Return to Play Program
Five Gradual Steps to help Athletes Safely Return to Play
ChoiceOne manages and monitors the Return to Play protocol for your athlete, ensuring a safe re-entry back into the sport.
After a concussion has been diagnosed by a ChoiceOne healthcare provider, the parent and patient will be given a graduated Return to Play protocol card to track their progress. As a patient is able to successfully participate in the activities listed in each step, without becoming symptomatic, they may transition to the next step on the following day. It is important to know that patients cannot be taking any pain medications when they are enrolled in the Return to Play program as it can mask symptoms from the concussion.