Concussion baseline testing

What is it?

The simplest definition of a concussion baseline test is, “a series of physical and computerised neurocognitive tests that measure healthy brain function before a sports season starts and prior to a concussion.”

Our state-of-the-art neurocognitive baseline testing program uses each athlete’s own phone to conduct the assessment.

What we measure:

  • 22 separate SCAT5 symptoms
  • Balance (static and dynamic)
  • Memory (stored and working)
  • Reaction time
  • Inspection time
  • Visual processing speed
  • Executive decision making
  • Impulse control

How does it work?

In the event of a concussion, we re-test the athlete using the same physical and neurocognitive tests. The results of these tests are then compared to the individual pre-season baseline results.

By analysing the pre– and post-concussion results we are able to more accurately and objectively, track when the athlete has returned to their healthy pre-injury levels and are safe to return to sport.

Why do it?

Although we have extensive global normative data for comparison (over 1.6 million tests done worldwide), not all athletes recover uniformly at the same age, sporting level, medical history etc.

Simply put, baseline testing provides specific measures of an individual athlete’s healthy brain function pre-injury. Comparative testing post-injury creates individualised objective indicators to help clinically determine and track when each athlete’s brain has healed sufficiently to safely return to full sport.

No two athlete’s recovery from concussion is ever the same

More info about our baseline testing

  • Each athlete uses their own phone to complete the test
  • Unique codes are sent to each athlete to access the program
  • It can be done individually, or in large groups simultaneously
  • Testing takes 15-20 minutes to complete
  • No special equipment is required
  • All data is securely stored

Group testing is simple, easy and fast

Contact our clinic directly for further information and pricing on baseline testing your athletes, teams and clubs.