Carrabassett Valley Academy Solves Challenge of Multiple Student-Athletes in Multiple Locations with “Gold Standard” Mobile-Based Concussion Management System
(Newswire.net — July 24, 2016) National Harbory, MD — Bode Miller, Seth Wescott, Emily Cook and many other professional winter sports athletes hail from Carrabassett Valley Academy, which recently added a new twist to their award-winning school for skiers and snowboarders — advanced concussion management with XLNTbrain Sport™.
According to Tristy Wolfe, head athletic trainer for the winter sports academy located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, the online concussion management tool provides greater ability to test and monitor the college prep student-athletes regardless of their location.
“Our kids come from across the country and internationally, and travel extensively so XLNTbrain allows me to remotely test, review the incidents, monitor symptoms, provide data to the team doctor almost instantly which is a big reason for adding this system,” Wolfe said. “Additionally, now our athletes can do the pre-season baseline testing from home, so we can get everyone in the system before they begin training.”itor symptoms and
“Before XLNTbrain, I used both computerized and paper based tests and tools that I had to assemble and integrate to manage concussions,” Wolfe said. “But XLNTbrain has all the neuro-cog testing, mobile detection, symptom tracking and recovery protocol all built into one system. Another exciting feature is after symptoms are entered, XLNTbrain generates a return-to-academics plan that can be presented to the teachers.”
Founded in 1983, Carrabassett Valley Academy was recently named the 2016 Club of the Year, and the 2016 Snowboarding Club of the Year, by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body of skiing and snowboarding. These two Gold Awards are the highest honors given by USSA to recognize the best clubs, coaches, athletes, and volunteers in the industry for outstanding performance while representing the vision, mission, and core values of USSA.
XLNTbrain Sport™, dubbed the “Gold standard” in recent news reports from the USA Today and ABC News,incorporates the best-practices and standards established by industry organizations such as the National Athletic Trainers Association and American Academy of Neurology. Other features include:
- Video education including a digital quiz to document both learning and compliance.
- Neuro-cognitive baseline testing that includes an emotional reactivity component
- Balance testing included at baseline through post-injury recovery
- Smartphone mobile sideline assessment app
- Return-to-play recovery protocol
- Automated reporting to parents, and designated medical personnel
Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) provides college preparatory academics along with competitive ski and snowboard training. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), CVA’s college preparatory curriculum serves student-athletes from 7th grade through the post-high school graduate year. For more information, call (207) 237-2250, email email@example.com or visit www.gocva.com.
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