Concussions Are A Leading Epidemic
In School Sports
According to data collected by the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program,
- Between 1.7 and 3 million sports and recreation- related concussions happen each year
- 5-10 concussions go unreported or undetected
- 2 in 10 high- school athletes who play contact sports will suffer a concussion this year.
In addition to sustaining a concussion, the possibility of developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is another risk when the athlete is exposed to repeated non-concussive head injuries. It is important to determine each athlete’s rate of vulnerability for CTE by evaluating their past exposure to brain trauma.
A baseline test refers to neurocognitive testing under normal conditions before injury
At Concussion Management of New York (CMNY), we offer a comprehensive