SCREENING & PREVENTING

CONCUSSIONS

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Baseline testing is a pre-season exam conducted by one of Body Logic's trained therapists. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms. Results from baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) can be used and compared to a similar exam conducted by a health care professional during the season if an athlete has a suspected concussion.

CONCUSSION SIGNS OBSERVED
 

  • Can't recall events prior to or after a hit or fall
     

  • Appears dazed or stunned
     

  • Forgets an instruction, is confused
    about an assignment or position, or is unsure of the game, score, or opponent

     

  • Moves clumsily
     

  • Answers questions slowly
     

  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
     

  • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes

CONCUSSION SIGNS REPORTED
 

  • Headache or "pressure" in head
     

  • Nausea or vomiting
     

  • Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision
     

  • Bothered by light or noise
     

  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
     

  • Confusion, or concentration or memory problems
     

  • Just not "feeling right," or "feeling down"

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