Barnesville High School in coordination with Barnesville Hospital is offering a program to Prevent Post Concussion Syndrome in High School Athletes. In July, the Barnesville High School football team began the process by participating in a free baseline concussion assessment. This program was made possible by a grant through Multiplan, Inc. This grant will allow for optimal injury recovery and help to prevent unnecessary traumatic brain injury for area athletes.
“Each year more than 60,000 high school athletes sustain a concussion,” said Dr. Shaun Roe, Morristown Family Practice Center. “It is important for area athletes to receive an evaluation which will assist to determine if a concussion has occurred and when it is safe to return to play their sport. We are grateful to MultiPlan for providing funding to assist us to evaluate and monitor concussions for area high school athletes.”
Mark Cook, Barnesville High School Athletic Director, worked with Dr. Roe to implement the concussion management testing. Dr. Roe will provide consultation to the Athletic Directors and coaches at area schools regarding the implementation of the Concussion Management System.
“The proper evaluation of concussions in high school athletes are an increasing concern,” said Cook. “This program will provide high school athletes access to what is rapidly becoming the standard of care to evaluate and monitor concussions. We are grateful to offer this comprehensive program at no charge to our athletes.”
School districts participating in the MultiPlan concussion management grant though Barnesville Hospital include Barnesville Village Exempted School District, Union Local School District, and Switzerland of Ohio School District.