During my concussion presentation, I delve into the definition of a concussion, how to identify it, and the various ways it can manifest.
Additionally, I discuss concussion management, particularly in high-pressure environments such as elite sports. I draw upon my 15 years of experience in professional rugby to provide a comprehensive understanding of the predictable and unpredictable issues that can arise when dealing with an athlete suffering from concussion. Real-life examples are given to illustrate the devastating impact of concussion on an athlete, both physically and psychologically.
I also explore the fascinating world of technology and the latest advances in research that I am directly involved with.
Finally, I touch on the current developments in the NHS and the exciting prospects on the horizon for the general public.
- Concussion is the most common rugby injury, ahead of ACL and neck injuries
- Understanding how to recognise the signs and symptoms could save a players life or career
- If in doubt, sit them out
- Repeated concussions can lead to long term physical and psychological problems
- Technology, appropriately harnessed, can play an important role in the diagnosis and monitoring of concussion
- There is considerable room for growth in the public landscape in recognising and supporting those people suffering from concussion