Baseline Concussion Screening
Essential for athletes participating in soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, football, lacrosse, and basketball.
After a concussion, it is crucial to wait until one is fully recovered before returning to athletics and academics.
However, that can only be accomplished by measuring baseline information pre-concussion.
Without baseline screening, there is no way to tell when a patient has returned to safe, normal brain function.
With proper concussion baseline screening, we’ll have the data we need to track your or your athlete’s brain health over time and in the event of trauma.
The Mindset Concussion Baseline Screening only costs $50, takes just 30 minutes, and we offer FREE retesting if you believe a concussion has occurred.
Why get concussion baseline screening?
The brain is the center of everything you do. All processing of stimuli, movement and more requires this amazing organ.
Concussions do not always present with obvious physical symptoms, therefore objective testing and physical measurements are vital to determine neurological function.
Research is advancing almost daily in this area and this screening is a wonderful way to keep your family up to date on the latest information.
It is especially crucial to ensure proper care of the brain during developmental years, since it is not fully formed until 20+ years of age. This is another vital reason for young athletes to get baseline screening every year as they continue to grow and develop.
The Concussion baseline testing is classified as a “best recommended practice” from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Testing is recommended AT LEAST every two years by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Baseline Screening Includes:
Vestibular / Balance
This is the sensory system that is responsible for balance, spatial orientation, velocity detection and movement coordination.
Controls the position and movement of the eyes, especially when either you or an object are in motion.
Strength, range of motion, posture, coordination, etc.
Objective data collected from multiple systems and assessment of performance.
Risk Factor / Symptom Screening
The latest research has found relationships between longer recovery periods and certain medical diagnoses.
Discussion of what actually happens in the body after a concussion and expected progressions for recovery.
Neurocognitive / Memory Testing
Evaluation of decision-making ability, reaction time, attention and memory.
Post-Injury Action Plan
Concussion Recognition Tool and Medical team assessment.