Concern over concussions within young athletes has been growing at a significant rate. As a result, more and more interest has been paid to what causes concussions, detection methods, and prevention methods as well. The following information discusses one of the leading methods designed to effectively prevent concussions. What is a Concussion Baseline Test? A concussion baseline test is a pre-season exam conducted by a qualified healthcare professionals used to determine the athlete’s brain balance and brain function. These functions include memory and learning skills, problem solving skills, and concentration. The concussion baseline test essentially is designed to detect whether the individual has any symptoms of a concussion. The results from a concussion baseline test can be used by a physician during the season to compare and contrast if a concussion is suspected. When Does Concussion Baseline Testing Happen? Baseline testing typically will happen during the pre-seasons before the Continue reading →

PCS And Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment One of the most common head injuries you can acquire is a concussion. In fact it may not take as much damage as you may think to acquire such an injury. It is especially common among athletes who play physical sports such as hockey or football. Like all brain injuries, concussions require careful treatment to assure proper healing. Concussions have been studied very heavily in recent years, and this increased focus on understanding such injuries has led to increase in effective treatment methods. PCS is defined as symptoms stemming from a concussion that can occur weeks, months, or even a year after the initial injury. The diagnosis is commonly made when symptoms still persist after a period of three months. Post-concussion syndrome doesn’t require you receive an extreme injury either. A concussion in which you managed to remain conscious can still lead to illness and require Continue reading →