Protect Athletes From the Secondary Effects of a Concussion BEFORE the Injury Happens!
Our concussion management program uses your athletes own preseason baseline scores to help them recover as quickly and safely as possible. By enrolling in Concussion Management before the season, you are ensuring that if the athlete does sustain a concussion, they will have the best possible care to guide them through the recovery process.
With our concussion management program and our detailed evaluation methods, you as a coach or parent, won’t have to guess when an athlete is ready to return to sport. You will know for a fact that when he or she is cleared to begin activity again, they are truly ready to do so and not going to sustain an unnecessary secondary injury. As a coach, you will receive updates on your athletes recovery each step of the way -peace of mind that their health is taken care of.
The Competitive Edge Concussion Management Program is a one year enrollment in our program. This means our price includes your baseline test, and all of the follow up care and return to play guidance needed. There is no additional price if the athlete does sustain a concussion, ( or more than one). Better yet – we will help you in your recovery regardless of if you sustained the concussion in the sport you enrolled with, an additional sport or team, or even a concussion unrelated to sport activity!
Professional Concussion Management Clinic Based in Calgary
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body.
The blow can come from another person, a piece of equipment or the playing surface
Competitive Edge Concussion Management Protocol
We provide Concussion Management to Sports Teams and Individual Athletes looking to protect themselves in the event that they do sustain a head injury during their sport or activity. The Competitive Edge Concussion Management Protocol has been designed to reflect the best practices recommended by leading experts in the field. We are currently the largest and most experienced provider of concussion management in Calgary. Our Concussion Management Program works with athletes and sports organizations to minimize the cumulative effects of head injuries in sport. Research has indicated that repeated concussions can have serious repercussion later in life, particularly if recovery is not properly managed. Our mission is to minimize the cumulative effects of head injuries in sport through prompt and proper recognition and treatment.
Baseline Testing to Measure Various Thinking Processes for Sports Teams and Individual Athletes
We provide pre-season baseline testing and thorough and individualized follow up care for any head injury that may occur within the one year enrollment in the Concussion Management Program. Baseline Testing consists of a preseason “Sideline Concussion Assessment Tool “(SCAT3) which is a questionnaire and assessment completed with an examiner as well as a detailed computer based neurocognitive test that measures memory, reaction speed and various thinking processes”
The purpose of the preseason baseline testing is to give us an idea of how that athlete’s brain works on a day to day basis. We keep these scores on file and if the athlete does sustain a concussion, we use it to help ensure he has returned to the same level of brain function he had prior to the injury before returning to sport. In the event of an injury or suspected injury, the athlete or parent can simply contacts us (email or phone call). We will book them an appointment to come and see an athletic therapist as soon as possible.
Tracking Symptoms & Providing Ongoing Guidance for Concussion Management
After leaving the clinic we will track the athlete’s symptoms and provide ongoing guidance between appointments to help them through the recovery process. In assistance with this, we help to educate the parents, coaches, and athletes about the basics of a concussion and what to watch out for.
- Cowboys ( Grey and Navy teams)
- Cochrane Lions
- Airdire Raiders
- Okotoks Eagles
- Cochrane Lions
- Airdire Raiders
- Okotoks Big Rock Bengals
Ernest Manning High School Football and Rugby
Centennial High School Football, Rugby, plus additional athletes
Chestermere High School Football
WH Croxford High School Football
… and many additional individual athletes!
The below prices provide unlimited concussion management for a one year enrollment
$50 – $65 per athlete
$50 – $80 per athlete
$80 -100 per athlete
Group Testing will take approximately 2 hours so please plan according and come prepared to stay for duration of testing. Parents are welcome to leave and come back to pick their child up. We strive to keep time between the SCAT3 and the computer testing to a minimum however there may be short durations of unoccupied time during the 2 hours session. There will be supervision of the group but if you are concerned that your child may require additional supervision we encourage you to remain at the testing site for the duration.
Directions to the location of testing. Please note that the location of testing may change from event to event so please ensure you know the location of testing prior to that day. Competitive Edge staff may not be available via phone to provide directions, as we are often on location performing baseline testing. A signed copy of the Parent and Athlete Understanding and Agreement. This should be read and signed by both a parent and the athlete.
- If you feel it is necessary, proceed to a medical facility of your choosing.
- When the situation is not emergent, please contact Competitive Edge as soon as possible. We would like to book you an evaluation in the clinic for as soon as possible and help guide you in the best way to recover from your injury as quickly and safely as possible.
- We strive to book these evaluations for as soon as possible but if there is a small amount of wait time between the injury and your appointment, please read the Concussion Do’s and Don’ts document to learn the best way to rest before your appointment at Competitive Edge.