Whether it’s football, soccer, volleyball or judo, athletes risk getting a brain injury but it’s not only athletes.
It’s something that can’t be overlooked and sometimes takes months of physical therapy to treat.
This morning on Wake Up 2day, Troy Furutani, Project Manager of the Hawaii Concussion Awareness & Management Program joined us in studio to talk about a health and wellness fair being held at UH-Manoa’s Campus Center.
Furutani said many students ride around on skateboards and bikes on campus without helmets and this event will encourage the university community to wear helmets to prevent possible traumatic head injuries.
He said the purpose of the fair is to provide education as well as resources to help individuals with concussions or head trauma. They will also be giving away 300 free bicycle helmets.