Concussion Baseline Testing
Be proactive about brain health.
An annual assessment of your athlete’s brain health, starting with a baseline test, should be a routine part of their preventive healthcare. A baseline test should be performed at the beginning of each sports season to document your athlete’s brain health.
At ChoiceOne, our team of highly qualified healthcare providers uses the ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit to get an accurate assessment of your athlete’s brain health. When a suspected concussion or head injury occurs, the ClearEdge Toolkit allows our healthcare providers the ability to compare post-event tests with healthy baseline tests to assess brain health and determine appropriate treatment decisions for your athlete’s recovery.
What is a baseline test?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a baseline test is a pre-season exam conducted by a trained health care professional. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms. Results from baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) can be used and compared to a similar exam conducted by a health care professional during the season if an athlete has a suspected concussion.