Concussion is something that as a mountain biker, we are fairly likely to experience at some point. There are potential detrimental effects of repeated concussive events, and yet this is not really something which has been talked about much in the mountain bike community. We have a duty of care, not only to ourselves, but to our riding buddies, to ensure that we minimise the risk of concussive impacts sustained from crashing our bikes. To help you know what to look for, and how to deal with potential concussions, we put together this special podcast episode with Adrian Stokes from Pure Body Balance. Adrian is a rider himself, and has been supporting Katy through her recovery, getting her back and ready to ride and race. Please take the time to listen to this episode, and hopefully you find the information within it useful.
For a summary of everything you need to know, Adrian has kindly put together this pdf
To learn more about Pure Body Balance, you can find their website here
To listen to the episode with Katy Curd, head here
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