About Our Program
By combining education and preseason testing with a comprehensive concussion clinic, we are creating awareness, prevention strategies and structured return to play protocols for sports-related injuries. Our approach, using the enhanced CCATP, addresses the adequacy of the standard teaching formats. Using the novel, web-based module, we will provide educational material to the athletes via an engaging, interactive platform.
The comprehensive concussion clinic will provide retesting following an injury, return to learn and return to play protocols
that are individualized for each athlete and many medical specialists including a concussion trained vestibular physical therapist, a neurosurgeon and a behavior health specialist.
The CCATP web tool will allow us to assess an athlete’s knowledge and ability to recognize concussion symptoms and to determine the impact of the educational format, content and presentation. With this approach we will empower athletes directly with the knowledge and awareness to reduce the barriers to identify and seek treatment for concussive injuries.
Education may not prevent concussions from occurring, but it will improve concussion awareness and the recognition that immediate treatment and standardized follow-up protocols will improve the outcomes of student athletes that suffer concussions. The CCATP is a novel, impactful tool that will be utilized to shape a culture of concussion education and awareness in the south Alabama region and beyond.