With all eyes on the World Cup, concussions among athletes are once again receiving a lot of attention. In yesterday's match between USA and Germany, teammates Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya both returned to the game following a head-to-head collision. This left many wondering about the possibility that they sustained concussions and the associated ramifications of their injuries.
Athletes at every level are vulnerable to injuries. Because concussions are injuries to the brain, they can be particularly serious. The Total Concussion Care Program
at Sheltering Arms is dedicated to the comprehensive management and treatment of concussions, beginning with baseline testing to help athletes determine their normal levels of balance and brain functioning. The baseline testing provides important information, which can be compared with results of similar assessments in the event of a suspected concussion during the season. The clinical professionals at Sheltering Arms also specialize in managing concussions through complete recovery, focusing on both the physical and cognitive effects, and helping athletes return to sports, school, work and other daily activities.
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