Concussion is a brain injury and is defined as a complex physiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. Concussion may be caused by either a direct or indirect blow to the head, face, neck or body causing an impulsive force transmitted to the head.

It is important that all first aid personnel are aware of how to recognise and safely manage concussion.

Concussion in Sport Policy

With the support of the NSW Office of Sport, Sports Medicine Australia are proud to provide this Concussion in Sport Policy. This policy is an educational and practical resource for State Sporting Organisations to help them create safe sporting environments by providing important information about how to recognise and manage concussion in sport.

Click here to download our Concussion in Sport Policy.

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport

The ‘Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport’ was devised at the 5th International Conference in Concussion in Sport held in Berlin in 2016 to help develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. Ultimately the aim of the Consensus Statement is to assist those involved in athlete care- whether at a recreational, elite or professional level- in managing concussion safely.

Click here to read the Consensus Statement.

Upcoming SMA Concussion Event/s

Sports Medicine Australia is thrilled to present the face-to-face event in Victoria “Assessment & Management of Concussion: A Theoretical and Practical Update”.

We will be joined on the night by Dr Liam West (sports physician), Dr Bryn Savill (sports registrar) & Katie Davies (neurological physio), who have a combined 35+ years experience assessing, treating and managing concussions.

This event is proudly sponsored by our official taping partner, Strapit. Strapit will be giving away samples at the event and there is also a major prize giveaway for one lucky delegate! To view prize details, click here.

This is a face-to-face ONLY event. It is $25 for SMA Members and $75 for Non-Members, and will take place at the Melbourne Sports Centre.

To learn more and register for this event, click HERE.

Other Resources

Some more commonly used resources in concussion management include:

For sport specific concussion policies, please click on the appropriate link: