Concussions are considered the "invisible" injury, since they do not show up on medical imaging tests such as x-rays or CT scans. But they are also considered "invisible" because their effects are often misunderstood.
The Sport Medicine Council of Alberta is part of the Alberta Concussion Alliance, a group of professionals in Alberta who have come together to provide strategic direction in our community about concussion information, and the prevention of, and safe recovery from, sport and recreation-related concussions.
The Sport Medicine Council has created an easy to understand concussion awareness page, including links to resources and education for sport and recreation participants, parents, coaches, organizers, educators and more.
Concussion Awareness Day - September 28, 2022
The Alberta Concussion Awareness Day was established to increase concussion awareness by providing information and encouraging action across Alberta. Leading up to this day, the Alberta Concussion Alliance is hosting a free concussion webinar on September 26 that is open to everyone. Concussion Awareness Day is for everyone with a role in healthy active living.