If your child plays school, youth or club sports in Wisconsin you’ve been impacted by Wisconsin Act 172 — though you might not know it.
Summer weather means more beach days, more picnics and more outdoor fun with family and friends. But when temperatures and humidity levels spike, being outdoors can get uncomfortable — especially during exercise.
In the past, there has been a temptation for athletes to just “play through the pain,” but as we have learned, concussions are serious injuries and must be treated appropriately to decrease the risk of long-term effects.
Playing sports requires a lot of preparation. There is of course all the physical training involved, loads of equipment, learning the rules of the game …
The past few years have seen a drastically increased focus on concussions, their health effects, how to avoid them, and how to treat them.
I recently heard a statistic that an estimated 1 in 10 high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during the season. Well, this past year, we became 1 of the 10.
Most of us have probably seen or heard the sad story of a kid who has to spend the whole summer on the sideline in a cast, sling, or on crutches while watching all the other kids run and play.