Concussion Management at Penn Charter

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the brain to shake. The shaking impairs the function of the brain, and not the structure of the brain. For this reason, a concussion cannot be detected with normal diagnostic testing (X-ray, MRI, CT Scan).

Team Approach to Management

At Penn Charter we employ a multidisciplinary team approach to management of concussion in our students. Our management team aims to provide smooth transition from injury to returning to academics and athletics. The team includes:

  • athletic trainer
  • school nurse
  • division director
  • divisional learning specialist

 

 

 

Penn Charter was named First Team, Safe Sport School by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) in 2015, the first school in the five county Philadelphia area to make First Team. The commendation comes because PC "acted on all required and recommended elements of the Safe Sports School Checklist. First Team schools have gone above and beyond to help ensure the safety of their student athletes," says NATA.

 

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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