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Lisa Moore, ATC

Return to Play After a Concussion

Sports Medicine

Unfortunately concussions do occur and we need some guidelines in place in order to protect the athlete and make sure they truly are ready to return to activity. Before allowing those with concussions to return to sport, we must ensure they are symptom free for at least 24 hours. This is done by a symptom inventory and the patient must self report how they are feeling. It is incredibly important that the patient is honest with themselves, and the clinician at this time to make sure we truly are symptom free and not just anxious to return to activity. As athletic trainers we do an activity progression that allows them to build back up to what level of activity they … Continue reading

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