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.