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Concussions and Winter Sports

Winter is a fun time for outdoor sports and recreation, unfortunately these do not come without risk of injury.  There are several steps to take in staying safe while skiing, snowboarding and sledding. Concussions account for a significant portion of the injuries occurring in winter sports.  Some ways to stay safe and enjoy the outdoors while skiing and snowboarding include:

 

Sledding and ice skating also pose a risk of concussive injuries:

 

See the link below for great information about picking a ski helment:

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/helmets/headsup_helmetfactsheet_ski_508.pdf

Author
Emily and Meredith CPNP's at SportsSafe

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