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What to do After a Suspected Concussion

If you feel “off” after a head injury and think you might have a concussion, follow these five steps to evaluate your symptoms and figure out what to do next.

The Impact Report with Willie Stewart

Willie Stewart, PhD, MBChB, stresses the importance of educating medical professionals about TBI.

Dr. Amaal Starling

Returning the Athlete to Competition After a Concussion

Amaal Starling, MD, shares the five steps every coach and parent should follow before returning an athlete to competition after concussion.

player on ground after sustaining head injury

Action Plan: What To Do After a Player Sustains a Head Injury

Follow the Return to Play protocol to ensure players are ready to return to activity If one of your players experiences a head injury during practice or a game, you should first consult the Return to Play protocol that is set in place by the league or the school. All 50 states have Return to […]

William Levine, MD

The Impact Report with William Levine

William Levine, MD, believes in teamwork — both for the athletes he treats and to answer big questions about concussion “Traumatic brain injury. Period. End of story.” That’s how Dr. William Levine describes “concussion” to the student-athletes he treats as Head Team Physician at Columbia University, in order to help them understand the gravity of […]

Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS

Concussion Teams: A New and Exciting Approach to Managing Concussion in the Emergency Department

Very few medical institutions have specialized concussion teams in place. Fewer have a standardized approach to treatment. Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS, wants to change that.

John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP

The Impact Report with John Leddy

ICS President John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP, speaks on his goals for the future of the Society and what every health care provider should know about concussion.

Youth football team

Encouraging Young Athletes to Speak Out After Head Injuries

Young athletes often push themselves to be “tough” and avoid showing weakness. While grit is a valuable quality on and off the field, insecurity can prevent young players from being honest with their coaches or other adults after an injury.

injured hockey play and coach

Key Concussion Indicators

The signs and symptoms of a concussion aren’t always easy to detect—especially in other people. Though most concussion symptoms appear within minutes, some might take hours or even days to present, and are often subtle and might not be obvious to a bystander.