Baseline Concussion Testing for Sports & Athletes
At University Orthopaedic Center, we offer baseline concussion testing before the start of the athletic season for athletes.
What Is a Baseline Test for a Concussion?
Baseline concussion testing records an athlete's normal cognitive and physical skills, including the following:
- memory & problem-solving skills,
- attention span,
- reaction time,
- visual performance,
- muscle coordination, and
- other skills.
By measuring an athlete's normal performance before a sports season starts, health care providers can compare these recordings after a sports season is over (or even after a single game) to see if an athlete may have a concussion.
Baseline testing can also help health care providers identify athletes who have higher chances of getting a concussion. In doing so, health care providers can help athletes and their coaches create injury prevention strategies.
Impact Test For Concussion
Our concussion specialists offer ImPACT testing. This is a computerized, neurocognitive assessment test that measures attention span, memory, reaction time, and problem-solving skills. This test costs $20. Call the orthopaedic center at 801-587-7109 to schedule your test.