Detection and Prevention
Atrium Medical Center combines skill and advanced technology to provide detection and prevention programs to enhance the quality of our patient’s lives.
We offer prevention and wellness information and programs, plus advice from our Premier Health medical professionals, to help patients and their families live well and stay well.
Recognizing the Signs of a Concussion
As more athletes are getting into the game, concussions are a growing concern for players, coaches, and families. We implement the latest therapies to treat concussions, focused on graduated return to normal activity.
Concussions vary in acuity and symptoms may vary; however, all concussions should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Symptoms of a concussion, requiring observation:
- Memory loss
- Heightened anxiety or emotion
Symptoms of a concussion, requiring immediate medical attention:
- Severe headaches
- Impaired vision
- Nausea and/or vomiting
Stretching and Warm-Up Tip Sheet
Proper stretching and warm-up may significantly reduce the likelihood of injury. Download this tip sheet for stretching and warm-up ideas. Download Tip Sheet.
Reports of sports-related illness and unexpected deaths in recent years have pushed many to reassess the best approach to offering student athletes pre-participation physical examinations (PPPEs). The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine all recognize the important role of PPPEs; however, there has been much debate regarding the effectiveness of current screening methods for athlete safety and participation clearance.
At Premier Health, it is our sincere belief that student athletes’ health interests are better served in a private, one-on-one, physical examination with their own caregiver, such as a pediatrician or primary care physician. Learn More About Physicals.
Learn About Preventing Sports Injuries
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about sports medicine. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more.