Concussion Management

If a student-athlete is suspected of having or has been diagnosed with a concussion, please refer to the following information to guide you through the treatment and Return To Play (RTP) process.

  1. As per The Safety in Youth Sports Act and Franklin Regional School Policy, any student-athlete suspected of having or diagnosed with a concussion must be examined by a licensed physician and/or a neuro-psychologist trained in the evaluation and management of concussion.

  2. Copies of any Academic/Activity modifications obtained from the treating physician's office must be turned into the athletic trainers and the nurse.

  3. Post-Concussion Testing can be completed at the high school at the request of the treating physician.

  4. A multistage gradual exertion program should be completed prior to full participation. This program should include the following levels: mild, moderate and heavy aerobic exertion, light contact(if appropriate), and a full practice.

  5. Click here for a Concussion Informational Handout

 



Local Concussion Clinics

Allegheny Health Network Concussion Clinic

412-359-3895
(Dr Joseph Dougherty - Monroeville Office)


Excela Sports Medicine Concussion Center


UPMC Concussion Concussion Center