Reply To: Treatment intervals in treating concussion
I would highly recommend that you rugby player go through the return to play protocol.
Many concussions may show no signs of symptoms from doing vor Cancellation testing, horizontal and gaze testing as well horizontal sacchade testing.
They need to be thoroughly evaluated and progressed with non contact activity, physical exertion, hand eye coordination without contact before return play. Symptom free in the clinic does not gaurantee symptoms free on the field. I would suggest you download the SCAT 5. Hopefully the team or club she plays has a a return to play protocol. The last you want is second impact syndrome where death is possible. You may want to look up Rowan’s Law. Female rugby player hid her concussion symptoms. and died after receiving a second blow a week or two after the first one. http://www.sportphysio.ca/wp-content/uploads/SCAT-5.pdf.
Hope this helps.