Concussion Health, an online provider of education and tools for concussion management, announced that Hubbard Chiropractic Clinic, Newton, KS, has been designated a “Concussion Health Certified Center,” following the clinic’s successful completion of their competency based certification program. This certification signifies what is a growing trend for clinics like Dr. Hubbard’s who recognize the need to provide enhanced concussion management.
Dr. Sean Hubbard, like others in his field, studies and researches the latest in treatment protocols, science, and technology. As an example, he recently implemented “the Humac Balance System to objectively help in the diagnosis of balance problems often associated with concussion.” Balance, as has been determined, “is one of the three assessment pillars, along with cognitive testing and a symptom checklist for making safe return-to-play decisions following a head injury.”
Said Dr. Hubbard about concussions in general, “We do not only use our knowledge of concussion on athletes. Playground accidents, slips, falls and motor vehicle collisions are leading causes of concussion. There is a big focus on athletics and the concussions that happen on the practice and game field, but I also want people to understand it is not just athletes that are getting concussions.”
“Hubbard Chiropractic Clinic exemplifies our shared goal of improving the healthcare outcomes of athletes and their families through the use of best practices,” said Bridgett Wallace, Concussion Health CEO and co-founder. “As part of our commitment to our partners, we’ll provide the Hubbard Chiropractic Clinic staff members with a full year of clinical support.”
According to the CDC, this year, it’s expected that 1 in 10 athletes will experience a concussion. Also noteworthy, emergency room visits for most sports and recreation-related concussions (65%) involve youths, age 5–18.