With the increase in attention and research for sport-related concussion (SRC), it seems that every month there are more concussion clinics and centers opening across the United States in order to provide assistance. Also, with every state in the country passing some form of youth concussion legislation for schools, sports leagues, and teams, regulation of SRC has improved. This chapter focuses on the importance of developing a center where a multidisciplinary team of experts assess and treat SRC, but also be a place where education and training is provided to coaches, athletic trainers, school administrators, and other stakeholders as well as place to conduct clinical research. Our experience at the University of Miami’s Sports Medicine Institute has been shared with other programs across the country as a 6 Steps to Play Safe model that includes a countywide concussion-injury surveillance system. Over the years, we have been able to improve training and education which reflects in injury prevention and management of these injuries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Neurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
- 6 steps to play safe
- Sport-related concussion
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