Are sports physicals enough?
PRiME offers High School Orthopedic Screens & Concussion Baseline Testing
Get ready for high school season - and prevent injury!
Most people don't come in until after an injury has occurred. Orthopedic screenings can be a real game changer! These screens can prevent an injury or shorten the time you spend to rehab that injury. Identify issues that can lead to injury and address corrective steps beforehand.
Orthopedic screenings are comprehensive and swift examinations that:
- Screen for overuse injuries caused by highly repetitive movements
- Develop modifications and treatments to prevent further injury or damage
- Determine the severity of an injury and whether an physician’s attention is required
- Assess sprains, strains, and chronic conditions
- Determine when an athlete can return to the playing field
- Establish practice and conditioning parameters
Get screened before you cause injury or do further harm. A few minutes with PRiME could help you avoid taking weeks (or even months) away from playing the sport that you love.
Concussion Baseline Testing
After a concussion occurs, it is important to measure how well your brain functions post-injury. Knowing this information can assist in planning an effective rehabilitation program. A valid Baseline Concussion Test is the first step to effective concussion management.
What is a Baseline Concussion Test?
Baseline tests are typically taken prior to the season before training or competition has begun. In the event of a concussion, the same test (a "post-injury" test) is taken again by the athlete. The scores before and after the injury can be compared. The tests measure Reaction Time, Memory Capacity, Speed of Mental Processing, and Executive Functioning of the brain. They also record baseline concussion symptoms and provide extensive information about an athlete's history with concussions.
Why is it Important to get "Baselined?"
A Baseline Concussion Test is an important piece to concussion management. Each concussion is unique. Its important to treat individuals on a case-by-case basis. Comparing post-injury test scores of an individual to their own baseline test scores from before the concussion is considered best practice. Without a baseline test to use for comparison, an individual's post-injury test scores can only be compared to the general population. Whenever possible, we want to compare apples to apples, and Baseline Concussion Tests allow that. The very act of getting tested will raise concussion awareness for athletes, parents, and coaches. Typically, baseline tests take 30-45 minutes to administer, and can be done for both individual athletes and groups.