Performance Optimal Health’s athletic trainers will be on site for all home games this season offering pre-game injury management and prevention, and will be available to answer any questions coaches, athletes, or parents may have. For any injuries that occur, the trainer will be there to immediately assess the injury, and then Performance will help the families facilitate and communicate with physicians and therapists if needed. The Performance team will be available to directly assist parents manage any injuries that happen to their children.
Injury Prevention and Management with Performance Optimal Health
Performance Optimal Health is partnering with Darien JR Football to provide on-field practice and game coverage for injury management, ImPACT concussion testing, as well as injury prevention screening for all athletes. Performance will also offer priority booking for all Darien JR Football athletes, allowing for same-day management of injuries. Performance will serve as an expert resource for both coaches and parents to ensure our athletes stay healthy, injury free, and perform at their best.
Injury prevention screens and same day injury management
The Injury prevention screening is a comprehensive assessment on range of motion, flexibility, strength, and movement proficiency in order to identify risk factors that may lead to injury or inhibit optimal performance. The specialists at Performance will conduct these screenings proactively and complimentary for all Darien JR Football athletes. Should your child sustain an injury, Performance offers priority booking, allowing for same-day management of injuries.
ImPACT Concussion Testing
Performance utilizes ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) as one of the resources to help better manage any possible head injuries.
ImPACT is a computerized concussion management tool utilized by medical professionals that allow athletes to take a baseline test prior to the start of the season and then take post-injury tests after sustaining any head injuries. The data from the tests will be used, in conjunction with Performance’s medical team's evaluations, to see where any neuro-cognitive changes may have occurred following a head injury. Performance's athletic trainers and physical therapists will use this data along with their clinical evaluations to better diagnose head injuries as well as to help better understand what areas of the brain may be impaired following a head injury. This is done by comparing the baseline test scores (your child's normal brain function) with post-injury test scores to see where any deficiencies may be.
Your Next Steps
If your child has had baseline screenings done within this year, we ask that you forward that information to Performance Optimal Health (contact and email below).
To schedule an injury prevention screening, ImPACT baseline testing or for any questions related to your child’s health, please contact Kevin Cota at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Performance Darien location. ImPACT testing only takes around 20-30 minutes and the cost is covered by DJFL. Injury prevention screens are complimentary to all Darien JR Football athletes. If your child needs on-going care related to an injury, the Performance team will review any costs associated with care prior to those appointments.
Below is a link for more information about Performance Optimal Health as well as ImPACT.
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