Pre-injury Concussion Assessment (Baseline)

Baseline testing is recommended by many sports associations in Ontario. It can be used in the application of protocols to identify in real time when an athlete has experienced a concussive injury. 

I perform a series of physical and cognitive tests to provide a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. The test results form an objective benchmark that Healthcare professionals can use should an athlete sustain a concussion.

As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.

Baseline testing is not a pre requisite for receiving post-injury care. If you suspect, or were diagnosed, with concussion please seek help immediately. 

Here are a couple of sites/blogs with some information on concussion safety. The first is an Ontario government site with information about concussion safety and a piece of legislation known as Rowans law; and the second an  article from Complete Concussion Management (CCM) on Baseline Testing. If you have any questions you can also reach out to me through my Contact Me page.