Concussions, often referred to as mild brain injuries, have had increased attention in recent years due to their potential long-term consequences. They are known as mild because there is no problem visible or present on scans, however a concussion results in changes to how the brain functions.
In this article, we’ll see how baseline testing and treatment using physiotherapy can help treat any issues resulting from concussion.
How Can Baseline Testing Help? – Following a concussion, it’s essential to assess your brain function post-injury and compare it to your baseline brain function before the concussion occurred. This comparative analysis can help us determine when you’ve recovered from the injury.
No Prior Baseline Test? No Problems – Our team are still able to evaluate your current brain function and compare your results to individuals with similar profiles, however, it’s always ideal to compare to yourself!
Who Should Get One? – Anyone can get a baseline test done however we recommend it to those who play high impact sports.
It’s easy to book a baseline test for concussion and they should be completed yearly at the start of each sporting season. They take around 30 minutes to complete and it offers peace of mind if you ever require a treatment plan for concussion.
Remember, not getting assessed and treated can result in persistent concussion syndrome, limiting your ability to learn, work, play sport and carry out your day-to-day activities. Our physiotherapy team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy are trained in concussion management and can assist with treatment plans for all. Speak to our team today.