San Francisco, California
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The reason every athlete should obtain as baseline sports concussion computerized assessment is to establish an individual "NORMAL" neurocognitive (brain function) baseline so athletic trainers and doctors have a reference point they can use to measure an athlete's neurocognitive function post-injury. The data from the computerized neurocognitive testing and symptom scales, along with other clinical endpoints, e.g. balance testing, history and physical, etc. is generally used when making a decision on the athlete's health status.
A critical initial compontent of the baseline assessment is also understanding sports concussions. Student-athletes (and parents) will participate in "Sports Concussions 101" presentation. This 10-15 minute presentation is designed to provide parents, coaches, and student-athletes with:
- a better understanding of sports concussions
- the role of computerized neurocognitive assessments, and
- steps that your school's sports medicine team takes in preventing and treating sports concussions.