You matter, your safety matters, and your future matters. That's why as an athlete, you need baseline testing.
WHAT IS A BASELINE TEST
How do you determine when an athlete has sufficiently healed to their pre accident performance level? Who decides when they are ready to return to play and what do they base their decisions upon?
Standardized questionnaires, such as SCAT, and sedentary neurocognitive tests rely on the athlete’s honest and subjective reporting of symptoms and focused desire to perform at the highest level. The current system allows, and even encourages cheating.
The TRAZER concussion baseline elevates the athlete’s heartrate to game levels by demanding dynamic responses to random cues in multiple directions. The athlete’s balance is assessed pre and post exertion, and their heart rate is tracked throughout the test.
The data provided by TRAZER creates a complete profile of the athlete’s performance health. TRAZER data will highlight the athlete’s movement deficits so that corrective action can be taken BEFORE an injury occurs.
WHY IS THE BASELINE VALUABLE?
Post injury, TRAZER’s objective is to mimic the demands of sport so that if the athlete is still concussed, his symptoms will return in a safe space where he is not at risk of second impact syndrome. If, under the supervision of a medical professional, the athlete can perform the TRAZER baseline as well or better than he did pre-injury, with appropriate changes in heart rate and no recurrence of symptoms, the physician may use TRAZER data to support a return to play decision.
Every athlete should have a baseline test. Our job is to provide the relevant data to support the appropriate decision makers in their safe return-to-play decision. BECAUSE YOU MATTER.
WHY GET A BASELINE TEST?
The essential element of return to play is when is an athlete healthy enough to perform the tasks demanded upon them in their respective sports. Performance based baseline testing is a series of tests that can provide an overview of healthy function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should an athlete sustain an injury, such as whiplash or a concussion.
THE TRAZER DIFFERENCE
Neurocognitive testing has its limitations and is not a good predictor for return to activity, as it does not incorporate the elevation of ones heart rate, simulating exertion, and it does not test your vestibular balance system, which are major limiting factors in whiplash and concussion injuries. Thus TRAZER stands alone in its ability to record these factors, while simulating the stressors placed upon an athlete during the demands of their sports.
HOW IT IS MONITORED
Sports require one to recognize and respond quickly, accurately and appropriately to stimuli in their environment in order to stay healthy. TRAZER allows ones progress to be monitored and accurately followed as they progress, as their response, acceleration and deceleration, are measured and automatically compared to previous scores. Thus in knowing the original pre injury baseline, we can tell within reason, how close they are to returning to their pre injury condition by assuming it to be a result of their function – although it can not interpret brain injury accurately, it certainly can interpret your performance as one component of your brains recovery from an injury.