During the month of March, we continue to celebrate Therapy Center’s team of Athletic Trainers (ATs). One topic of interest in the area of sports medicine is the proper management of concussion prevention and care.
As noted in a previous blog, Therapy Center’s Sport Medicine team is proud to be a part of a working group with Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) .“It is important not only to manage concussions, but also to make sure everyone involved is properly communicated with and all individuals are on the same page in regards to the safety and well-being of the student athletes,” stated Jake Duhon, Therapy Center Director of Sports Medicine and Jennings Clinic Manager.
Therapy Center’s Sports Medicine Program includes concussion baseline testing in all collision sports and has been used in recent discussions with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association as a model for schools in preventing injury and treating youth athletes.
What You Need To Know
“Being able to properly assess an injured athlete is vital to their recovery and safety”, explains Joy Melancon, ATC.
Although, preventative measures can be taken, such as the use of helmets and properly fitted safety equipment, the risk of concussion related injuries still exists. Concussion symptoms can be immediate or delayed, not noticeable until days or even weeks after the injury. If you are interested in learning more about the red flags to look for with a possible concussion, click here for information provided by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
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