Study on Concussion Rates in Junior Hockey Players

February 23, 2011

A study was recently completed which followed a junior hockey team and tracked their concussion rates.

Science Daily posted a good article about the study: Junior Hockey Study Uncovers Alarming Concussion Rates

The CBC also had a good article which is linked here.

It is good to see that there is a growing awareness of the seriousness of concussions and the lasting effects which can be experienced from concussions. It is important that education continue to raise awareness about concussions – so that more of these can be prevented. There is generally no widely available treatment for concussion at this time. Our Clinic does offer an effective treatment for concussion. It will take time to make access to solutions accessible to the many.

Here are a few statistical highlights from the article:
• 17 players suffered a total of 21 concussions during 52 observed games.
• 29% suffered a second concussion during the study period.
• 24% of the concussions occurred in players who were involved in a fight.

Be aware, and help support changes in sports so that participation can become safer and still be fun.