Here is what parents and coaches need to know when it comes to concussions in their young athletes.
• A concussion is a brain injury that affects how your brain works.
• A concussion can happen even if you haven’t been knocked unconscious.
• There was about a 60% increase in the estimated number of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries seen among young athletes during the past decade.
A Pre-Concussion Screening measures an athlete’s memory, attention, concentration, and problem-solving abilities. With this testing, we are able to determine the level of functionality prior to any brain injury. If an athlete then sustains a head injury, they would be re-evaluated within a few days after the injury and will receive subsequent follow-up testing as necessary.
After a concussion happens, it is important to measure how well your brain functions post-injury. Knowing this information can help your athlete get better, faster. We believe that it is an important step to concussion management that starts before the injury actually takes place. As a result, a valid Concussion Screening is the first step to effective concussion management.
We-Fix-U has become the hub of pre-concussion testing. Providing screening for Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse and Rugby players.