The sports concussion team at Sports Medicine Umea is experienced in evaluating and treating people who've had traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. Sports medicine professionals trained in sports medicine, neurorehabilitation, physical medicine, orthopedics, physiotherapy, and psychology will work with you and your family to provide the best possible care. They understand the importance of providing a supportive environment while you undergo treatment and will make sure to keep you updated on your progress.
At our facility, we adopt a multidisciplinary strategy for attending to patients and prioritize swift assessment of children following a concussion to expedite their return to normal daily activities, which may include school and sports. Our approach encompasses the following measures:
- Identifying concussions
- Assessing for physical, cognitive, and emotional indications
- Determining the appropriate time for athletes to resume playing
- Recommending supplementary aid or assistance in school if required
- Providing follow-up care
It is advised by experts that if an athlete displays any signs or symptoms of a concussion, they should not resume playing or engaging in intense physical activity. This precaution should be taken especially when the individual is still experiencing symptoms related to the concussion, as it poses a higher risk of obtaining another concussion. Furthermore, it is recommended that youths who suffer from concussions seek evaluation from a healthcare professional specialized in handling concussions. It is also strongly advised that athletes of all ages do not return to play on the same day as their injury to prevent further harm and complications.