Neuropsychological Consultation: Concussion Management

concussion“No player should return to play on the same day he was injured, and no player should return to play without an individualized return-to-play care plan supervised by a brain injury specialist”

Michael Sefton, Ph.D.

It is now well known that rest is the key to recovery following a sports-related concussion. Massachusetts now requires parents, athletes, and coaches to have education about the impact of concussion.  School nurses tend to be the front line advocates for these programs in the public schools.  They do it all including the counseling and supervision of post-injury testing.  Post-injury testing and concussion support is available at the Concussion Assessment and Management Program that may bring to light subtle neurocognitive signs of lingering concussion.  Athletes should be symptom free for 7-10 days prior to beginning a return-to-play plan.  Contact Dr. Sefton for assistance with managing return to play, return to school and return to work when recovering from concussion.

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