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About YSCP

The awareness program is a collaboration between primary care providers and specialists and has established standardized guidelines for concussion management for all health care providers across the Peterborough Family Health Team.

The Youth Sports Concussion Awareness Program was created in partnership with physiatrist, Dr. Derek Krete. Although there is no government support for this initiative, this is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation, Your Family Health Team Foundation.

 

  • Historically reported that 300,000 sport related concussions occur annually in the United States. This is now considered a gross underestimation as original estimates included only if Loss of Consciousness. Epidemiology difficult due to underreporting, but current estimates reach 3.8 million annually for recreation and sport related concussion in United States.