To prevent injuries, promote rehabilitation and accelerate your return to activity, we have developed the following programs and policies:
- Online rehabilitation programs
- Lower body injury prevention exercise program
- Concussion policy and procedures
You are responsible for reporting injuries and illnesses to your team’s athletic trainer, including medical or musculoskeletal problems.
Your athletic trainer will determine if you can continue your sport and will arrange for follow-up appointments with the sports medicine specialist/team physician or other UHS provider, as needed. Your athletic trainer will also develop a treatment program to optimize your rehabilitation. You will be able to return to activity when we believe you are capable of protecting yourself from additional injury.
Concussion is a significant brain injury resulting from head or body trauma, that can significantly impact your health and well-being. The symptoms can be immediate or take several minutes, hours or even days to fully appear.
Our Athletic Medicine staff is trained to evaluate and manage this injury, to prevent psychosocial consequences. Our services include comprehensive assessment, design of an individualized return to play process and arrangement of any necessary academic accommodations with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Office of Disability Services.
Learn more about concussions, including signs and symptoms of a concussion, and implications for recovery by reviewing: