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Why athletes need ATs – Neurocognitive Testing

14 Feb

Why do athletes or athletic departments or teams need the services of an athletic trainer?  This will be a series of articles attempting to examine the unique and important roles that athletic trainers play in the lives of the people that they care for.

Neuro-Cognitive Testing

Public awareness of concussions has risen dramatically in the past few years.  This is largely thanks in part to the athletic training community, neuropsychologists, the NFL and the discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).  NFL has partnered with the NATA in a campaign to raise awareness, educate and prevent mismanagement of concussions.  It is difficult to go a week and not hear a story or report about concussions on ESPN or the major networks.

Public awareness of neurocognitive testing has risen also.  Continue reading