01-21-14: Final baseline concussion screening is January 25
01-21-14: Final baseline concussion screening is January 25
Posted on 01/21/2014

The school district, in partnership with Apple Physical Therapy, is continuing to offer free baseline concussion screenings this year for junior high and high school athletes involved in high-impact sports.


The next round of free screenings are this month for students who will participate in high school boys soccer or junior high girls soccer and boys basketball in spring 2014.


The  last in a series of three free screenings will be done by appointment only between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 25. The testing will be done at the Apple Physical Therapy clinic on South Hill, and appointments can be made by calling (253) 604-0679.


A $10 concussion screening fee is charged by Apple Physical Therapy for tests not performed on the three scheduled Saturdays this month.


Athletes do not need to get a baseline concussion screening to participate in high-impact sports if they had one done in the past two years by a licensed health care provider trained in concussion management and have records of the results.


The next set of concussion screenings will be the third time this year that Puyallup School District student athletes have been invited to participate in the testing.


Screenings also were held in October and November at Apple Physical Therapy, and in August at Sparks Stadium.


This fall was the first time that the district required all junior high and high school athletes participating in high-impact sports (football, soccer, basketball, and wrestling) to undergo a concussion baseline screening before they could participate in those sports.