Youth Concussion Info

Concussion in Children and Youth

The brains of children and youth are still developing. A brain injury (especially from repeat concussions) can increase the risk of youth having long-term effects. Carefully managing concussion in youth is critical.

Research shows children and youth can take longer to recover from a concussion than adults who suffer similar impacts.  

Concussed children and youth may downplay symptoms because they're eager to play again. Until fully healed, they should be closely monitored and activities managed carefully

Children and youth with a concussion are at higher risk for a second concussion soon after the first one. Medical clearance on the return to normal activities is essential.

Youth Concussion Info
  • 0%
    of high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion
  • 0%
    of sport-related concussions in Canadian females ages 10-19 happen while playing soccer
  • 0%
    of all reported sports concussions occur during high school football
  • 0%
    of sport-related concussions in Canadian males ages 10-19 happen while playing hockey
  • 0%
    of most diagnosed concussions don't involve a loss of consciousness

Concussions 101: A Primer for Kids and Parents

In this short video Dr. Mike Evans describes:

  • what a concussion is,
  • concussion symptoms that can occur,
  • steps that are followed for the safe return to activity,
  • and the importance of communication throughout the healing process.

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