WEST NYACK, N.Y., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Defender Mouthguards today announced the launch of Defender C.A.M.P., Concussion Awareness & Management Program. This is the first program of its kind which provides complimentary Cognitive Baseline Tests to aid in concussion management for athletes.
Cognitive Baseline Testing provides a snapshot of an athlete's brain speed and accuracy and helps determine if an athlete has suffered a concussion. Wearing a custom-fit Defender Mouthguard provides the best defense against sports-related dental injury and mandibular (lower jaw) impact.
"With concussions on the rise, it is critical that athletes of all levels have access to cognitive Baseline testing as a vital procedure for concussion management and optimal health care," said Joe Pipolo, founder of Defender Mouthguards. "As a leading sports safety equipment company, the safety and health of our customers comes first. Our C.A.M.P. program gets athletes, their parents, doctors and team coaches involved in safeguarding the integrity of each player's health."
Through Defender C.A.M.P., anyone who purchases a Defender Mouthguard will also receive a voucher for a cognitive Baseline Test through Axon Sports. "We have made it easier and more convenient than ever by partnering with Axon Sports to provide these important tests to our athletes," said Pipolo.
About Defender Mouthguards
Defender Mouthguards are fabricated using high heat pressure lamination technology providing maximum protection against dental injury and lip lacerations while helping to minimize the risk of mandibular impact concussion. Defender's exclusive Streamline Design minimizes tongue interference without restricting speech or breathing, making it possible for players to communicate easily during play, while enjoying maximum safety and comfort.
Athletes can create their dental impressions at home with the Defender Mouthguard Self Impression Kit, or by visiting Defender Mouthguard Laboratories in West Nyack, New York. They can also visit the Defender Mobile Laboratory at sports tournaments throughout the country or have their impressions taken at authorized fitting centers in ice rink pro shops and lacrosse stores nationwide. Defender Mouthguards can be customized in a variety of colors, patterns and designs. Visit Defender Mouthguards at www.defendermouthguards.com or call the company at 888-65-DEFEND (888-653-3336) or 914-963-3061.
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