Concussion Baseline Testing: A Vital Step for Kids and Teens

Concussion baseline testing is an essential tool for ensuring the safety and well-being of young athletes. At PlayWorks Physio, a Complete Concussion Management Certified Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing thorough concussion baseline testing for kids and teens. Here’s why it matters:

What is Concussion Baseline Testing?

Concussion baseline testing involves a series of assessments that offer a snapshot of a child’s brain function before any injury occurs. This comprehensive evaluation includes:

  • Recording concussion and medical history
  • Measuring symptom severity
  • Evaluating orientation and auditory memory
  • Testing concentration and visual processing speed
  • Assessing balance and reaction time

Why Does Baseline Testing Matter?

Having a baseline test is like creating a reference point for your child’s cognitive and physical health. It allows our healthcare professionals to make informed decisions regarding their safe return to both learning and sports activities after a concussion.

When Should You Consider Baseline Testing?

If your child is 7 years or older and participates in activities like soccer, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, cheerleading, or gymnastics, they’re eligible for baseline testing. These activities are where concussions are most frequently reported among kids and teens.

Annual Testing for Growing Kids

Kids’ cognitive and physical abilities evolve rapidly as they grow. To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, we recommend annual concussion baseline testing. This ensures we have the most reliable data for comparison in case of an injury.

Identifying Red Flags

In case of a fall, hit, or bump, be vigilant about specific symptoms:

  • Severe drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Memory deficits
  • Seizures
  • Blood from eyes/ears
  • Bruising/black eyes
  • Severe balance issues
  • Severe injuries
  • Slurred speech
  • Numbness in arms or legs

Choose PlayWorks Physio for Comprehensive Concussion Baseline Testing

We’re here to support the health and well-being of your child. Our expert team provides comprehensive concussion baseline testing in a pediatric-friendly environment. Schedule a baseline test today and give your child the safety net they deserve.

For more information on Concussions, read this Blog Post.

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