A baseline concussion test performed by EliteX 360 uses powerful 3D Kinetisense technology to assess an athlete’s balance and test for any concussion symptoms. The baseline test is run during a pre-season movement assessment screening, and a report is provided to coaches and athletic trainers.
If an athlete sustains a suspected concussion, the results from these tests can be used and compared to similar exams during the season. This can provide objective evidence of the effects of the injury and whether the young athlete is cleared to return to school or play. Other evaluations that can be combined with our assessment include:
The BESS test – The Balance Error Scoring System is an assessment tool that assists with return-to-play decisions. It measures the number of balance errors an athlete makes over a series of tests.
The ImPACT concussion management – This is a computerized concussion management system that can analyze the athlete post-injury and track recovery for safe return to play.
Comparing test results after an injury and suspected concussion to the set baseline from EliteX 360 provides a number of benefits. It’s an opportunity for health professionals and coaches to educate the athlete about what concussions are, how they affect their physiology, and how return-to-play decisions are made. Sports are a leading cause of concussion injuries, and they can occur during any sport or recreational activity.
An athlete looking to get back in the game needs all the information they can get, and this is where EliteX 360 comes in—with cutting-edge technology and proven methods designed to reduce injuries and enhance performance.