Concussion

Below is a short video presentation from Dr Kenny Duffy on the topic of concussion awareness for sport coaches.  The presentation introduces what concussion is, the key signs and symptoms to look out for and what to do short and long term if you have a gymnasts who you believe to be concussed.  The presentation includes a number of additional links which can be accessed below:

Should you require more information on this subject please contact the Scottish Gymnastics Education team at coacheducation@scottishgymnastics.org or 0131 271 9744

Concussion awareness support tools:

click here for the Scottish Sports concussion guidance which was developed by Sport Scotland in 2015.

click here for the British Journal of Sports Medicine concussion pocket booklet

click here for the British Journal of Sports Medicine SCAT assessment tool

Concussion awareness articles and videos:

BBC video on concussion in rugby

BBC video on concussion in the NFL

Epke Zonderland high bar fall in the Rio Olympics 2016

Ellie Downie head injury in the Rio Olympics 2016

Dutch cyclist Annemeik van Vleuten after her crash in the Rio Olympics 2016