contact Professor Huw Williams (W.H.Williams@exeter.ac.uk)