to a grant from the Arkansas Children's Hospital Robinson Middle and
High School athletes were given a neuro-cognitive test Tuesday that
shows what level their brain is functioning.
This is then used as a comparison if a player suffers a concussion in order to show how the brain is operating so doctor's can treat the student athlete's accordingly.
"In the past we have had problems with concussions," said Erin Harmon the athletic trainer for the school.
"Which is why we want to be proactive this year, make sure we have great equipment that fits the kids right, but also so that we have the baseline testing and assess concussions in the future and make sure we're treating them correctly," she said.
Concussions are getting a lot of attention lately as more research links them to future side effects such as depression, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.