Youth sports and concussions: preventing preventable brain injuries. One client, one cause, and a new law

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2011 Nov;22(4):721-8, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2011.08.010.


Effective concussion prevention and management for youth athletes requires both education and legislation. Education alone effectively begins the awareness of an issue, but does not change behavior. Education and legislation are required to prevent preventable concussion and brain injuries in youth athletes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Brain Concussion / prevention & control*
  • Health Education / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Humans
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Sports / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Washington