Why is Concussion Education Important?
Concussion Education is important because it plays a critical role in improving concussion awareness. When delivered regularly, concussion education can improve concussion knowledge which may also lead to changes in concussion attitudes and behaviors.
It is estimated that one in five sport-related injuries are concussions – yet Canadians may be surprised to learn that only about 200,000 concussions are reported each year. That number may reach much higher, as concussions are a largely under-addressed health issue and can occur in many ways – falling during a bike ride, playing a sport, or an everyday mishap.
The ability to educate others on the signs and symptoms of a concussion, recognize the symptoms of a concussion and how to manage the concussion, are vital to insuring a full recovery.