Concussion – the Scat Card


For AFL fans the latest Fyfe and Viney cases has highlighted the AFL’s response to minimise head injuries.


Having being involved in contact sport both as a player and as a physiotherapist, it is always difficult to correctly manage a concussion. Often at local sporting events a medical doctor is not on hand and the responsibility often falls upon the sports physios, sports trainers, coaches and parents to manage a concussion correctly with player welfare in mind.


With recent media coverage of long term implications of contact sport and its long term effects on brain function head it is imperative correct diagnosis is reached and subsequent medical management. Often opinions of players, coaches and supporters suggest a return to sport without sufficient assessment.


Here is a link to the Scat Card – Sport Concussion Assessment Tool.


A concussed player must not be allowed to return to school, return to training or playing before having a medical clearance.


WA Health Group have an experienced team of physiotherapists and dietitians on hand to managed all the needs of a local jogger to the elite athlete. We are located in Hilton, well positioned to service the greater Fremantle area.


Contact us today on 6162 2616 at Canning Vale or 6161 4091 at Hilton or use our book now function on our website.


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