CHILLICOTHE – Six-year-old Dean Ramschack spent his Saturday morning running through a battery of tests that some day could help doctors better diagnose and treat him should he exhibit symptoms of a concussion.
He and his brothers, 10-year-old Chase Hanna and 8-year-old Cameron Hanna, were working with Adena Health System’s Dr. Aaron Roberts on tasks associated with baseline concussion testing. The health system, utilizing testing equipment and protocols created by ClearEdge, has been expanding its baseline concussion testing program since an initial roll out involving some Huntington Local Schools athletes in September.
“My kids are very active in sports,” said their mother, Jackie Ramschack, who also is a registered nurse. “They do baseball, football, wrestling, so all three of those sports you’re more likely to get a concussion so I wanted them to have a baseline in case they were to be injured in their sports.”
The idea behind the testing is to establish the…