Sports Concussions – What You Need To Know
HIGH POINT, NC — We know that participation in team sports offers important life lessons that can have a lasting impact on a child’s development. We also know the importance of safe participation. For instance, statistics tell us that 5-10% of athletes will experience a concussion in any given sport season. Football has the highest risk in males at 75% while soccer poses the most risk in females at 50%.
Each year athletes of all ages suffer concussions during recreational and competitive sports. Concussions, also known as traumatic brain injury, are serious and can have lifelong effects including impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation – like vision or hearing – or emotional functioning – like personality changes or depression. These issues can have far reaching effects on both the individual and their family.
Join Dr. John Tipton with UNC Regional Physicians Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine as he presents important information about concussion prevention and the importance of baseline screening.
Tuesday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Millis Regional Health Education Center
600 N. Elm Street, High Point, NC 27262
To reserve your seat, call the Contact Center at (336) 878-6888.