Deciding when an athlete who has had a concussion is ready to return to a contact
sport is often difficult for even experienced athletic trainers, team physicians,
coaches, and family doctors. Parents rely on the judgment of these professionals.
Neuropsychological consultation with objective cognitive testing provides invaluable
expert support to these professionals.
Knowing that symptoms have fully cleared and cognitive testing is back to baseline
provides the best assurance that the student athlete is ready to return to full
contact without undue risk of complications.
By providing a state-of-the-art program with clear guidelines that support timely
and safe return to play, school administrators, athletic departments, and families
can feel greater confidence in these decisions.