There is growing concern in Australia and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes.
If managed appropriately, most symptoms and signs of concussion resolve spontaneously. However, complications can occur, including prolonged symptoms and increased susceptibility to further injury.
The Australian Institute of Sport has put together the following resources to support the Concussion and Brain Health Position Statement.
"There is no such thing as a good concussion, and we need to be concerned about each concussion and manage each concussion seriously."
David Hughes, AIS Chief Medical Officer
Concussion in Australian Sport brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information on concussion for athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and medical practitioners.
It provides a valuable and trusted resource for the management of sports-related concussion for all Australians, regardless of the sport, location or level of participation.
In working together, Concussion in Australian Sport aims to:
- Improve safety and health outcomes for all people who suffer concussive injuries while participating in sport.
- Make effective use of funds in the financially-constrained sport and health sectors by providing best practice protocols and guidelines for all sporting and medical organisations.
- Assist all sporting and medical organisations to align their policy and procedures with the most current evidence and expert opinion available.
- Provide consistency of approach in the recognition and management of concussion in Australia.
Concussion and Brain Health (CBH) Project 2021-2024
We are recruiting retired elite, NON-contact/collision sport athletes with NO history of concussions (i.e. rowing, canoe, swimming, athletics, cycling, triathlon, volleyball) for a large brain health study. This is a world-leading study that has the potential to have a huge impact on future generations.
This study is aiming to gather data on retired non-contact/collision sport athletes to compare against the general population and rugby league/union athletes that will help build our knowledge of the impact concussions has in athletes.
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The AIS wishes to acknowledge the following key partners for their role in the development of the Concussion in Australian Sport resources.