Contact Sports and Concussions

Don't let fear of contact sports and concussions deter participation in sports

It’s that time of the year again… Stadiums are filled with ecstatic fans, tailgate parties sprinkle our nation and players put on their gear ready to play! It’s an exciting season and you might have a child of your own taking the field this year. Have you found yourself worried for their safety in football and other contact sports? Do you hear about concussions and instantly panic?

Dr. Walpert discusses how a concussion should be handled. Physical exercise is crucial to the health of our kids today, which makes contact sports a great option. However, there are several factors to keep in mind when your child takes the field. Make sure they know to listen to their body and never push an injury too far. Many people are able to recover from a concussion in less than two weeks with the proper treatment and recovery. Fear of concussion shouldn’t deter participation in sports, but safety must remain the top priority!