What Is Baseline Testing?
Baseline testing is used to get a “snap shot” of how individuals’ brain function prior to or after a concussion has fully recovered. The information gathered will be used for future comparisons when evaluating for a concussion, and used as a reference to guide an athlete back to their ‘normal’ abilities. This allows treating practitioners to effectively conclude when an athlete is ready to return to their sport or activity. The testing includes memory, coordination, balance, eye tracking and concentration to get a full picture of the individual. There are several assessment tools that can be used for baseline concussion testing: ImPACT Tests, Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT), King-Devick Test & several more.
Our clinical baseline testing takes 30-45 minutes to complete and includes a comprehensive concussion history of the client prior to testing. A clinical setting allows for an in depth one on one evaluation with a full Vestibular/ocular motor screen.
Team/ Group Testing
Our team approach allows us to tests large teams or organizations at your practice facility. There are several sporting organizations who have mandated baseline concussion testing prior to the start of each season. This session includes a 30 minute Concussion Crash Course seminar for athletes, parents, and coaches to educate on concussions and early management.