At Generations Physiotherapy Centre, we are trained Shift Concussion providers. Our physiotherapists perform baseline testing, thorough concussion assessments and individualised treatment plans. Whether the concussion is caused by a sports related injury, MVA or fluke accident, we can help!
What is Baseline Testing?
Baseline testing is becoming more and more common within children, teenagers and professional athletes who are at risk of acquiring a concussion during their sporting season. When you book in for baseline testing, we use a variety of assessment tools to develop a baseline. This is then used as a helpful tool if fate forbid you or your child has a concussion, as it gives us a better idea of what your own or your child’s ‘normal’ is. Baseline testing is best done prior to the start of the specific sports season and is advised to be completed on a yearly basis, as individuals baseline, especially in children and young adults, changes as they grow, develop and learn.
What happens in your first assessment if you have acquired a concussion?
A thorough physiotherapy assessment will be completed by a trained, concussion certified physiotherapist. This will help highlight areas of concern and help guide the treatment plan accordingly. It is important to understand that every concussion presents differently -each individual’s symptoms are unique and needs to be treated appropriately. This being said, in addition to exercise and manual therapy, a large component to concussion rehabilitation is education to help the individual and their family members understand what is happening and to help reduce any anxiety and frustrations.