It’s been a busy summer for sport, so in the second of our sports related #physiotalk we’ll be discussing the assessment and management of players with suspected concussion, on Monday 18th August at 8pm (BST) (see here for time zone converter).
Concussion has been in the news recently, and a topic of intense twitter discussion throughout the World Cup, culminating in Christoph Kramer’s collision with Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay during the final.
We will be joined by @ and we’re hoping to draw on the collective multi-professional and international expertise on twitter to talk about:
- What is concussion, and how should we recognise it?
- Why is it so important that concussion is identified promptly?
- How does the incidence of concussion vary between sports?
- What role should physios and other professionals play in the assessment and management of players with concussion?
- What guidelines should physios be familiar with?
- What other assessments should a person with concussion receive, and how might this vary between elite and amateur level sports?
Information on concussion assessment, management and prevention
Here are some resources to refer to before, during and after the chat:
- RFU guidance on concussion
- FA: Head injuries in football
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport (2013)
- Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012 (also PDF here)
- Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents
- YouTube: Paul McCrory with a concise snippet on 2012 Concussion Management (for the non-expert)
- Evidence-based Guideline Update: Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
- Concussion In Sport: Assessment & Management – blog post from Paul Head
- Disclosure and non-disclosure of concussion and concussion symptoms in athletes: Review and application of the socio-ecological framework
- Consequences of Concussion: Rugby head injury blog