The team at Banner Health is here to answer any questions you may have about concussion prevention. Learn more about how to keep yourself and your family safe during sports and everyday activities with our tips for concussion prevention.
While you cannot always prevent a concussion, it’s important to try to reduce the risk of getting a concussion.
If you are playing a sport, ensure you have the proper sports equipment to protect your head. If you wear a helmet during a sport, be aware that this does not always prevent a concussion as the brain could still have contact with the skull.
For children, try to play on softer surfaces, such as mulch or sand, to reduce the risk of a harder fall.
Consider placing rails in your bathroom to prevent falls and reduce the risk of a concussion. Staircases can also be a risk, so consider placing handrails on the sides of the stairs.