Concussion – Return to Play
Return to Play Checklist – Athlete
Do not return to play or any physical activity until you have been cleared by a medical professional (see steps for clearance below). If symptoms worsen, please consult a health care professional immediately.
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
*There will be a hold placed on your Mason Recreation facility and program access until you have been cleared for return to play. This policy is in place to protect individuals who may have experienced concussion like symptoms from further injuring themselves.
**You may only use Mason Recreation facilities while supervised by a Select Physical Therapy athletic trainer or for academic classes.
Return to Play Steps
STEP 1: Schedule a follow-up assessment with a Select Physical Therapy Athletic Trainer within 24-72 hours. Contact Select Physical Therapy *There is no fee for this follow-up assessment.
STEP 2: Successfully complete the “Return to Play Progression” under the supervision and guidance of a Select Physical Therapy Athletic Trainer.
STEP 3: Obtain written medical clearance from a certified health care provider stating you are eligible to return to play. This should only be done following the return to play progression. Please use the document provided on the clubsports.gmu.edu website. Completed forms MUST be submitted to the Club Sports Office located in room #1112 of the RAC, faxed to (703) 993-2510 or dropped off in the Club Sports mailbox located in the RAC lobby.
*Return to Play Clearance Form
STEP 4: You may not return to play until you have received a confirmation email from the Club Sports Office stating we have received your paperwork and you are cleared to return to play.