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Player Concussion Risk Assessment and Baseline Testing
Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in conjunction with Norwood Youth Lacrosse is offering concussion baseline testing for its players.
Concussion Baseline Testing
Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in conjunction with Norwood Youth Lacrosse is offering concussion baseline testing for its players. Concussion awareness and treatment has become an essential concern for families of young athletes. Marathon is offering a great service at their Norwood location. We encourage you to read more about the testing and Marathon’s offering.
What is baseline testing? Baseline testing is a pre-season exam conducted by a trained health care professional. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms. Results from baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) can be used and compared to a similar exam conducted by a health care professional during the season if an athlete has a suspected concussion.
Baseline testing should take place during the pre-season—ideally prior to the first practice. It is important to note that some baseline and concussion assessment tools are only suggested for use among athletes ages 11 years and older.
How is baseline testing information used if an athlete has a suspected concussion? Results from baseline testing can be used if an athlete has a suspected concussion. Comparing post-injury test results to baseline test results can assist health care professionals in identifying the effects of the injury and making more informed return to school and play decisions.
Concussion Risk Assessment
Cost: $25/ athlete
Each athlete will undergo a two part assessment prior to participation in their sports
Part I - Evaluation by Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer. This involves a cervical assessment, neurological testing, balance testing and strength testing.
Part II - Computerized Neurocognitive test using IMPACT software. This 30 minute computer test measures the athlete’s brain function including memory, processing speed and reaction time.
In the event an athlete suffers what is deemed to be a concussion, he/she can schedule an appointment with Marathon PT to perform a clinical evaluation and take the IMPACT test again. Results will be measured against their baseline test to determine severity and help guide management and safe return to play. This initial visit is at no additional cost to the athlete.
Robert Barksdale, MS, PT, CMPT, ATC, CSCS
Director of Sports Medicine Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
99 Vanderbilt Ave. Norwood, MA 02062 Office: (781) 352-5400
For those of you who have registered, welcome to the 2014 lacrosse season, and welcome you to the Norwood Youth Lacrosse family. Registration was a huge success and it looks like we will have two teams at each level. The coaches will be meeting next week to go over some logistics and after that we will have more info for you. Now that we have registration out of the way we need to start prepping for the season.
As you all know programs like ours are run by volunteers. Without them the program falls apart. To be honest, to few have been doing to much for the last few years. In the next week we will be looking to fill the following positions.
Fund raising committee/ social event committee / booster - in years past we have had parents night out where we would meet and have a function that was geared towards raising money and getting to know one another. The last few years that has not happed because there were to few people doing to much. This year I want to make that happen again. I will be looking for two or three folks to help out here. This is not a huge commitment so please think about stepping up.
Coaches - with a large influx of kids we are going to have a need for assistant coaches. Our head coaching spots should be set. If you want to work with the kids, and your interested in learning more about lax, then contact me. We will be putting on a clinic for all of our coaches and we will mentor you. I don't know lacrosse is not a reason to not volunteer. We will get you up to speed.