Making the invisible visible: Concussion in sport.
Mr Nathan HowarthZoom
Concussion, a brain injury cause by direct or indirect contact with the head. Nerves are stretched causing a diffused axonal injury or they are compress through a cerebral concussion. The nerves release ions disrupting homeostasis and induce the release of neurotoxins. The involvement of neurotoxins and disruption of nervous impulse causes symptoms. As yet, only diagnosed by symptoms, but need to be reported. There is emerging evidence that concussions could lead to longer term issues and neurodegeneration. Therefore, education, prevention and management is necessary to make sport-related concussions. This session seeks to explore the avenues for education through the Sport Concussion Awareness Project and the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Additionally, it shall explore the successes to make concussion visible but the challenge that need tackling.