Keeping your head safe: How to find the right bike helmet

With summer weather upon us, more people are jumping on their bikes. But many people still aren’t heeding warnings about the importance of wearing.

Evidence suggests that children and youth are at greater risk of concussion and more serious brain injury than the general population, take longer than adults to recover following a concussion, and that concussions can permanently change the way a child or youth talks, walks, learns, works and interacts with others.

Concussion management and appropriate return to activity is crucial, particularly in the paediatric and adolescent populations. This may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, educational support, neuropsychology and in some cases neuropsychiatry.