How pre-screening can help youth athletes with concussions

CQL Concussion Testing

-Richmond, VA CBS 6, Sheltering Arms, and Chesterfield Quarterback League team up to build awareness for Concussion in youth athletes!


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Central Virginia’s largest and oldest youth football league is working to educate parents and coaches on the prevention, diagnosis and quick treatment of concussions, one of the biggest concerns for football organizations across the country.

Through a partnership with Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers, The Chesterfield Quarterback League is allowing therapists to conduct baseline testing for all CQL players who wish to participate.

Basic baseline testing assesses a young athlete’s brain functioning and normal levels of balance prior to an injury. It provides information that can be compared with results of similar assessments in the event of a suspected concussion during the season.

While the initial testing is performed by a therapist, follow-up testing can be performed by anyone with knowledge of the athlete’s test results.

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Prescreening Concussions