Millions of concussions occur yearly in sports and recreation related activities. While most of these injuries resolve without complication within a few weeks, it can take months or longer for an athlete to fully recover. Time and patience are essential, but there are other steps that can be taken to promote a healthy recovery. So Cover Your BASES.
Baseline and Post-Injury Testing
Computerized neurocognitive testing has become a cornerstone of concussion management. When used properly, it can contribute important information about an athlete's injury and healing process. An important component is the baseline test. With a baseline, healthcare providers can determine whether that particular athlete has had a change in their thinking abilities. However, decisions about return to play should not be based solely on the results of neurocognitive testing, but in the context of a thorough workup.
Access to Qualified Professionals
Concussions are serious injuries that should be treated by healthcare providers who are experienced with their management. Our program integrates all of the major medical systems in the area so that no matter which insurance plan an athlete has, there is a group of providers they can count on.
A program is only as good as the support the participants receive during their participation. Our healthcare providers are available to answer questions, solve problems, and assist in concussion program development and policy making throughout a team's tenure with us.
Parents, athletes, and coaches all must know how to identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion and what to do if they suspect an athlete has had a concussion. Teams that participate in our program receive in-person education training programs.
Supplemental Health Insurance
We work exclusively with Wells Fargo's Play It Safe program to provide secondary health insurance to athletes. Concussion related expenses not covered by the athlete's primary insurance, can be submitted to the secondary insurance thereby reducing the financial burden that medical expenses can create. Learn more.
Concussions are serious and can have devastating consequences.
It's important to Cover Your BASES!