PROTECT YOUR ATHLETES, YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN
Our concussion management program utilizes the latest in research from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Sports Medicine and Concussion Program & The Center For The Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University’s School of Medicine.
Why You Should Consider Baseline Testing…
A baseline test refers to neurocognitive testing under normal conditions before injury. It is a crucial part of post injury management providing a snapshot of how one’s brain functions in a normal, everyday environment.
Post injury: testing takes place after an athlete sustains some level of head trauma. Determining if an athlete is symptom free is an advanced process which requires a Clinical Interview along with Vestibular and Neurocognitive testing.
The clinical assessment is an in-depth 20 minute interview focusing on the subtleties of concussion symptoms. Vestibular testing is a comprehensive balance assessment commonly performed by a specially trained physical therapist.
Our neurocognitive testing system, Impact, is the same testing trusted by the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB to track recovery & guide the return to play of professional athletes. The test identifies subtle changes in brain function, evaluates post-injury conditions & tracks recovery.
The Program Provides the latest, most accurate concussion management in the field, which includes:
- A result oriented assessment
- An effective and easy to follow plan of care including home and school modifications.
- Quantifiable test result forwarded to primary care doctor for future reference.
What If I Need Pharmaceutical Intervention?
Only in rare and extreme cases do the leading experts feel that pharmaceutical intervention is appropriate. If the recovery process has stalled we will arrange a consultation with the physician on our concussion recovery team for evaluation.
“Over a 20 year period I was told I sustained three concussions, after being more informed I now realize I had many more. I wish a baseline program had been in place when I was younger.”
Former Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach Davidson University
Current Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach University of Notre Dame.