We practice in adherence with Colorado State Law (Senate Bill 11-040), CHSAA by-laws, Panorama Outreach Concussion Protocol, and Jefferson County High Schools policy when managing concussions.
1. After a suspected concussion, athletes must see a doctor for re-evaluation.
**Our team doctor, Dr. Micheal or Dr. Kopp can see them quickly:
Centura Sports Medicine: 720-321-8920
2. After the doctor clears them to begin a gradual return to play and the athlete is asymptomatic, the athletic trainer monitors the gradual 5-day return to play process.
a. Day 1: light aerobic activity
b. Day 2: increased aerobic and sport specific activity
c. Day 3 non contact practice
d. Day 4 full contact practice
e. Day 5- full return to play (game play)
Lakewood High School has a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to managing concussions that may occur during sporting activities.
Our number one priority is maintaining the health and long term well-being of the student athletes.
In treating concussions, Jefferson County is compliant with Colorado State Senate Bill 11-040, Jefferson County Public School’s Concussion Management Protocols, and Best Practice Concussion Management.
Lakewood also follows CHSAA’s rules for concussions.
CHSAA law states that after an athlete sustains a concussion or concussion-like event, they must see a medical doctor.
Before an athlete can return to playing sports they need to have written clearance from a medical provider and complete a return to play protocol with the athletic trainer.
Having your child suffer a concussion, no matter the severity, can be frightening and frustrating. Please read the materials provided below to ease such worries.