“Research has shown that individuals who have had a previous concussion, who play games (as opposed to practice) and engage in contact sports all increase the risk of concussion.”

Dr. Kathryn Schneider, University of Calgary

The patented CAP technology and RAM machine from CAP Corp. has been clinically validated to test the risk of sustaining a concussion by the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering following a research project conducted by Dr. Hossein Rouhani, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta.

Returning to sport too soon poses a significant risk of suffering secondary concussion syndrome. The current return to play protocols are highly reliant on the the athlete feeling better and no longer experiencing the concussion symptoms. However, the rates of secondary concussion syndrome are very high using this protocol. Why is that? One reason is that, the brain has healed but there are underlying neurological impairments that will affect the ability of the neck muscles to contract properly if the athlete is impacted soon after they return to sport.

Once concussion symptoms have disappeared the athlete should have their neck musculature and brain health tested before they return to sport. We also recommend they take the Brain Gauge and Symptom_Tree tests. These tests will uncover symptoms that may still be lingering but the athlete may have gotten “used to” and do not recognize as concussion related symptoms e.g. ringing in their ears, eye fatigue, reduced ability to judge distance, and/or increased irritability.

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