Sports Medicine Congress

One of my swimmers injured herself in the hotel bathroom and we went to the emergency room to get checked out and was told she had a concussion and to watch her over night. Why is this so important?

It is important to check her out for decreasing levels of consciousness which could be a sign of bleeding from within the scull. This is especially true if the athlete had experienced any loss of consciousness after the head injury, had a period of memory loss or worsening symptoms at bedtime.

Read the full article 'Head Trauma in aquatics sports'