Baseline Testing

Are you involved in contact sports, or sports and activities where falls and concussions are possible?

Our pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive measures that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can provide healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark should a patient sustain a concussion. This facilitates safer and more comprehensive treatment planning.

 

Baseline Testing (AKA Pre-Season Testing)

It’s important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. Our programme partner CCMI has selected the best evidence-based tools available to provide you with comprehensive, multimodal, and proven baseline-testing.

 

Why is this important?

Concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered which means people return to risky activities whilst the brain is still in a vulnerable state. Having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.

 
 

Baseline testing has not been deemed mandatory for all athletes however, we encourage baseline testing especially for people involved in contact sports or risky activities (E.G. gymnastics, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding etc). The following international groups also recommend the use of baseline testing:

  • International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (Berlin) -2017

  • Concussion in Sport Australia position statement – 2019

  • Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Concussion Guidelines –2018

  • US Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

  • NCAA Diagnosis & Management of Sport-Related Concussion: Best Practices Handbook

  • Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Paediatric Concussion, 2014

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