Developmental and Psychosocial Impacts of Concussions
A recent study shows that kids and teens may be exaggerating symptoms of concussions. Our concussion experts explain when injuries should be evaluated and what impact this has on psychsocial behaviors.
Gymnastic Safety Tips
Gymnastics is a vigorous sport that can lead to building some of the most dynamic young athletes in the world and, at the same time, results in more injuries than most people realize. Almost half of the injuries occur with hand springs and flips; as the learning of these skills is a process of repeated failures and falls.
Sports Medicine for Young Athletes
Children’s Hospital Colorado Sports Medicine for Young Athletes offers comprehensive care for children and young adults with injuries and conditions that affect sports performance.
Signs of a Concussion in Young Athletes
Immediately after a significant head injury, a young athlete should be evaluated to determine if they have suffered a concussion. It is important to monitor for signs of a more serious head injury.
How to Handle the Emotional Effects of Concussion
Concussions are currently a hot topic in the media and within the sports medicine world. It is important to know about the dangers, signs, and symptoms of concussions as well as what measures can be taken to prevent or minimize concussion risk. Athletes must closely follow the recommendations of doctors and trainers before returning to play, school, or regular activities after a concussion.