Sports-Related Concussions on the Rise
Sports related concussions are on the rise among high school athletes. One in four has suffered from a concussion according to an article in U.S. News. Many athletes want to return to play as soon as possible after a head injury, but it may be unclear when they can safely return to play. Those decisions are not black and white. Athletes can experience ongoing symptoms of: brain fog, lack of focus and concentration, anxiety/depression, headaches, fatigue, balance and coordination issues and other symptoms due to their injury. Returning to play too soon can be detrimental.
WAVi EEG brain scanning technology can measure brain imbalances associated with trauma. By objectively measuring the electrical activity in the brain, the scans illustrate a clear picture of brain function in real time. If imbalances are seen, treatment recommendations can be given to help the athlete recover. WAVi is a useful tool to aid in decisions regarding an athlete’s safe return to play status.
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