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 and will be offering a comprehensive baseline testing and early care program at Central Arena on Saturday, September 16.
Baseline testing is a pre-season exam involving a combination of neuro-cognitive and physical (strength, agility, balance) tests. This provides a pre-injury picture of brain and body performance. The purpose of this information is to allow physicians to make more informed decisions about when a child should return to sport after a concussion.
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 9.5 and up as of September 16, 2017 are eligible for the program, and the cost of participating is $65 plus HST, with a $15 discount ($50+HST) for kids who participated last year.
The baseline testing will take roughly one and a half hours to complete, and you can sign your skater up online for one of three available time slots on Saturday, September 16 (9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm).
Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre is a world leader in the study and treatment of 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 child concussion injuries.