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 bring with them a potential for injury. And if you are looking to prevent, treat, or rehabilitate a sports injury, UPMC Sports Medicine can help. We serve athletes from a wide variety of sports across every demographic: young or old, male or female, pro or amateur. We partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pitt Panthers, and over 60 high school, college, and regional teams and events. We’re working to build better athletes. We use cutting-edge rehabilitation techniques to help you recover and provide education on how to prevent injuries.