PRE-SEASON BASELINE TESTING
A concussion baseline test is a series of physical and cognitive tests that measure healthy brain function before a sports season starts – and prior to an injury.
It is recommended by the CDC that all contact-sport athletes over the age of 10 complete a baseline test annually. The DIAA recommends that all high school athletes should complete a baseline test at the start of each school year.
ATTENTION COACHES, ATHLETIC TRAINERS, AND ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Interested in scheduling a team night for your players to complete baseline testing? We will come to your school to complete baseline testing and provide an in-service on the Concussion Tracker App. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule.
Complete Baseline Testing: $60
Our multimodal pre-season test is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion. As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.
After completing this comprehensive baseline test, patients can access the CCMI Concussion Tracker smartphone app to view results. The app supports safer return-to-sport decisions for young athletes as it captures and shares an athlete's concussion status in real-time. Coaches and Athletic Trainers can also have access to the app to better manage their player's health. Information on how to get started with the app can be found here.
We recommend coaches and Athletic Trainers download the concussion tracker app for assistance with recognizing concussions should they ever occur in competitions or practice. Where a concussion hits, Concussion Tracker enables an athlete’s stakeholders to:
- Report and track concussion
- Conduct sideline assessments
- Ensure seamless communication
- Record athlete’s recovery status and timeline
- Scan and share medical documents
- Track daily symptoms for recovery progress
- Store and view pre-season concussion test results
ImPACT BASELINE TESTING: $12
ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized, neuropsychological test used to assess certain aspects of thinking known to be disrupted during a concussion. Preconcussion results are then used as a benchmark for comparison with post-concussion ImPACT® scores. These test results provide specific and individualized information for assessment, treatment, and return to play.
ImPACT testing can be completed in the comfort of your own home. When you sign-up, we will send you a link to your test. It is important that you take the test in a quiet environment.