What is a concussion?
- Immediate partial or complete impairment of neurological function following a violent shaking or jarring action to the brain, usually as a result of a direct or indirect impact with an object or ground.
- Impairment can last from a few seconds to several days or longer.
- Symptoms can develop hours or days after the initial injury.
- Most concussions do not result in a loss of conciousness
Common concussion symptoms
What you DO if you have a concussion
What you DON'T do if you have a concussion
Graded Return to Play Protocol
- Rest until asymptomatic (physical + mental rest)
- Light aerobic exercise (e.g. stationary cycle)
- Sport-specific exercise
- Non-contact training drills (start light resistance training)
- Full contact training after medical clearance
- Return to competition (game play)
- There should be approximately 24 hours (or longer) for each stage and the athlete should return to Stage 1 if symptoms recur.
Local Medical Facilities
1. Memorial Hospital / 1165 Montgomery Drive / (707) 525-5300
East on Pacific. Right on North. North turns into Brookwood. Left on Montgomery. Memorial Hospital is on the left.
2. Kaiser Hospital / 401 Bicentennial Way / (707) 571-4000
North on Mendocino to Bicentennial Drive. Kaiser Hospital is on the left.
3. Sutter Hospital / 3325 Chanate Road / (707) 576-4000
North on Mendocino. Right on Chanate Road. Turn left to stay on Chanate. Turn left. Destination will be on right.
4. Dr. Ty Affleck’s Office / 1255 N. Dutton Ave / (707) 546-9400
South on Mendocino. Right on College. Right on North Dutton. Office will be on left. (Dr. Affleck oversees all management of concussions sustained by SRJC student-athletes)