Using ProAct's Concussion Action Plan (CAP), athletes and their
athletes and their families can find local concussion healthcare specialists to examine and treat an injury.
Treatment includes but not limited to:
Comprehensive medical screen including specialized testing such as CAT scan and MRI if warranted
In-office concussion 'injury' testing (to be compared to the non-injury Baseline Test)
Progressive exertion testing – usually administered by a trained physical therapist
If an athlete continues to play untreated or does not receive proper medical intervention, they are susceptible to Second-Impact Syndrome. ‘SIS’ is the result of recurrent brain trauma that can lead to long term neurological problems and even death. No doubt about it, concussions are serious - but when handled properly, an athlete can return quickly and safely to sport.