Now that football has started up again, our athletic trainers are not in the clinic as much, and instead are out at their schools covering athletic events. One of the big things that will keep them busy this fall is screening athletes for concussions.
I just wanted to write something to remind people that concussions and head injuries have the chance to become very serious, and it is important to pay close attention to these situations. If an athlete has suffered a head injury, then he or she should not return to the game, even if it seems like he or she is fine a few minutes later. They need to be checked out and cleared by a medical professional to prevent further damage.
Our athletic trainers are awesome and very knowledgeable so it is great to have them out on the field when injuries happen, but they can't be at every event. Therefore, it is on all of us as coaches and parents also to make sure we are protecting these young athletes so that they do not have a more serious injury.
Please feel free to contact our clinic if you have any questions.
Posted 2:30 PM