OWSL ANNOUNCES BASELINE CONCUSSION TESTING FOR ALL OWSL ATHLETES
The OWSL announced at its 2015 AGM on Saturday 5th December that it will be offering Concussion baseline testing to all OWSL athletes along with Concussion recognition for team coaches and staff.
The OWSL has partnered with LifeMark Health to offer this base line testing at no cost to the player, team or club.
Life mark offers concussion management support from full-service healthcare clinics across the province. This is a priority for the OWSL to ensure every athlete is tested we know you will agree that this can only benefit our members.
Lifemark already works with many sport organizations across the country and more than anything, they would like to help support our league and districts with how to prepare for a concussion. This includes pre-season ImPACT baseline testing and free concussion awareness education. In the unfortunate event a concussion occurs, they can work with your athletes to develop a customized active recovery and treatment plan, and help assess and treat the cognitive, physical and behavioural symptoms.
For the baseline testing, ImPACT test is a very help tool in the overall concussion management process. Any extra bit of information our clinicians have, particularly, objective information, the more it will benefit the athlete and help to track and manage this injury.
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