To: Coaches and Athletic Directors
We provide FREE Baseline Concussion Testing to any school aged Athlete in the Cherokee, Clay and Union County area’s.
- How do you really know if it is safe for players coming off a concussion can return to play?
- Are you putting yourself and the player at risk?
We are excited to extend the resources of our Concussion Management Program to you and your athletes, to answer these questions. PRO MOTION REHAB & WELLNESS CENTER offers a Biodex Concussion Management Program and we would like the opportunity to enroll your athletes with a simple baseline test of balance and cognitive assessment. In the event of an injury, athletes are retested and compared to baseline as well as compared to age- and gender-specific normative data. All data is stored per athlete with the ability to generate HIPAAcompliant reporting.
A guideline for Sideline Assessment and an RTP Algorithm helps make objective decisions on the field. The test only takes minutes, but will provide valuable information in the event of a concussion. High school athletes engaged in contact sports are experiencing concussions at an alarming rate. The Centers for Disease Control estimate up to 3 million sports-related concussions are happening in the U.S. with school-aged children making up the majority of these cases. The rate of reoccurence is just as concerning. When a concussion protocol is followed, kids usually recover within a week or two. Without a protocol, the risks can be great including reoccurrence and possible lasting effects. Each concussion is different, so too is each patient’s recovery. Having objective-baseline and data-driven support is essential for those difficult return-to-play decisions.
We look forward to working with you and your team. Please call (828) 837-0400 for a time to set up an evaluation.
Concussion Management combines balance and cognitive baseline with post-injury testing for objective decisions. Cognitive testing alone is not enough. At Pro Motion Rehab in Murphy, NC we do FREE Baseline testing for any concerned parents wanting to ensure their kids can make it to college with their cognitive and proprioceptive abilities intact.
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