MAYO CLINIC SPORTS MEDICINE LAUNCHES MX RETURN TO RIDE PROGRAM:
Baseline Concussion Testing Available at Memorial Day Weekend Event
Mayo Clinic is launching a program to help motocross riders return to racing safely after a concussion. Similar programs are already used by other sports such as hockey and football; they guide athletes step-by-step through their recovery and return to competition.
The Return to Ride Program helps riders avoid the possibly serious consequences of repeat concussions before the brain has healed from a concussive injury.
Young athletes are at even greater risk for these consequences, including negative effects on learning ability, increased recovery time from future concussions, and sometimes even permanent disability or death.
Baseline concussion testing is one tool that helps health care providers know when an athlete’s brain has healed enough for them to safely return to their sport.
Baseline concussion testing will be available during the 2011Millville Super Series Memorial Day Weekend Event. Come visit us on the 2nd floor of the Registration Building on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th from 9 am to 7 pm.
For more information, please contact Amy at 507-269-9147 or e-mail email@example.com.