LET’S TALK ABOUT CONCUSSIONS IN SPORTS! IT’S TIME TO RAISE AWARENESS!

WELCOME TO CONCUSSION IN SPORTS PROGRAM (WA),WHERE YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT CONCUSSIONS AND RELATED ISSUES.

Athletes in high-contact sports often suffer from concussions and it canaffect their health temporarily or permanently. It is reported that many athletes that have untreated concussions can suffer from depression, cognitive issues, anxiety, dementia, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and various other problems in their lives. Therefore, it is crucial to help raise awareness regarding concussions and how to prevent or manage them.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

HERE IS WHAT WE WISH TO ACHIEVE

Improve Safety
Improve Safety

One of the prime reasons we started this program was to improve safety of athletes who play high contact sports in Western Australia like Australian rules football, rugby, wrestling, boxing and others.

Raise Awareness
Raise Awareness

There is a huge lack of awareness among the general masses and sports community regrading concussion in sports and it is often not given much though. It is a serious issue.

Educate Young Athletes
Educate Young Athletes

Many young athletes are unaware about the serious consequences ofconcussions. Therefore, our aim is to educate as many of them as possible.

Concussion Management
Concussion Management

Learning about concussion management is crucial for players, trainers, coaches and anyone involves in playing or managing a high contact sport.

Assist Sports Organisations
Assist Sports Organisations

Through seminars, safety workshops, fundraisers, and many other events, we help sports organisations know about concussions and help prevent them.

Raise Funds
Raise Funds

We help raise funds for players who have retired from sports due to brain trauma and issues resulting fromconcussions.

OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE HELPED THOUSANDS OF ATHLETES

Since its launch in 2017, our program has educated many individuals and sports organisations across Western Australia regarding concussions and issues that stem from untreated ones. Get in touch with us now to know more!

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OUR MANAGEMENT

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Risk Factors

HERE ARE THE FACTORS THAT INCREASE RISK OF GETTING A CONCUSSION

Wrestling/ Boxing

These sports are known to cause multiple concussions in athletes whether they play at amateur level or pro-level.

Ice Hockey

It is another sport where players are often banged against the wall of the court and players get concussionseasily.

Football/Rugby

Australian Rules Football is a popular sport in Western Australia and rugby as well. Both these sports increase risk of concussions.

Basketball

Although more athletes get concussions during other high contact sports, basketball cannot be ruled out.

Tournaments

During sports tournaments of various sports the tension and aggression among players runs high and it is whereathletes get injuries.

Unsafe Training

When athletestrain without proper personal protective equipment especially helmets, the risk of concussions increases substantially.

Trophy Events

Like tournaments, sports trophy events among schools, colleges and sports organisationsare also where players get hurt.

Athletics

During various athletics sports, players need to be careful because they can hurt their head, next, shoulders and other body parts.

UNDERSTANDING CONCUSSIONS

Know More About Concussions In Sports

What Is A Concussion?
When your head suffers a major or minor trauma, it can results in a mild brain injury that can disrupt your normal brain function. It can also happen if your head is jerked backwards, forwards or sideways due to a blow or jolt to your body. A concussion impacts your brain’s nerves and blood vessels causing chemical changes in your brain.
Symptoms
The most common symptomsof concussionare:
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting or feeling nauseous
  • Tiredness or dizziness
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
What To Do?
When a person suffers a concussion, he/she should remain stationary and a medical professional should perform a check-up. If the trauma is severe and the person becomes unresponsive or faints, take them to the emergency hospital department immediately!In minor concussions, the affected person should take proper rest and refrain from playing or staining their mind.

VOLUNTEER WITH US NOW!

Help raise awareness about concussions in sports. It is crucial that everyone knows and understands what concussions are and how to prevent or manage them.

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