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Certified Athletic Trainers, Coaches Turn to Baseline Testing for Concussions

Wednesday, May 25, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bobbie Jo Hill
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Certified Athletic Trainers, Coaches Turn to Baseline Testing for Concussions
Concussions take a hit; Trainers warn of serious condition teen athletes often ignore

The mysterious world of concussions stared right back at him in a lifeless daze. He can't reveal the player's name, but Starpoint trainer Brian Healy remembers every detail from this horror-movie scene.

Two years ago, an Amherst player was hit in the head during a soccer game against Starpoint. He appeared to be fine. He came off the ground joking, laughing. When Healy asked him a series of post-trauma questions, he answered all with ease, then took a seat on the bench with a jacket draped over his shoulders. Some simple rest was all he needed.


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