Late last year we introduced you to Axon Sports, creators of a breakthrough testing system that helps qualified medical providers make return-to-play decisions after head injuries. In recognition of National Youth Sports Safety Month, you might consider upgrading your league’s safety efforts, including the addition of baseline testing.
What is a concussion?
More and more common in youth sports, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury induced by traumatic force – either a direct or indirect blow. The injury affects an athlete’s brain function or cognition. Every athlete reacts differently. Every recovery is unique to the individual and the injury.
What is a baseline test?
A “Baseline Test” is a term for any test completed before a treatment or activity. A cognitive baseline test is one tool in an effective concussion management program because it measures what we can’t see – cognitive (brain) function.
Why introduce baseline testing for your athletes?