Underwater safety is important for kids

Concussions can occur at almost any point in time. Concussions sustained during the summer months can put a pause on fun in the sun. From airborne beach umbrellas to amusement park mishaps, concussions can be sustained in a variety of ways.

Concussions are no day at the beach

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Concussion Risks at the Pool or Beach

Concussions are no day at the beach. Here are just a few ways we’ve seen it happen:

  • By hitting the water too hard
  • On amusement park rides
  • From windblown objects
  • While packing/unpacking the car

What is a concussion?

A concussion is an injury caused by direct or indirect forces that cause neurochemical and cellular changes in the brain.

About Sports Medicine

An athletic lifestyle carries the potential for injury. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, UPMC Sports Medicine can help. If you are looking to prevent, treat, or rehabilitate a sports injury, our multidisciplinary team of experts can help you get back into the game. If you are seeking to improve your athletic performance, we can work with you to meet your goals. We serve athletes and active people of all ages and experience levels. Our goal is to help you keep doing what you love. Visit our website to find a specialist near you.