MEMPHIS, TN, July 17, 2018 -- The U.S. All Star Federation (“USASF”), a not-for-profit corporation established to make All Star Cheer and Dance a safer sport, has selected Quadrant Biosciences Inc. (“Quadrant Biosciences”) as its official brain health partner. Quadrant Biosciences will provide USASF programs access to the ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit (“ClearEdge”), their unique brain health assessment tool that objectively measures and tracks cognitive function, balance and symptoms.
The USASF was established to provide consistent rules that foster a safer environment for its athletes and to promote a positive image for the sport. To achieve this objective, the organization maintains safety guidelines, certifies Legality officials, and credentials coaches.
To this end, the USASF created a partnership with Quadrant Biosciences and their novel ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit. ClearEdge was developed in cooperation with researchers and clinicians at SUNY Upstate Medical University and includes a collection of FDA compliant functional assessments designed to monitor and track subtle changes in cognitive function, balance, and patient symptoms over time. Certified ClearEdge test administrators will meet with USASF members pre-season for initial brain testing, then throughout the season as needed to monitor the health of the athletes.
Kristen Lawless, a cheer mom from Dallas, Texas explained how having her daughters tested with ClearEdge helped ease her mind over head injuries. ClearEdge has given my family the comfort of knowing we can handle a concussion if one occurs again. Through baseline testing and monitoring throughout the injury cycle, I know my children are in the very best hands.”
USASF programs across the country will have access to ClearEdge within the coming weeks to begin pre-season testing. Lawless encourages other cheer moms to consider having their kids tested with ClearEdge. “Cheerleaders are athletes, sometimes athletes get hurt. I am thankful to know ClearEdge is there to help.”
Parents or program owners interested in having their kids ClearEdge tested can sign up on the by
If you are a healthcare professional interested in working with Quadrant Biosciences and USASF in managing the brain health of athletes in your local market, please email