"Generally, I would comment that the number of concussive injury I am seeing is significantly more than a year ago," said Melinda Roalstad with Think Head First in Park City.
As the co-founder of Think Head First, Roalstad should know. She served as the former medical director for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association, where she clinically assessed Olympic-level athletes.
Think Head First -- thinkheadfirst.com -- has a program designed for the management of mild head injuries and helps individuals and organizations decide when it is appropriate to return to sports safely.
"Helmets definitely help in reducing severity, but they do not prevent concussions," Roalstad said.