Concussions – Part II

Recognizing a Concussion

by Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT

It is important for on the field recognition of signs and symptoms of concussions. These  symptoms include signs that can be observed by an athlete’s coach or athletic trainer can include but are not limited to:

  • Appearing dazed or stunned
  • Confused about aspects of game/practice
  • Forgets instructions
  • Being unsure of score or opposition
  • Appearing clumsy
  • Answering questions slowly
  • Losing consciousness
  • Change in personality
  • Inability to recall events prior to trauma
  • Inability to recall events post trauma

Off the field,

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