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Can I Go Back In Coach?

Can this athlete return to play?

  • Measured Outcomes
  • Objective Decisions
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Concussion Managment

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Our facility uses the Biodex Concussion Management Program which brings together cognitive and functional objective assessment. Using accepted tools and best practices, this comprehensive program provides an off-site single-source solution for your athletes.


  • Concussion Management Education for coaches, players, parents and administrators.
  • Objective Pre-Season Baseline Testing of balance and neuro-cognitive function is used to identify any pre-existing conditions or for post-injury comparison.
  • Sideline Assessment protocol helps gather information at the time of the injury for symptoms, cognition and function. Sideline assessments is the cornerstone for identifying red flags that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Return-to-Play decisions area supported by evidence-based protocols.
  • HIPPA compliant post-injury Summary Report shows status, progress and outcomes of tests. Consistent with NCAA Guidelines

Consistant with NCAA Guidelines

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The Biodex Concussion Management Program

Is a comprehensive program to test and track athletes progress at all pre- and post-stages of a concussion. This program utilizes leading rehabilitative technology and diagnostic tools, taking the guess work out of when an athlete can safely return to play.


For athletic programs that lack the resources to fully implement a concussion program in-house, we offer cognitive and balance assessment, test result storage with objective documentation and medically-supported protocols.
a structured concussion management program utilizing best practices and state-of-the-art equipment to help answer the question, Can this athlete return to play?.



  • Graded Symptom Check List
  • Neuro-Cognitive Test
  • Clinical Test for Sensory Integration of Balance (mCTSIB) performed on the Biodex BioSway.


  • Graded Symptom Check List
  • Repeat neuro-cognitive test compared to baseline
  • Repeat mCTSIB compared to baseline
  • Review results and recommend best practice action plan
  • Access to Concussion Health for medically-supported discussion, if necessary


ABC Physical Therapy

60 Fleets Point Drive, Suite 2
W. Babylon, NY 11704 · Tel: 631-539-2629


RETURN-TO-PLAY DECISION Comparison of preseason and post-injury objective test results are reviewed in consultation with parents, athlete, physician and coaching staff (with permission), regarding return-to-play decision.

Facts About Concussions

In the US alone, more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually; high school and college football make up the highest percentage of those in jeopardy. All athletes, not limited to contact sports, have the potential to experience a concussion at some point during their careers.

Doctors at the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program, want athletes, coaches, trainers, team physicians and parents to know about new research data on concussion symptoms and the effects and dangers of returning concussed athletes to the playing field before the brain has had time to heal. The results of six separate research studies in major medical journals have revealed the following:

factHigh School Athletes are likely to have slower recovery than college-aged or older athletes and to be more susceptible to severe neurological deficits should they be re-injured during recovery.


factPost Concussive Symptoms can be quite subtle; coaches and athletes trainers often miss the diagnosis.


factAll Concussions cause significant and sustained neurological impairments in information processing speed, problem solving, planning and memory…impairments are worse with multiple concussions.


factAmnesia, NOT LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, may be the main indicator of concussion severity and predictor of post-injury, long term neurological problems. Research shows an athlete can have severeconcussion without losing consciousness.

Coach and Player in Locker Room One in 10 Athletes who play contact sports sustain a Concussion each year.

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