You want your son or daughter to be healthy and happy as they pursue their love of sport; now you can help out on both counts.

What you need to know about concussions and the UFV Concussion Management Program:

  • Concussions cause a combination of temporary and permanent damage to the brain.
  • Cumulative effects of concussion have ended the careers of a number of amateur and professional athletes.
  • Concussion has been linked to earlier onset of disorders such as dementia.
  • When properly managed, the possibility of cumulative effects and lingering deficits can be dramatically decreased.
  • The UFV Concussion Management Program consists of baseline testing, and if a concussion occurs, a three-step graduated return to physical and cognitive activity.
  • Baseline testing is performed to provide a metric of an athlete's pre-injury functioning and is valid for a period of two years.
  • The function of the Program is not to clear an athlete to play, but to provide a concise summary of test results for physicians directly involved in case management. The goal is a safe return to play for the athlete, not to prevent them from further participation.
  • The only remedy for a concussion is TIME -- how much time can be determined by a precise and effective treatment strategy.
  • Dr. Gaetz, director of the program, is an internationally recognized expert in the study of cumulative effects of concussion.

Contact us today about getting your son or daughter involved in the program.

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