CSP Concussion Information Header Main


Compete Sports Performance & Rehab utilizes the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) testing applications that are supported by the NFL, NBA, NHL, and many other professional sports organizations!

Traumatic Brain Injuries affect all sports! According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, there were an estimated of 446,788 sports-related head injuries treated at U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2009 with an increase of 95,000 from the previous year! Compete is addressing this growing concerns of concussions within the community by providing an effective means to manage concussions through objective testing and priority referrals to Physicians with expertise in dealing with sports related concussions.

Compete Sports Performance & Rehab provides concussion testing services, including baseline and follow up testing utilizing the SCAT3 application with Physician services provided by our quality network of Physicians who frequently treat sports related concussions. High School and Club Team Organizations that participate in our Concussion Management program will be eligible for a discounted rate.


All baseline concussion tests will be administered by a Certified Athletic Trainer from Compete Sports Performance & Rehab. Baseline results will be securely stored with Compete and emailed to a parent. In the event an athlete sustains a possible concussion, an immediate referral to a Physician who specializes in sports related concussions will be made and the athlete will undergo a follow up concussion test.. All tests results will be emailed to the physician immediately. Return to play guidelines will be set or recommended by the Physician. Compete may administer or be consulted on the return to play guidelines for athletes suffering from a concussion.

About SCAT5 (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5)
This application tool is a standardized method of evaluating injured athletes for concussions. It is supported by the IIHF, FIFA, and The Olympics. The SCAT5 application examines the physical symptoms of concussions (level of consciousness, balance, motor control) and also includes cognitive assessment as well as a balance component.

Cost: Individual testing is $20 per exam. Team rates (10 or more athletes) are $10 per exam. Concussion return to play appointments are $75/session.

Athletes will be treated by a Sports Concussion Team utilizing phone communication with Compete, and the school ATC/personnel, and communication with school counselors, teachers, and nurses as needed.

Concussion Assessment and Return to Play Protocol

At Compete, our athletic trainers provide full concussion assessments and return-to-play services. If you suspect that you or your athlete has sustained a concussion, we can evaluate for a concussion and provide any necessary referrals to qualified physicians.

Per California state law, all youth athletes (<18) who have been diagnosed with a concussion are required to complete a 7-step return to play protocol prior to returning to participation in their sport. This must be overseen by a healthcare provider, such as an athletic trainer. Once the physician progresses the athlete to the return to play protocol, we can use our structured program to begin gradually integrating the athlete back into activity while monitoring for any symptoms. This process is done with one-on-one, hour-long sessions with a certified athletic trainer and under the direction of the treating physician.

We believe every athlete deserves proper sports injury care; especially as it pertains to the prevention and treatment of concussions. Compete Sports Performance & Rehab and our dedicated Physicians are committed to building and sustaining a healthy athletic community.

Physicians Compete refers to for concussion related matters include:

Dr. Chris Koutures

500 S. Anaheim Hills Rd., Suite 140
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807


Dr. Suzy McNulty-Mia Bella Pediatrics

26161 La PazRd., Suite 115
Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Dr. David Kruse-OSI

280 S. Main St., Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868



"As a Team USA Figure Skater I spend as much time on recovery as I do training on the ice. Chris Phillips with Compete has been a great addition to my team. I rely on Chris and his staff as the primary resource for sports rehab and massage. He has been instrumental in my overall wellness and conditioning."

Mariah Bell, 2022 USA National Champion and Olympian

"I have known Chris at Compete for so many many years that I feel very confident in giving him praises. He has rehabed back to full-go so many of my surgical and non-surgical patients for years that I can't keep count. He is an expert in getting people back to sports at a level even better than they were before their injury. He is extremely knowledgeable, a patient advocate and is focused on getting patients back to their best possible physical condition. I highly suggest you consider letting Chris take care of you for any orthopedic issue."

-Dr. Scott Graham, SCOS

"After retiring from competitive competition many years ago, it had been years since I picked up a weight or tried to work out consistently. Mike’s constant motivation and positive energy allowed me to get back into working out. His knowledge of what exercises to do each session allows me to live a well-balance life with my active kids and family, which is all provided at the Compete Sports Performance and Rehab facility. ."

-Rhea Benedict

"As an outstanding trainer in the fitness and nutrition world, Mike is one of the best professionals I have worked with in any field. At his facility in Yorba Linda CA, Mike has both the space and modern equipment to comprehensively train or rehab any athlete. In both his 1:1 and group client work, Mike takes the time to first fully understand his client’s health background and their personal objectives for training. I can’t speak highly enough of Mike professionalism and knowledge across the spectrum of both team and individual sports. Highly recommended, without reservation!"

-Dave Batson

"Chris Phillips helped me become what I am today. Without his knowledge and dedication I could never have achieved the accomplishments that I have gained in my hockey career."

Jonathan Blum, Former NHL 1st Round Draft Pick and 2018 US Olympian