Baseline Concussion Testing:
An initiative to keep our skaters head-healthy!
In order to keep our skating community healthy and provide parents with better support and resources for managing concussion injuries, we have partnered with The Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. We offer this testing on an annual basis at Central Arena.
Baseline testing involves a full range of objective measures to get a full picture of brain and body performance prior to a concussion occurring. It also includes education for both parents and kids on concussion signs and symptoms, and the importance of reporting a suspected concussion. When conducting properly and review by a qualified professional, a baseline test can be a valuable resource for physicians, leading to more informed return-to-activity decisions.
The baseline testing and early care program also provides a full year of access to concussion care with experts at the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre. This includes appointments with a physician who is specially trained to manage pediatric brain injury, follow-up testing with an occupational therapist, and ongoing concussion management education for families at no additional cost.
Skaters ages eight and up as of the date of the testing are eligible for the program, and the cost to enroll is $65 plus HST.
The baseline testing will take roughly 45 minutes to complete. We will be scheduling this testing early in the season so please watch the newsletter for more details.
The Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is one of the first in the world dedicated exclusively to pediatric concussion. For more info about the important work they do, visit hollandbloorview.ca/concussion.
We hope you decide to take advantage of this great opportunity to benefit from the best medical knowledge and care available in the city for youth concussion injuries.