Demystifying Sport Concussion Baseline Testing

Five common myths, and what you need to know about these tests.

While the controversial movie "Concussion" draws attention, one important preseason test plays an important supporting role.

Here's the bottom line on baseline testing.

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on December 08, 2015 in Brain Trauma, as published by Psychologytoday.com.

Finally concussions, and Dr. Bennet Omalu’s battle uncovering the risks of repetitive head trauma, are getting the attention they deserve. The movie Concussion starring Will Smith will undoubtably generate more questions than answers about what we, as a society, should know and do about sport-related concussion.

One important tool becoming more prominent, yet also highly misunderstood, is the use of “baseline” testing. Here is a brief explanation of the tool, along with five common myths and misconceptions about baseline testing.

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