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Concussions

What is a Concussion?
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I think I may have a concussion. Should I report it? Click here to see why.

California state law requires that any athlete who is suspected of concussion be removed from play for the remainder of the day (Click here and here to learn more about the law). In addition, a written note of clearance from an MD or a DO must be received in order to resume activity. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has by-laws consistent with these mandates. 
     San Luis Sports Therapy provides Nipomo High School with concussion management protocols that are in compliance with the state law, and are based on the most recent medical research and best-practice recommendations. If a student athlete should sustain a brain injury, the AT and physician will work together to make sure the athlete takes all steps necessary to return to sport safely, including a 7 day, graduated exertion return to play protocol.

With the growing awareness of concussions and the dangers associated, now more than ever there are multiple resources available to you. Click on the links provided to learn more about concussion detection, research, management, and more.

Concussion fact sheets for athletes and parents. 

A printable concussion fact sheet for parents.

Provides the latest information on concussion management and research.

ImPACT Concussion Testing
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most-widely used computerized concussion evaluation program.