January is Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Staying Safe: Concussion Education and Prevention
Millions of people in the United States participate in winter sports each year including skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating, basketball and hockey especially in New England. Although these sports are fun and great exercise, you have to be cautious and take preventable measures to minimize injury before engaging in these sports.
Here are some resources for education on brain injury/concussions and prevention.
Center for Disease Control
Brain Injury Basics
What is a concussion?
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
Returning to School after a Concussion
Returning to Sports and Activities after a Concussion
Concussion in Winter Sports
Education for Parents and Athletes related to concussions due to sports
Helmet Safety for a Variety of Sports
Massachusetts General Hospital
MGH Head Injury Programs: Defining Head Injuries, Symptoms, Prevention and treatment
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Spaulding Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
Winter Sports Brain Injury Prevention Tips
Winter Sports Injury Prevention Tips
For more information please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This content was last modified on: 12/16/2015