The Trek Factory Racing (TFR) off-road program has announced that they will be using Vancouver’s HeadCheck Health to identify, assess and manage concussions.

Headcheck Health is a concussion management software which brings organizations like Trek the latest, most innovative technology backed by evidence-based science to help them better manage their concussion policy.

HeadCheck’s mobile and web-based software is adapted to an organization’s policy, personnel and resources and is currently deployed by professional and amateur teams in over 15 sports such as football, rugby, hockey, soccer, and more.

The TFR cross country, enduro, and downhill teams will all utilize HeadCheck to improve the identification, documentation, assessment and management of concussions.

TFR programs compete at the highest level of mountain biking, and experience some of the most challenging circumstances in sport. The team wants to have the maximum number of precautions in place to protect the health of their athletes should an accident occur.

“This is about taking care of our athletes, pure and simple,” said Trek Sports Marketing Director Tim Vanderjeugd. “Anytime we can give our programs the tools to help better identify and manage concussions in support of the long-term health of our riders, we are all in.”

“We are excited to be working with a forward-thinking organization such as TFR,” said HeadCheck CEO Harrison Brown. “We know they take health and safety very seriously and explore all avenues to take care of their riders.”

TFR’s on-site team staff will be operating HeadCheck at competitions. Per team policy, all riders underwent a baseline concussion assessment in February which can be used as a comparison for post-injury assessments.

Documentation of tests will be available to medical professionals to assist in their clinical judgement of whether to remove riders from competition, and to help ensure their safe return upon recovery. In addition, riders will be able to track and self-report any symptoms from their mobile devices to help complete the circle of care.

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