By Free Motion Physiotherapy

There has been a significant amount of research in recent years related to the impact of concussions on young athletes, how best to treat them, and how to lessen the effects of these head injuries.

Even so, doctors say diagnosing and treating young patients, and knowing how long it will take for them to feel “normal” again, is still an unpredictable process. There isn’t a single tool or scale that can be used on its own to diagnose a concussion, and symptoms may not always appear just after an injury. Different tests are required for physical, cognitive, and psychological functioning.

A concussion is defined as a type of traumatic brain injury that causes the brain to twist in the skull, injuring neurons by stretching, resulting in chemical changes in the brain.

A concussion is defined as a change in how you feel or function after the force is transmitted to the head. It does not have to be associated with a loss of consciousness.