Concussion – Return to Play
Return to Play Steps
All members of “high risk” clubs are required to complete a Baseline test with a Mason Recreation athletic trainer prior to participation. Baseline testing is offered FREE of charge to all club members through Mason Recreation. Baseline testing is only required once while at Mason.
Any club member who is suspected of having a concussion during a Club Sports activity must be removed from the activity immediately and remain out action until further notice.
- The incident must be documented by the club’s Safety Officer and by the Athletic Trainer.
- The individual must follow the return to play procedures outlined by the Club Sports Athletic Trainer.
STEP 1 – REMOVE: Participants displaying concussion like symptoms or having sustained a suspected concussion MUST be removed from play immediately. Participants may not return to play until they have been evaluated by a recreation athletic trainer or other qualified healthcare professional.
STEP 2 – REPORT: Schedule a follow-up assessment with a recreation athletic trainer within 24-72 hours. There is no charge for this follow-up assessment. The incident MUST be documented by the safety officer(s) and by the recreation athletic trainer.
STEP 3 – CLEARANCE:Obtain written medical clearance from a qualified healthcare provider stating you are eligible to return to play.
- Written medical clearance MUST be submitted to the Recreation Athletic Training Room located in room #1006 of the RAC, faxed to 703- 993-2510, or dropped in the Recreation Athletic Training mailbox located in the RAC Lobby, across from the front desk.
STEP 4 – RETURN TO PLAY PROGRESSION: The participant MUST follow the return to play progression outlined by the Recreation Athletic Trainer.
STEP 5 – VERIFICATION: Participants may not return to play until they have received a confirmation from the Recreation Athletic Trainer stating they have received the participant’s paperwork and you are cleared to return to play.
Please contact the athletic training staff if you have any questions or concerns regarding the return to play or classroom process. (o) 703.993.5322 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Medical Facilities
*This is a list of medical facilities close to campus, you may use any of these or a facility of your choice.
Student Health Services
Sub 1, Suite 2300
(office) (703) 993-2831 *ask for the triage nurse after hours
INOVA Emergency Care Center
4315 Chain Bridge RD
Fairfax, VA 22030
*located adjacent to the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Ox Road (123) and School street.
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033