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

Sports and physical activity bring with them a potential for injury. If you are looking to prevent, treat, or rehabilitate a sports injury – or improve athletic performance – UPMC Sports Medicine and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program can help. We serve athletes and active people of all ages and experience levels. Our experts partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pitt Panthers, and about 100 other high school, college, and regional teams and events throughout Pennsylvania – working daily to build better athletes.