Free App Allows Users to Assess, Report and Track Concussion Injuries
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO – March 26, 2018 – Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) announced the launch of its new Concussion Tracker app for iOS and Android devices. The Concussion Tracker supports communication between sports, schools, parents and healthcare practitioners, keeping everyone up to date when a concussion occurs and throughout the recovery process.
Lack of communication is recognized as a common barrier to injury reporting and effective concussion management. Several studies cite the need for increased communication to improve concussion care, monitor recovery and facilitate return to activity protocols.1,2,3
“There are so many people that need to be informed if an injury occurs and at each stage of recovery,” said Dr. Cameron Marshall, DC, President, CCMI. “Many people have a significant role to play in achieving full recovery, and communication is key. The Concussion Tracker app allows every stakeholder to be on the same page.”
The free mobile application allows users to report suspected concussions to a licensed healthcare professional and track return to learn and play status as well as send updates at each stage of recovery.
Coaches, trainers, and teachers can:
- Assess and report suspected concussions directly to trained healthcare practitioners.
- Access concussion training materials with sport-specific exercises and restrictions at each recovery stage.
- Stay informed about recovery progress and milestones for all athletes/students under their guidance.
- Send regular updates to and receive clearance notifications from treating healthcare practitioners.
Patients/athletes and parents can:
- Find clinics and book appointments directly from the app.
- Provide regular updates to treating healthcare practitioners such as ongoing symptoms, concerns, workload and school progress, among others
- Access concussion records at any partnered Complete Concussion Management clinic worldwide.
About Complete Concussion Management Inc.
Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) provides comprehensive evidence-based concussion training and education to multidisciplinary healthcare practitioners as well as the Concussion Sideline Course to coaches, trainers and teachers to inform how to understand, recognize, and safely manage a concussed athlete. The network of recognized clinics and trained practitioners offer accessible care to manage concussions and can co-manage patients with local family doctors and advanced care specialists. CCMI has a proven track record of developing and implementing concussion policies and programs for local, provincial, and national sports associations across Canada. For more information, visit www.completeconcussions.com.
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1 Kasamatsu et al. Examining Academic Support After Concussion for the Adolescent Student-Athlete: Perspectives of the Athletic Trainer. J Athl Train. 2016 Feb; 51(2): 153–161. Available at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4852321.
2 Broglio, Steven P. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Management of Sport Concussion. J Athl Train. 2014 Mar-Apr; 49(2): 245–265. Available at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3975780.
3 Kroshus, et al. Concussion under-reporting and pressure from coaches, teammates, fans, and parents. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jun; 134: 66–75. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4651185.