what is Baseline concussion testing?
A pre-season exam that assesses the athlete’s balance and brain function.
We utilize a program that is a series of game-like activities that measures neurological function such as memory, processing speed, and reaction time.
The results from baseline tests can be used to compare to a post test in the event of a suspected concussion.
The test for children under the age of 12 is administered on an iPad and takes about 15 minutes
The test for children over the age of 12 is administered on a laptop and takes about 30-45 minutes
why is it Important?
Provides healthcare providers an additional assessment tool to be used in the identification of a head injury.
Baseline and follow-up test results are used after a head injury is diagnosed to identify subtle changes in brain functioning, evaluate post-injury condition, and track recovery.
Results give a healthcare provider a measurable level of brain functioning to direct treatment towards, allowing athletes to return to play sooner.
The CDC recommends that young athletes are baseline concussion tested annually before they play any type of contact sport.
Concussions make up 10% of all contact sports related injuries
Brain injuries cause more deaths than any other sport injury.