Concussion management

Join us at the UTA Concussion Summit

March 9 and 10 in Arlington, Texas. Please view our brochure for more information. We hope to see you there.

Concussion Symptoms

Athletes report many different concussion symptoms and sometimes don't experience symptoms for hours or days. Reported symptoms include: confusion, forgetting instructions, complaining that lights or too bright or that they can't concentrate. Visit our Concussion Symptoms page for more information.

More Information

Get the data you need to make the best possible objective decisions. Click here to receive additional information on concussion assessment or to visit with a team member.

Neurocognative Baseline Assessments

Balanced Athlete utilizes a scientifically valid, reliable and affordable web-based neurocognitive assessment platform to help health professionals meet the public health needs of the growing number of individuals affected by a sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. Balanced Athlete provides a brief, web-based neurocognitive baseline testing solution, a self-reported history, and post-concussion symptom rating scales.  The evidence-based scales and neurocognitive testing help qualified health professionals collect important information used in assessing, monitoring, and managing concussions.

“Neurocognition” refers to the higher brain functions:  learning, remembering, concentrating, solving problems, and making decisions. Neurocognitive processes are active in virtually all of our day-to-day activities. Neurocognitive testing helps clinicians evaluate and describe the neurocognitive health or higher functions of the brain, such as the impairment seen in mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) or concussions.

 The Balanced Athlete utilized assessment platform is both practical and scientifically robust. The practical advantages reflect the affordability and efficiency of the platform. The neurocognitive test is inexpensive and accurate, while being relatively easy and quick to administer. Functionally, a baseline (pre-season) neurocognitive test provides valuable information about an athlete. Should an athlete sustain a suspected concussion/head injury, this pre-season testing provides a baseline for return-to-play decisions.

Sideline examinations, medical consults and even scans may miss subtle but significant problems impacting performance in the classroom, as well as on or off the playing field. Across the spectrum of concussion management, Balanced Athlete helps clinicians collect objective evaluation and management endpoints for athletes of all ages (normed from ages 8 to 90).

Balanced Athlete helps each athlete establish a brief-core clinical view of their neurocognitive function. The neurocognative testing panel results can assist clinicians to determine when it's safe to return-to-play.

 

 

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