Craven SPORT services is a Certified Complete Concussion Management Clinic
As concussions have become the focus for both professional and amateur athletes around the world, Craven SPORT services wants to be at the forefront of concussion diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation.
In collaboration with Complete Concussion Management, which provides concussion education, we offer the very best in research-proven concussion treatments and rehabilitation.
What exactly do we do when it comes to concussions?
Lee Stevens explains it!
The most comprehensive baseline testing anywhere
Post-injury diagnosis and injury management
Concussion rehabilitation for chronic symptoms (Post-Concussion Syndrome)
Coach & trainer education and certification programs
What is a concussion?
Ever wonder what happens to your brain when you get a concussion? Lee Stevens, our Director of Concussion Management, explains it!
A concussion can be simply defined as a disruption in neurological functioning following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. This causes a biochemical imbalance within brain cells as well as decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Studies have shown that any activity, both mental and physical, in the immediate days following concussion can delay the process of recovery and should be avoided until the athlete is completely symptom free.
What is baseline testing?
Lee Stevens is here to talk about Baseline testing! What it is and why it’s important!
The biggest concern surrounding concussions comes from the energy deficit that occurs in the brain following injury. When the brain is in this low energy state, it has been well established that the brain is extremely vulnerable to additional trauma, where even smaller impacts can lead to another concussion; and these second concussions can cause severe brain injuries with potentially permanent or fatal outcomes.
The problem is that symptoms (meaning how someone feels) do not coincide with brain recovery. The only way to know when the brain has fully recovered and out of this “vulnerable period” is to compare current brain function to when the individual was healthy; this is what is known as a “baseline test”.
A baseline test is a battery of tests that measures every area of brain function that could potentially become affected following a concussion. The reason that the test is termed a “baseline” is because it is done BEFORE the athlete gets injured. In order to know when an athlete has fully recovered, Our physiotherapists first have to know where they were when they were healthy. Without having this information, there is no way to truly know when an athlete has fully recovered and is safe to return to their sport.
Concussion Tracker Smartphone Application
Athletes and concussed patients can now log in to view their baseline test results as well as receive rehabilitation exercises, diet plans, and other recovery tips to help them along the way. The app also allows the injured patient (or their parents) to have around the clock communication with the treating clinician as well as provide an update on their symptoms and progress every single day…all from your phone!
Comprehensive Baseline Testing (12 years of age and under): $100 for 1 hour
Comprehensive Baseline Testing (13 years of age and older): $110 for 1 hour
Team Baseline Testing (12 years of age and under): $60/athlete
Team Baseline Testing (13 years of age and over): $70/athlete
Post-Concussion Syndrome Assessment: $110 for 1 hour
Post-Concussion Syndrome Follow-up: $65 for 30 minutes