2019-2020 PMHA Concussion Testing Sign-up
CONCUSSION TESTING INFORMATION FOR 2019 – 2020 SEASON
Hello PMHA players and parents,
For 2019-2020 season Archway Sports & Health Services in consultation with Dr. Gary Barwitzki will be again providing us with preseason concussion baseline testing as well as assisting us with monitoring all concussion cases for the upcoming season. Some important items are below so please take time to read through and contact me with any questions.
Archway will be providing 5 open Concussion Baseline Testing sessions between April 16th to May 21st 2019. These sessions and times are listed below. We will be opening a sign up genius in the next few days on the PMHA Website so please keep your eye open for this. Similar to last year in order to sign up for these sessions you will need to go into the link and sign up online. We are hoping by getting these out early we can give everyone time to get in an get them done before summer holidays as well as it gives all those player over the age of 13 time to complete the computer portion prior to tryouts.
All Sessions will run Tuesdays from 2pm till 6pm
April 16th, April 30th, May 7th, May 14th, & May 21st
Location: Archway Sports & Health Service 4-4130 Glenview Road, Petrolia, ON
Cost: Under 13 is $45.00 13 and over (including computer testing) is $55.00
You can still schedule a private appointment outside of these but every player Atom age and above for the 2019-2020 season must have all of their testing complete prior to stepping on the ice for PMHA tryouts. There will be no acceptations.
New this year upon arrival you will be ask to complete a medical release form. As PMHA moves forward to refine and better manage concussions and post-concussion treatment we need Archway Sports & Health Services to be able to notify us when a player has made an appointment with them to be assessed for a concussion. This will also make things easier to communicate with the organization when clearing a player to return to play. This communication is vital to make sure we are looking after our PMHA players so they can return to play hockey but also return to school and life outside of hockey.
Another important update to how PMHA will be handling concussions and return-to-play starting in the 2019-2020 season will be how we allow players to return to play and who we will be accepting these return to play letters from. We recognize that the organization has accepted letters from player’s family physicians and parents in the past. These will no longer be accepted going forward. We will only be accepting return to play letters from Archway Sports & Health Services who in close consultation with Dr. Gary Barwitzki can use the baseline testing, computer testing, and personal appointments to best recognize the speed at which a player is able to return to play.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Concussion Protocol Coordinator - PMHA
Archway - Petrolia