Concussion baseline testing provides important insight into individual, healthy brain function before a concussion injury.
These tests provide individual benchmarks to compare with, should a concussion occur. Not all players/people of the same age or same level of sport, perform uniformly when undertaking concussion testing, there is moderately-large individual variability.
While normative values exist, individual comprehensive baseline concussion testing at the start of season which incorporates a variety of tests can provides objective insight and improved accuracy and reliability.
Not all baseline testing is the same, as a certified Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) clinic, SportsMed Subiaco offers multimodal comprehensive baseline testing with our APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapists which involves a series of physical and cognitive tests (e.g. cutting-edge computerized software, memory recall, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, visual tracking capacity, cervical spine and balance screening) that measure baseline (preconcussion) neurocognitive function.
Because concussion symptoms can be diverse and often resolve days to weeks before the brain has fully recovered, having individual baseline data available to refer back to, offers concussion practitioners crucial insight into the individual’s level of brain recovery, improving clinical decision making and safer return to sport.
Book your preseason baseline concussion testing with one of our APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapists today.