January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

Winter is an exciting time. It’s also a challenging time to stay active. Many of us participate in winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hockey and snowmobiling.
As with most sports, there are risks for injuries. Some of the more critical injuries involve the head.
What you can do to avoid or minimize head injuries
  • If you or a loved one participates in winter sports, you can take precautions to prevent head injuries during play:
  • Wear a properly fitted helmet that is appropriate for the activity. Helmets can go a long way toward preventing or reducing the severity of a TBI.
  • Set a no hits to the head or other dangerous play rule for hockey and other contact sports.
  • Take lessons. If you’re going skating, skiing, or snowboarding, basic lessons will help you learn how to fall more safely and less often.