York Community High School
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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Some athletes experience issues with balance following a concussion. The source of this imbalance may be the inner ears. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. The majority of imbalance conditions can be helped through vestibular rehabilitation. The goal of treatment is to minimize dizziness, improve balance and prevent falls by restoring normal function of the vestibular system.

 

What to Expect

Our specially trained team of clinicians will develop an individualized treatment plan that includes exercises to strengthen posture, gait and components of the balance system, such as eyes, ears and legs. During the treatment process, a home exercise program may be designed and implemented specific to the tolerance, physical condition and diagnosis of each patient. These exercises are designed to retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system, helping the athletes to become desensitized to movements that provoke symptoms and strengthen muscles.

 

Call NovaCare Rehabilitation for more information about vestibular rehabilitation:

630-279-4852

Concussion

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C3 Permission Form

 

York Community High School is currently implementing an innovative program for our student-athletes.  This program will assist our team physicians/athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussion).  In order to better manage concussions sustained by our student-athletes, we have acquired a software system called C3LogixC3Logix is a multi-domain iPad based sytem utilized in many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country to successfully assess and manage concussions.  If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, C3Logix is used to help determine the areas impacted by the injury and help determine when the injury has fully healed.   

 

The multi domain exam is given to athletes before beginning contact sport practice or competition.  This non-invasive test is set up in “video-game” type format and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.  It is simple, and actually many athletes enjoy the challenge of taking the test. Essentially, the C3Logix test is a preseason physical of the brain.  It tracks information such as balance, visual acuity, memory, reaction time, processing speed, and concentration.

 

If a concussion is suspected, the athlete will be required to re-take the test.  Unique data visualizations are used to compare preseason and post-injury test data, and all information is made available to our organization, and our medical staff for evaluation of injury. The test data will enable these health professionals to determine when return-to-play is appropriate and safe for the injured athlete.  If an injury of this nature occurs to your child, you will be promptly contacted with all the details.

 

I wish to stress that the C3Logix testing procedures are non-invasive, and they pose no risks to your student-athlete.  We are excited to implement this program given that it provides us the best available information for managing concussions and preventing potential brain damage that can occur with multiple concussions. The York administration, coaching, and athletic training staffs are striving to keep your child’s health and safety at the forefront of the student athletic experience.  Please return the attached page with the appropriate signatures. If you have any further questions regarding this program please feel free to contact us at 630-617-2499.

 

Post-Concussion Consent Form

EFFECTIVE SEMPTEMBER 1, 2016 the IHSA mandates all students and parents must sign the Post-Concussion Consent Form before being cleared for complete return to play to sport.

 

IHSA Post-Concussion Consent Form

Concussion Resources

The Illinois High School Association and National Athletic Trainers' Association have many resources available regarding the diagnosis, management and treatment of sport related concussion.

 

IHSA Concussion Resources

 

NATA Concussion Resources

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Five Myths About Concussions

Although many people have an idea of what a concussion is, there are still many myths surrounding this injury. Click on the link below to read the 5 most common myths still associated with concussions. As always, if you suspect your son or daughter is displaying signs of a concussion follow up with the athletic trainers or a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois. 

http://www.kcrg.com/subject/sports/school-sports-five-myths-about-concussions-20140715

For more information specific to Illinois and the IHSA: House Bill 200

Please contact the Athletic Trainers if you would like a copy of our concussion management protocol

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Friedland, Leah
Athletic Trainer
Wilkins, Stephanie
Athletic Trainer