ReThink Concussions | Page 2 of 15 | Pittsburgh, PA

Kristie | New York, NY

A year before her wedding, Kristie sustained a concussion as a result of a car accident. Due to a prolonged recovery, she was worried about how she would feel on her wedding day.

Chelsea | Pittsburgh, PA

Two fierce kicks to the head during a soccer game left Chelsea with a concussion. One trip to the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program got her on the path to a full recovery.

Judy | Gloucester, MA

At 56, Judy, of Gloucester, Mass., still swims competitively. As she was doing the backstroke, she miscounted her strokes and hit her head on the pool’s wall. Unbeknownst to her, she sustained a concussion. CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS “At first, I had no symptoms whatsoever,” recalls Judy. “In fact, I continued my[…]

Infographic: Facts About Cheerleading and Concussion

  Be Captain of Your Health Squad: Facts About Cheerleading and Concussions Did you know…? The overall injury rate in cheerleading is low, but concussion is the most common injury. Percent of all cheerleading injuries that are concussion: 31.1% Unlike other sports, most cheerleading injuries (78.8%) occur during practice rather[…]