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Baseline assessments to be performed on athletes for safety

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:23 am

Lindsey Thome, physical therapist, gives baseline assessment to MC R-1 football team

On August 1, the Monroe City Football team for the 2017-18 season met to take their baseline assessment in the high school computer lab. The test is given by Lindsey Thome, physical therapist. This year there was 57 players scheduled to take the assessment for the high school football team.
The assessment is given as a tool to be used if a player were to sustain a head injury. The assessment is not looked at unless it were to come back invalid. It is not an assessment used to decide if the player should play football but is kept to use as a comparison tool should the player sustain a head injury as a tool used to measure prior visual memory, verbal memory, reaction time and impulse control. This tool of the combined measurements is called objective monitoring and only able to monitor one symptom of head injuries.

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