Baseline testing is the solution to better concussion management. It looks at mapping out the core functions of the brain such as concentration, vision, memory, balance, and more and establishes a baseline norm for an individual in an uninjured state. This baseline data can then be used by any medical professional to guide their decision-making regarding diagnosis, rehabilitation, and the safe return to school, work, and sport.
Baseline testing allows for a head start on potential concussive injuries. After a concussion has occurred, information about a person’s brain in its healthy state can be used to identify the damage received during a head knock. Comparing pre-season baseline testing against post-concussion findings will aid in a faster, more effective diagnosis and minimise the long-term consequences of a significant concussion.
Baseline testing provides medical professionals with accurate and informative data that will enable them to better treat a patient and make evidence-based recommendations for their recovery. Furthermore, data from baseline testing creates a reference point for rehabilitation and monitoring, so that when an individual shows signs that a symptom is still present they can compare it against their baseline norm.
The primary concern should always be the safety and well-being of people participating in the sport or activities that they love. Baseline testing allows for peace of mind during high-risk situations as you can be assured that should a concussion occur, the correct measures are in place to facilitate your recovery.
Take control, take action and ensure you or your child are in the best possible position for treatment should you ever need it. BodyOptics offers Baseline Testing as part of our Complete Concussion Management solution. The session takes 15 minutes per participant and is delivered either in-person or online via video consult, at an affordable fee.