While there is no way to prevent a concussion, there are two important things you can do to prepare yourself or your loved ones in case they do suffer a concussion: baseline testing and education.
Baseline testing is a way to measure your pre-injury and current “baseline” state of function across a wide range of different brain functions. At Dynamic, we offer baseline testing which measures multiple areas of the brain that could be affected by a concussion including cognitive function, visual function, balance, strength, reaction time, emotionality, sleep, physical symptoms and more.
Our baseline test is an amalgamation of the top research-based tests available today. With this information in place, we are better prepared to diagnose and treat a concussion. We can compare your post-concussion state against your previous baseline test, which helps us prepare the safest and most effective treatment plan to get you back to work, life and play.
For people at a high risk of concussion, we recommend you get a baseline test done once per year for as long as you remain at risk, whether it’s from competitive sports, a physically demanding job or other high-risk activities.
The other important aspect of pre-concussion care is education. Complete Concussion Management offers an online concussion course for coaches, trainers, teachers and parents aimed at providing a better understanding of how to detect concussions, and the steps towards proper management.
Recognizing the importance of education, our CCMI certified practitioners have provided education sessions within our community to several organizations, sports teams, parents, and coaches to help increase concussion awareness and help them better identify and manage concussions in their athletes and students.
If you are interested in concussion education please call us at 613-435-9144 to discuss booking an information session