Sport Concussion Management Protocol
Bellarmine's Sport Concussion Management Protocol has been developed over the last several years, and is derived from the most recent literature on sport-related concussions. Bellarmine has worked closely with the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control, Lystedt Law, and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.
Clinical research has shown that an athlete’s balance and/or cognitive functioning are often depressed following a concussion--even in the absence of self-reported symptoms. It has been demonstrated that it typically takes anywhere from 3-10 days for an athlete to return to his or her normal state following a concussion. However, in some cases (<10%), athletes can experience post-concussion symptoms in which the symptoms last beyond 3 weeks.
See the full Concussion Management Protocol here.
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