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Getting athletes back on the field after concussions

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 08, 2013 May 8, 2013 Wednesday, May 08 2013 May 08, 2013 9:25 AM in Daily Headlines - Local
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE- New technology is changing the way physical therapist and doctors treat and track concussions for student athletes.

Using cognitive tests and balance measurements, Certified Athletic Trainers can get hard data on patients who have suffered a concussion and that can help doctors make a better decision on when the athlete is ready to return to play.

On News 2 at 10 News 2's Rob Krieger shows how Athletic Trainers are using the new technology, paired with sport specific rehab, to get players back on the field.

 

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