Baseline testing is the testing that is done pre-injury.
For young athletes, it is recommended that testing be done prior to the start of their athletic career. It is recommended that athletes take the Pediatric Test beginning when they are 5 years old, and take the adult test upon turning 11. It is advised that athletes be retested every two years, or sooner if a concussion is suspected. Retesting at two year intervals is recommended for young athletes as their brains are continually developing.
In college, the athlete should be tested during his or her freshman year. At the professional level, each athlete should be tested once.
A Head of the Game, provides Baseline testing on an individual or group basis. Appointments are necessary.
Testing can be done at our testing locations in Scituate, Brookline, and Cambridge. In addition, we can test at your location, providing you have internet access and a quiet testing area.
As this is an internet based test, there are no geographic limitations as to where we can test. Please contact us for more information on out of state testing.
Recently, an international panel of sports medicine experts has referred to neuro-coginitve testing as the "cornerstone" of concussion management. If your athlete is injured and sustains a concussion, wouldn't you want to have all of the tools necessary to ensure that he/she returns to play only when safe to do so? Why wait, call us today to schedule an appointment.