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