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.