The positive effects of a physically active lifestyle on physical fitness, physical and mental health, and even academic success are well known.
On the other hand, it is important to recognize that participating in physical activity can result in injuries, especially concussions.
When this type of injury takes place, it is important to follow effective prevention and treatment procedures. To do so, participants, the parents of minors and support staff (trainers, referees, teachers, coaches, etc.) must know their roles and responsibilities and have the tools to:
The recommended procedure is inspired by the work of the Task Force on Concussion (GTCC), tools from the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS), discussions held with health professionals as well as the Berlin Consensus Statement (2017).