Sonya’s Health & Fitness: Concussions – not an injury to play through


Probably one of the most serious injuries that occur during organized sports are concussions.  Often times for parents and coaches, it is more difficult to identify the injury and know its severity.  Unlike a broken bone or a sprained ankle that is visually easier to identify, a concussion can be less obvious to the untrained eye.  Concussions are caused when the head is struck, and the force of the blow causes the brain jostled within the skull. With concussions most people think of an extreme play in hockey or football where an athlete is laid out and appears unconscious.  There is actually … [Read more...]