CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT CENTRE

PODIUM PERFORMANCE CENTRE offers baseline concussion testing as part of our concussion management program to aide in part of determining our safe return to learn and return to play decisions.

For players 11 and up we offer  Impact Testing with SCAT3 assessment and BESS Testing  

IMPACT Test

ImPACT is an inexpensive, quick and easy-to-use software program developed to help sport medicine clinicians evaluate recovery following a concussion. The program provides a user-friendly injury documentation system that facilitates the tracking of the injury from the field through the recovery process. The value of this tool is in having baseline measurements before a concussive incident. Now is the time to have testing.

 The SCAT3

The SCAT3  has a variety of components; including symptom severity/score, orientation, immediate memory, concentration and delayed recall.

Balance Error Scoring System

Balance tests are also performed using the this system. These  tests challenges single leg coordination and stability.

With the combination of all these tests as a baseline for each individual, they can be used to assess potential changes or injury caused by a concussion.

For ages 10 and under we offer Child SCAT 3 that has a variety of components; including symptom severity/score, orientation, immediate memory, concentration and delayed recall and a  modified version of the Balance Error Scoring System.

Call us at 905-716-9975 to see how we can help you individually or as a team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ImPACT Concussion Testing?

* ImPACT is a research-based software tool developed to help sports-medicine clinicians evaluate recovery following concussion. The program provides a user-friendly injury documentation system that facilitates the tracking of the injury from the field through the recovery process. ImPACT is currently being used by all NHL, NFL, MLB and Major League Soccer (MLS) teams as well as teams in the OHL, Canada Olympic Women’s Hockey and amateur sports organizations.

How Does an Athlete Do a Baseline Test?

* Baseline tests are completed online; anywhere the athlete has internet access. Podium Performance Centre  is happy to offer a location for testing in the clinic, to ensure consistency between baseline and follow up tests.

How often should someone get baseline testing?

* Athletes under the age of 20 years should get baseline testing every year. For athletes 20 years and older, baseline testing every 2 years is sufficient.

How long does testing take?

* The test takes 25 minutes to complete.

What are some of the features of the test?

* Measures player symptoms * Measures verbal and visual memory, processing speed and reaction time

* Reaction time measured to 1/100th of second * Assists clinicians and athletic trainers in making difficult return-to-play decisions

* Provides reliable baseline test information * Produces comprehensive report of test results

* Results can be e-mailed or faxed for fast consultation by a neuropsychologist * Automatically stores data from repeat testing

* Testing is administered online for individuals or groups * Compatible with PC and MAC

Who Can Administer ImPACT Follow-up Testing?

* Only a physician, neuropsychologist, physiotherapist or athletic therapist who has received ImPACT training can administer the follow-up test.

Where can the testing be done?

* Baseline – anywhere with an internet connection, Podium Sports Performance Centre

* Follow up – Podium Sports Performance Centre

When should an athlete have baseline testing?

* Before concussion, ideally during or prior to preseason

When should someone get a follow-up test?

* After a concussion once signs and  symptoms seem to resolve.

Call us at 905-716-9975 to see how we can help you individually or as a team.

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