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 29, 2021
The Alberta Concussion Awareness Day was established to increase concussion awareness by providing information and encouraging action across Alberta. Concussion Awareness Day is for everyone with a role in healthy active living. The Alberta Concussion Alliance has produced extensive resources and infographics to support concussion awareness.