The problem – a lack of information surrounding return to play
The role of physicians and certified athletic trainers in modern medicine is changing from a reactive, treatment based model where magic bullets such as antibiotics cured acute illnesses, to a pro-active relationship with patients that incorporates principles of counseling, partnership and education.
This is certainly the case in the management of concussion where no therapy exists other than rest.
Without any therapy and a 'gold standard' of inactivity, information and guidance principles become key for managing concussions. Athleticode’s business model is to support the emerging relationship between caregivers such as physicians and certified athletic trainers; and athletes and parents, in the return to play process surrounding concussion.