September 26, 2022 - Winnipeg MB - Concussion Awareness Week, held across Canada from September 26 to October 2, 2022, encourages everyone to get involved in preventing, recognizing, and managing concussions.

Any blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that jars your head, could cause a concussion. When you don’t feel right, feel like you’re in a fog, are more emotional than usual, or are having a hard time falling asleep, check for these and more signs and symptoms of a concussion.  Then, speak up! Tell a coach, parent, teacher or another trusted adult if you think you have a concussion.

A QR Code sticker (see image below) that takes users to the Sport Manitoba Concussion Resource webpage has been developed. Having coaches, participants, officials, parents and spectators access this crucial information via QR code (rather than posters or handouts) ensures that the information accessed is always up to date.

This week, find out what you can do to prevent concussions in your sport or activity and know what to do if a concussion does happen. 

Concussion Care

If you suspect you have a concussion, the Sport Manitoba Clinic team can perform a comprehensive assessment if you have any of the following symptoms; dizziness, nausea, light sensitivity, headaches, fatigue, or the inability to return to sport, school or work. We will assess your symptoms and risk factors to work with you to create a management plan that aligns with a return to sport, school, or work plan. sportmanitoba.ca/clinic/services/concussion-care

Resources

Concussions are a serious public health issue affecting all Canadians. Early recognition of concussions, proper medical assessment, and appropriate management make a difference in recovery. That’s why we want Canadians to know how to prevent concussions, how to care for one, and where to find good information.


For more on all this with a basketball focus, visit http://www.basketballconcussion.ca.




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