Ballston Spa is Focused on Concussion Prevention
"A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Although most people recover fully after a concussion, how quickly they improve depends on many factors. These factors include how severe their concussion was, their age, how healthy they were before the concussion, and how they take care of themselves after the injury."
Cited from Center for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/feel_better.html
With the use of improved evaluation, symptom recognition and neurocognitive testing combined with education for coaches, athletes, parents and teachers Ballston Spa hopes to diminish the risks that concussions can bring to students.
IMPACT Testing - Impact Testing added to Concussion Management Team’s ability to provide safe conditions for Ballston Spa Athletes.
Concussions: Information Sheet for parents and students - click here