Concussion Baseline Testing Burnaby
Concussions are caused by a traumatic brain injury or impact causing a biochemical imbalance, as a result decreased blood flow towards the brain.
This is commonly treated by any one of our highly experienced concussion specialists. We utilize every resource available to us to help with a full recovery from this type of concussive injury.
If you are involved in sports, then you always have to be aware of the risks you face in ending up with a concussion. If this does happen, then you want to be able to rely on the best treatments and support for your recovery. One of the ways that you can ensure that this will happen is by taking advantage of our baseline concussion testing.
What is This?
This is a pre-injury approach to concussions. The data collected from these physical and cognitive tests provides your physician with a baseline report of your current brain function. If you ever receive a concussion, the baseline test results can be used to track your post concussion recovery, and can help your health care provider decide whether you can return to your normal activities.
Occasionally, the concussion symptoms may be gone, but the healthy brain function is not fully established. Without this testing, the physician has to rely on guesswork for decision making.
Return To Sports Resources
One of the first things that many athletes are concerned about is adequate recovery time, as they want to return to their sport as soon as possible. The pre-testing that we offer helps to determine the possible clearance for return time. Another resource is the CCMI Concussion Tracker (Smartphone Application). This is an app that can track the status of your concussion.
Knowing that we rely on the very latest technology in complete concussion management and offer specialized evidence-based concussion treatment plans, is just one more reason why you should use us for your testing and your recovery. Our concussion protocols are tailored depending on the patient requirements ranging from concussion in children, to concussion in sports, to concussion incidences in any persons’ daily routine.
What Is The Impact Baseline Test?
The ImPACT® Baseline Test measures cognitive skills before injuries occur. It takes approximately 15–20 minutes to complete. You must answer all questions correctly or it won’t count towards your score.
This includes a number of factors including:
- Balance deficits
- Visual coordination
- Postural imbalances
- Reaction time
Why Do I Need To Take A Baseline Test?
A baseline test allows physicians to see how well your brain functions after being injured. A baseline test also gives them information about what normal level of function you were performing prior to getting hurt. Knowing these details can help doctors make decisions regarding treatment options.
What Are The Costs?
The costs for concussion baseline testing is very affordable. It is something you will want to invest in as it can be valuable in helping with your recovery should you ever experience a concussion.
Why Choose Expert Physio For Concussion Baseline Testing & Assessment In Burnaby?
There are many different types of pre-testing, but they are not all the same. We have chosen to partner with CCMI, which is a worldwide organization specializing in evidence-based concussion care, cutting-edge concussion therapies, and prevention of concussions.
Our physiotherapists in Scotia Barn are highly trained in multimodal baseline testing to concussion treatment, concussion rehabilitation, and they rely on the tools and resources provided by CCMI for our testing. These tools are the best evidenced-based resources available for baseline testing.
Over three hundred doctors throughout the lower mainland refer concussion patients to us. Some have already experienced a concussion, while others are coming on their physician’s recommendation for concussion baseline testing. These healthcare practitioners, by making these referrals are showing their trust in us by placing their patients in our hands.
We know that athletes have busy schedules. To accommodate all of our patients, we have clinic hours from 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM: Monday through Saturday; and our clinic is centrally located with ample free parking .
We are heavy believers in education when it comes to your injury or in the prevention of it. We encourage all of our patients to be proactive in their recovery and their overall well being.
Call us today to book your consultation with concussion experts in baseline testing. It will give you some extra comfort knowing that should you ever experience a concussion, that your health care provider has some extra resources to work with to aid in your recovery.
6501 Sprott St Suite 1, Burnaby, BC V5B 3B8, Canada