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A Survey on Sports Physiotherapist’s Knowledge on Current Clinical Practice Regarding Concussion in Sports

Concussion is very common in contact sports now-a-days. Being common, it is one of many traumatic head injuries and can lead to Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) and Punch Drunk Syndrome due to repetitive concussions. To prevent chances of SIS and PDS, Sports Physiotherapist who is the primary healthcare provider in the field, should be knowledgeable enough in order to assess and manage the severity of concussion. A cross sectional survey emphasized on the Knowledge, Assessment pattern and Management of Sports Physiotherapist about concussion using Questionnaire prepared by Keating and Louis in 2012. Questionnaire was made up of 3rd Consensus held in Zurich, 2008. This research was done as there was dearth of studies about knowledge of Sports Physiotherapist about Concussion. Result shows that about 86.67% of Sports Physiotherapists were able to assess, manage and they were aware about the latest guidelines for Concussion in sports.

Author(s): Anush Shukla and Deepti Sharma*

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